The day isn’t over, but I’m willing to go out on a limb and predict that this is the stupidest thing I will read today. I’m not actually sure what it would mean to “strike” text that has already been nullified by subsequent amendments—pull out the original sheepskin and take a sharpie to it? Bonus points for the common but historically obtuse invocation of the 3/5 compromise. Recall, if you think the offensive aspect of this is that slaves were “only” worth 3/5 of a person, that it was southern slave owners who wanted them to be counted equally and northern abolitionists who objected to their being counted at all.
College Student Discovers Racism in Constitution, Vows Meaningless Action
April 17th, 2008 · 11 Comments
Tags: Stupid Shit