Assert Your Rights

Petition for the Repeal of the Conscription Act

Section 1 of the Thirteenth Amendment states: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

The idea embodied in the 13th Amendment is violated by the Conscription Act.  A conscript is little better than a convict.  Conscription is despotism in its worst form, and a monstrous wrong against humanity in the interest of Wall Street's chosen few.

The government violates the Constitution when it refuses to recognize your right to assert your opposition to the draft.  If you do not assert and support your rights, you are helping to deny or disparage rights which it is the solemn duty of all citizens and residents of the United States to retain.

The arguments against this position come from cunning politicians and a mercenary capitalist press, and even silent consent to the conscription law as helping to support an infamous conspiracy. The government doesn’t have the power to send our citizens away to foreign shores to shoot up the people of other lands.  There are no words adequate to express the condemnation such cold-blooded ruthlessness deserves.

You must do your share to maintain, support and uphold the rights of the people of this country.