Reading of the Constitutionby Representative John Lewis
Posted on 2013-01-15
LEWIS. Amendment XIII:
``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.''
``Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate
Mr. GOODLATTE. I yield to the gentleman from Arkansas (Mr. Womack).
Mr. WOMACK. Amendment XIV: Section 1: ``All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.'' Section 2: ``Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I yield to the gentleman from Virginia (Mr. Connolly).