The slaves of 18th and 19th century knew who they were. They did not volunteer to be slaves and they knew that everything they produced would become the property of their owners.
The 13th Amendment prohibited slavery and involuntary servitude, but the truth of the matter is that we are all slaves on a modern day Federal plantation. Only those convicted of a crime can be forced can lawfully be forced to endure involuntary servitude.
The owners of the plantations stole 100% of the labor of their slaves. Today Americans are forced to work the first 114 days of the year to raise the money to pay the taxes the government claims they owe. Instead of paying 100% tax on that which we produce, we only pay half of what we earn in the form of taxes on incomes.
According to the Constitution the government cannot tax our labor. Lawful taxes must be indirect and apportioned to the states according to their populations. The current tax system we have in the United States today is a form of legalized extortion. In the days when slavery was legal, the black men and women worked 365 days a year of a privately owned plantation. Today the both the black and the white slaves are compelled to work on the government’s plantation from January 1st to April 24th just to earn enough money to pay the taxes the government claims we owe them.
In the olden days, the black slaves toiled 365 days a year on a southern plantation, today everyone is required to serve for 114 days on the giant Federal plantation. Did you volunteer to work for government for free? Is the income tax a form of involuntary servitude?
During that period of time, he is “subjected” to involuntary servitude. The 13th Amendment only allows for involuntary servitude when an individual has been convicted of a crime.
Obviously, the amendment was written to protect the God given rights of the people, but the misapplication of the law has made it possible for the Federal government to confiscate the fruits of our labor.