to the Declaration of Independence, we know that each individual is
endowed with the right to life, liberty and property ownership. . .
unless surrendered. We also know that citizens surrender those rights,
because they are obligated to perform civic duties, such as militia duty
- the obligation to train, fight and die, on command.
Supreme Court has held, in Butler v. Perry, 240 U.S. 328 (1916), that
the Thirteenth Amendment does not prohibit "enforcement of those duties
which individuals owe to the state, such as services in the army,
MILITIA, on the jury, etc." In Selective Draft Law Cases, 245 U.S. 366
(1918), the Supreme Court ruled that the military draft was not
If not involuntary servitude banned by the 13th amendment, it must be VOLUNTARY SERVITUDE. Okay - the militiamen VOLUNTEERED to be so regulated.
The militia are defined as all male CITIZENS, 17-45, etc, etc. No one
"volunteered" to be male. That leaves citizenship. Citizenship is a
voluntary assertion. If citizenship was imposed at birth, that would
make civic duties into involuntary servitude, and banned by the 13th
Participation in FICA/Soc Sec is also voluntary.
“The Social Security Act does not require an individual to have a
Social Security Number (SSN) to live and work within the United States,
nor does it require an SSN simply for the purpose of having one...” - - - The Social Security Administration