Matthew492 Wrote:
Feb 06, 2013 5:05 PM
Arver v. United States, 245 U.S. 366 (1918), The court doesn't give it an in-depth analyses, but concludes that a government has to be able to call upon its citizens to defend it. "Finally, as we are unable to conceive upon what theory the exaction by government from the citizen of the performance of his supreme and noble duty of contributing to the defense of the rights and honor of the nation as the result of a war declared by the great representative body of the people can be said to be the imposition of involuntary servitude in violation of the prohibitions of the Thirteenth Amendment, we are constrained to the conclusion that the contention to that effect is refuted by its mere statement."