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One of These Things is Not Like the Other

ericynot Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 6:52 PM
Heretic, Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution says "Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons." Do you use a different Constitution?
rightmostofthetime Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 6:59 PM
Eric, that passage merely points out how people will be counted for representation. The 3/5 number was actually promoted by the non-slave states so that the slave states could not have a disproportionate representation. It was a mechanism for the eventual abolition of slavery.

Just because things can be put on the same list doesn't mean they are necessarily similar. My attic contains within it thousands of comic books, an inflatable bed, some jigsaw puzzles, some family pictures and a "Frampton Comes Alive!" album. These things are, roughly speaking, in the same location, but they're hardly of equal value, importance or function.

I bring this up for the simple reason that we're hearing a lot about how the GOP must deal with "abortion and gay marriage" as if they are almost the same issue.

Well, in my house, I hear about my dog and...