Lawyers cannot serve in government?

I ran across the following statement which caught my interest:

They uncovered the United States Constitution printed in 1825, which was to prohibit lawyers from serving in government.


Not exactly, they uncovered a constitution which in place of the 13th amendment stated:

“If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or retain any title of nobility or honour, or shall without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office, or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince, or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them.”

Nothing about prohibition of lawyers from serving in government. Such poor logic and research. Not to mention that this ’13th Amendment’ never appears to have been properly ratified. Read more here or here

The “argument” goes something like this: Esquire, as used by lawyers must be a title of nobility, therefor lawyers have lost their citizenship. Can you spot the various logical fallacies? 1) The title ‘Esq’ is not granted by an emperor, king, prince or foreign power 2) the title ‘Esq’ is not a title of nobility.

Mote that the website also repeats the hoax about suppression of MMR results. Why are people so gullible?

And yes, the Founders used the Grand Jury, however they never used something like the Common Law Grand Jury consisting of a group of like minded people who self elected to be ‘jurors’. The concept of the Grand Jury is well established in our Constitution and statutes and does not accommodate a “knitting club” like formation. Which is why the NLA”s efforts will remain without any effect, and may in fact result in criminal charges if they insist on simulating legal process.

If one disagrees with the politics then one elects a different government, but one does not try to abuse the judicial processes.