Angela V. Woodhull, Ph.D. /licensed private investigator

© 2011 AV Woodhull

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“since the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery and slave codes, how is that guardianship codes that are identical to slave codes can possibly be legal? “

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The United States is a country that legalized slavery for more than 300 years through its United States Constitution, United States Supreme Court, and individual state slavery codes.    Any country that has legitimized an institution, such as slavery, will certainly have remnants of that philosophy in its present day thinking.

Enter United States Guardianship—a system of legally stripping a person of his or her civil rights without due process.  In fact, the similarities between the U.S. Slave Codes and the U.S. guardianship statutes are striking.

Slave Codes and Guardianship Codes

1.     Slaves were denied rights and coercion was used to maintain the slavery system (Noel, 1972).

“Wards” are denied rights and coercion is used to maintain the guardianship system.  For example, “wards” are frequently isolated from their family members and friends.

(See, for example, Order Setting Visitation Conditions in the case of The Guardianship of Louise A. Falvo 08-GA-0509, Seminole County, Florida)  No one except the guardian was permitted to visit Louise A. Falvo unless the guardian was present and watching and being paid for being present and watching.  

2.A slave could not legally buy or sell anything.

A “ward” cannot legally buy or sell anything.  

3.  A slave could not marry

A “ward” cannot marry. More