columbia wrote:He seems to have issed the fact that slaves weren't, you know, citizens.....they were enslaved because they were slaves.
Well, that's not really accurate. They were three-fifths of a citizen. So maybe they could have gotten 3/5 of a gun?
columbia wrote:Oy vey.
Ironic that southerners were the ones that wanted the benefit of gaining that additional representation in Congress, ain't it?
No, they were zero-fifths of a 'citizen'. They were counted as 3/5 of a human for census purposes.
And it wasn't just about additional representation (read: power) in Congress, it was also, perhaps more so, about the apportionment of taxes collected.
This better be tossed
I don't know, the facts as they are presented in the article point to a legit case. Don't know all
the facts, obviously, but the article does make it seem like a retaliatory move.