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========== 1933 - LEGISLATIVE JOURNAL - HOUSE - PAGE 5759 (no titles of nobility in the United States may be recognized saved by Congressional recognition)


Mr. WITKIN, Mr. Speaker, I desire at this time to call up Resolution No. 75, Printer's No. 1034.

The Resolution was read by the Clerk as follows:

In the House of Representatives, April 17, 1933.

Many sons and daughters of that proud and handsome race which inspired the architecture of Northern Africa and carried into Spain the influence of its artistic temperaments have become citizens of this Nation (America is the Nation, United States is the Country).

In the City of Philadelphia there exists a Moorish-American Society (there is a such thing recognized as a Moorish American, so none can say that Moorish

American nationality doesn’t exist) made up of Moors who have found here the end of their quest for a home and of the children of those who journeyed here

from the plains (Moors are plain rich, said Prophet Noble Drew Ali) of Morrocco.

This Society has done much to bring about a thorough absorption by these people (i.e. Negros, Black, African Americans) of those principles which are necessary to make them good American citizens.

These Moorish-Americans have since being here (United States) missed the use of the titles and name annexations that were so familiar at home and which are used in accordance with the doctrines of the religious faith to which they are adherents therefore be it, Resolved (meaning that it’s done) That this House commends the Moorish-American Society of Philadelphia for the efficient service it has rendered (i.e. paid, to have an account adjusted) the Nation in bringing about a speedy and thorough Americanization of these former Moors (i.e. meaning these Moors are created or created themselves) and that in accordance with the fullest right of religious independence guaranteed every citizen (i.e. equated to American Citizen, outside of the United States, taking a different position, the present system is based on a

structure where things are in reverse) we recognize also the right of these people to use the name affixes El or Ali or Bey or any other prefix or suffix

to which they have heretofore been accustomed to use or which they may hereafter acquire the right to use.

On the question, Will the House Adopt the resolution? It was Adopted May



Constitution for the United States of America


Constitution for the United States of America Preamble We the People of the United States, in

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Article 1, Section 9, Clause 8

Constitution for the United States of America Preamble We the People of the United States, in

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign State.

Article 6, Clause 2

Constitution for the United States of America Preamble We the People of the United States, in

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme

Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.