The Emancipation Proclamation- For House Democrats
November 7, 2006
By the President of the United States of America:
Whereas, on the nineteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand and six, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit:
“That on the first Tuesday of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand and six, all persons held as elected members of the United States House of Representatives representing Political Parties or designated part of a political party, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free from serving in public office; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military, air force and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.
“That the Executive will, on the first Tuesday of November aforesaid, by proclamation, designate the Political Parties and parts of Political Parties, if any, in which the people thereof, respectively, shall then be in rebellion against the United States; and the fact that any Political Party, or the people thereof, shall on that day be, in good faith, represented in the Congress of the United States by members chosen thereto at elections wherein a majority of the qualified voters of such Political Party shall have participated, shall, in the absence of strong countervailing testimony, be deemed conclusive evidence that such Political Party, and the people thereof, are not then in rebellion against the United States.”
Now, therefore I, George Bush, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested as Commander-in-Chief, of the Army, Air force and Navy of the United States in time of actual political rebellion against the authority and government of the United States, and as a fit and necessary war measure for suppressing said rebellion, do, on this first Tuesday of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand and six, and in accordance with my purpose so to do publicly proclaimed for the full period of one hundred days, from the day first above mentioned, order and designate as the Political Parties and parts of Political Parties wherein the people thereof respectively, are this day in rebellion against the United States, the following, to wit:
The Democratic Party
And by virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as members within said designated Political Parties, and parts of Political Parties, are, and henceforward shall be free from serving in public office; and that the Executive government of the United States, including the military, air force and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons.
And I hereby enjoin upon the people so declared to be free to abstain from all elective politics, unless in necessary self-defence; and I recommend to them that, in all cases when allowed, they labor faithfully for reasonable wages.
And I further declare and make known, that such persons of suitable condition, will not be received into the armed service of the United States to garrison forts, positions, stations, and other places, and to man vessels of all sorts in said service.
And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind, and the gracious favor of Almighty God.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this first Tuesday of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand and six, and of the Independence of the United States of America.
By the President: GEORGE BUSH
CONDELEZZA RICE, Secretary of State.
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