Slavery still the law of the land in the U.S.A.

Tue, 01/20/2009 - 4:49pm
By: Letters to the ...

Slavery, one human being owning another human being, is morally reprehensible and still exists in the U.S. Constitution. Throughout history human beings have usually been placed into two categories by those in power: human beings who are recognized as full human beings with rights and legal protections under the law and human beings who are recognized as partial or non-human beings without rights and legal protections under the law.

Originally, in the U.S. Constitution, all black slaves were considered as three-fifths human beings and not full human beings. Not until a constitutional amendment (13th Amendment) were blacks freed from slavery and subsequently began their march toward recognition as full human beings under the constitution.

Today, according to the Supreme Court under the Roe vs. Wade ruling, unborn human beings are not legally considered full human beings under the U.S. Constitution. Under the U.S. Constitution, unborn babies are considered partial or non-human beings and are owned by another human being.

Instead of granting full human being status on all human beings when their life begins, it is only legally granted by another human being at their discretion.

All human beings are full human beings regardless of their age, gender, race or religion from their conception through their death. There is no such thing as a partial or non-human being.

The 20th century experienced some of the most brutal and evil societies ever known by mankind – Nazism and communism. These societies enslaved and murdered millions of what were classified by their governments as partial or non-human beings in death camps, concentration camps, gulags and prisons.

These designated partial or non-human beings were considered unwanted human beings to their societies and cultures. They were used for medical experimentation and slave labor with many eventually being murdered. This was all done for the supposed betterment of their societies or cultures.

Nazism’s justification was to create a “super race.” Communism’s justification was to create a “workers paradise.”

Today’s secular society’s justification for unborn human beings being classified as partial or non-human beings is done to create a “quality of life” race and a “quality of life” paradise.

The names and terminologies change, but the justifications for designating human beings as partial or non-human beings and their subsequent enslavements and murders are always done for the betterment of the society and culture.

In the U.S., it is terribly ironic that two opposite ends of the spectrum concerning human rights occur so close to each other in January: Martin Luther King’s birthday and the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision.

Martin Luther King’s birthday represents the culmination of ending the last vestiges of legally denying full human being status to people because of their race, while the Roe vs. Wade decision represents the legalized partial or non-human being status being forced upon all unborn human beings simply because of their being inside their mother’s womb instead of outside their mother’s womb.

There is no such thing as a partial or non-human being. If a human being is only considered a full human being after it leaves its mother’s womb, what was that human being one day, one hour, one minute or one second before he or she left their mother’s womb? What makes a human being a human being?

Slavery has not ended in the United States, and will not end, until all human beings are granted legal full human being status from the moment their life begins at conception through their death.

We need a constitutional amendment for all unborn human beings so they can be freed from slavery and abortion murder. This constitutional amendment would grant them their rightful and justifiable status as full human beings throughout the United States.

Anything less than this is a continuation of the existing slavery that the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision placed into the U.S. Constitution and that is morally reprehensible.

S. Allen

Peachtree City, Ga.

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