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Jesse Jackson was Right

samplin Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 5:37 PM
At the time of the 3/5 Compromise, slaves were not allowed to vote. Neither were women or those who did not hold property. Thus the human beings were counted for population numbers only. Since slaves were not free to vote nor would they likely to be so, and their numbers so preponderant that the southern states would have an overwhelming majority in the House of Representatives. This was long before the Dred Scott decision declared slaves to be property. A sad business all of it, but the Founders did the best they could for the time.
willi4 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 6:38 PM
I was hoping someone would hit on this. It was a representation issue, not a slavery issue. The southern states wanted to count slaves as persons only for the purpose of getting more representatives in the House. They were then tied down by the 3/5ths ruling that effectively pushed them back from further exploiting the slaves.

This week marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and since state-sanctioned slaughter via judicial fiat began at least 50 million Americans have been killed. Over the last 40 years there have been some eloquent attempts to win the defining moral argument of our age, but few have come close to being as effective as the one I’m sharing with you today.

And it was written by Jesse Jackson. Yes, that Jesse Jackson.

To commemorate the 4th anniversary of Roe v. Wade in 1977, Jackson wrote an editorial titled How We Respect Life is the Over-Riding Moral Issue. What’s...