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May 11, 2005

Get It Right

Sometimes you can read the words and still not get the point. Here, Scott Johnson thinks the Northerners were wrong and the Southerners were right vis a vis the 3/5s Compromise.

It should be obvious to anyone concerned that the African slaves were denied the right to vote. Therefore the basis upon which Southern politicians sought to increase their own enfranchisement had nothing to do with the purer democratic motive. So to give them any credit over the Northern politicians, who opposed counting slaves, is ridiculous.

Scott Johnson, I fart in your general direction.

If one is particular persnickety and on a mission to vindicate the Southern way, one might make the assertion that the Southern politicians at the time of the Compromise had manumission and enfranchisement directly in mind under this scheme. One might go as far as to say that the failure of Reconstruction was contrary to the will of the South and that Southerners of goodwill had always intended for the African slaves to be their political equals. After the War. Yeah right.

Posted by mbowen at May 11, 2005 12:21 PM

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Yugo, Michael!

He should take up karmic chinchilla ranching.

(Gawd it's almost 5 and I want to go home!)

Posted by: Scott Ferguson at May 11, 2005 01:58 PM