Skip to comments.Warning Label For US Constitution
Posted on 06/09/2010 6:56:46 AM PDT by truthnomatterwhat
Reading the U. S. Constitution has been deemed dangerous and should not be read to children without adult supervision. Wilder Publications is putting a warning label on copies of the U.S. Constitution. The warning reads:
"This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today. Parents might wish to discuss with their children how views on
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It is indeed.
so your comment was false but accurate??
just bustin’ your chops, not pickin’ on ya.
something like that :0) I better quit early today. I’m clearly not fully functional.
The race baiters can find racism everywhere.
When Schiaparelli saw assorted blobs and dots as linear canals on Mars it was proof positive of intelligent life.
Unfortunately (or very fortunately?), it was on this side of the telescope!
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.Article I, Section II
The phrase, "other Persons," of course, refers to slaves. And these slaves, were, by strange coincidence, all of African descent (i.e., "colored".)
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.Amendment XIII
The South wanted to count all slaves as full votes for purposes of apportionment of the representatives. Doing so, they would be permitted more Representatives.
By holding that vote to 3/5, it empowered the North to have a greater apportionment of representatives that would be anti-slavery.
In the context of the time, the 3/5 provision was a victory for anti-slavery forces.
However, looked at with no context, it looks like slaves were not valued as people.
This was a political tactic by the northern colonies to try to obtain a greater share of power in Congress.
Aware of both of those. My point was meant to be an exact one, not an ‘everyone knows what they are writing about’ one.
The original Constitution did not address slaves or ‘people of color’.
I was only picking (light-heartedly) on the poster, not arguing law.
Heard on Senate floor today....Harvard Law grads required to take International Law...but no class is offered or need be taken on Constitutional Law.
I don’t know how to post pictures, but here is a link to an article that shows a scan of the inside cover of the book.
“except as a punishment for crime”
I reall like this phrase and wish more attention were paid to it.
Too bad the North was all slave, except MA, at the time of the Constitution passage.
The biggest paradigm shift at Harvard Law was when they went to case law studies instead of Blackstone’s commentary. The former is an “evolutionary” view of the law, which means there is no firm basis of law except how judges want to “shape” it. The latter basically said that no law may be contrary to biblical law or it was invalid.
But as soon as the Constitution was ratified, the North took steps to outlaw slavery...so it was an evolution of policy that started with the North, and was manifested in the negotiations for the language of the Constitution that resulted in the 3/5 language therein.
Indeed. Of course, many “northern” states didn’t actually outlaw slavery until almost the Civil War. I know some in NJ weren’t very happy about it in the 1850s.
It’s also interesting to note the the terrain of the north isn’t very conducive to large farming, with rocks everywhere and bluffs and mountains. If the entire country was like that, slavery may never have taken off very well. Of course, NE also started out with a large # of people, who could only get so much land - higher population density, so they simply could not have much land to work.
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