Comment: Slaves as 3/5 of a person...

(See in situ)

In reply to comment: Well I am a real historian, (see in situ)

Slaves as 3/5 of a person...

According to Tom Woods in the Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, slave owners wanted to get another free vote for each slave they owned. The north didn't think they should get extra free votes for each slave they 'owned'. The compromise? Half a vote maybe. Nah, let's go with 3/5:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-fifths_compromise

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg