Sunday, June 01, 2008


Representative Alcee Hastings needs better staffers. From the Representative's May 31 statement:

At the beginning of our great country's history my ancestors were counted as only 2/3 of a person. Until passage of the 15th Amendment in 1870, they weren't allowed to vote. During that same time and until 1920, women could not vote. White men who did not own property could not vote at one point in our history as well.

The number the Representative is thinking of is three-fifths. And, of course, Hastings' ancestors weren't counted at all, because they were denied the right to vote. The three-fifths compromise was a device to increase the power of the subhuman crackers who enslaved Hastings' ancestors.

Meanwhile, there appears to be some conflict within the Democratic Party. Hopefully, I can find some thoughtful blog commentary to enlighten me as to the details.

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