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 Posted: Wed Jun 3rd, 2009 03:38 am
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The Iron Duke

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The 3/5th clause was not enough to equalize the population disparity.  Please show one Presidential election where the electoral votes of the south outnumbers the north.  It doesn't exist.  Even if you count the Border states as southern the north still outnumbers the south at every turn.  The south didn't have the majority population to control the House; the best they could hope for in the Senate would be an equality. 

The south, by itself, did not have the power to push through an agenda; it could only be done with the aid of sympathetic northerners.  And if the north felt so terrible about slaveowners being in so many positions of power, well then they shouldn't have voted for them and their sympathizers.

Last edited on Wed Jun 3rd, 2009 03:45 am by The Iron Duke

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