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Not exactly vox. You must comprehend that this is reality, its the congress, theres the constitutional process, there are real southerners favoring real slavery. All is not in text book heaven, dig?

They were living in REALITY at the time. The south at the time held the upper hand in the house. THIS IS BY NO MEANS MAKE BELIEVE LAND, YOU DIG??? Of course everyone 'should' oppose slavery, but that was not reality!! And there is a such thing as consitutional law that the congress is regulated by!!!!!

You got it right that the North wanted zero, but as you also know compromise is often required or at least desired by those with the weaker hand.

I think the misunderstanding is a common one, I was hoping some could see beyond that.

SO:
YES, I KNOW the entire notion of counting ANY population as less than a man is HORRIBLE. YES I KNOW that the South was WRONG in every way on the issue. YES I KNOW that adding 3/5ths increases the south's representation. YES, I think it odd to be thought of as 3/5ths. YES I AM AWARE that seeing this as positive takes a mature, stable and agile mind, to see both the irony and sadness in the whole affair while recognizing the politics of the time as well.

OK, DO YOU UNDERSTAND NOW???? THIS IS NOT AN ADVOCATION OF THE FUCKING 3/5TH MEASURE FOR CHRIST'S SAKE!!! WHAT PLANET ARE YOU FROM?????

What you expect me to say?:
" Er, eh um, Mr Vox, you have a remarkable grasp of the obvious"
"Oh, well thank you Mr Sergeant, you too"


Get over it and take it for whats it worth. Its not the gotdam end of the world for ya or anything.
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