GDG- The Negro President
jlawrence at kc.rr.com
Thu Jan 5 19:48:52 CST 2012
And making sure anyone else who was nominated did not show up on your
ballot.....but we digress.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Grim" <jgrim1941 at gmail.com>
To: "GDG" <gettysburg at arthes.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2012 7:32 PM
Subject: Re: GDG- The Negro President
> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> Esteemed Members
> For the South that's like showing up at a convention with a few million
> "proxy" votes and you don't have to actually represent them or care what
> they even think??
> On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 8:29 PM, Jack Lawrence <jlawrence at kc.rr.com> wrote:
>> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>> Since we are discussing the economic impact of slavery, I thought we
>> should throw out another factor of slavery, Political Power. Thought I
>> would separate it from the other theads, as I didn't want any thought
>> I was linking them in
>> Slaves were source not only economic power in the south, they were a huge
>> political power multiplier under the constitution..
>> The 3.9 million slaves in 1860 would translate into almost 2.4 million
>> votes, skewing the house of representatives and the electoral college
>> towards the sklave owning states. Jefferson was called by opponents "The
>> Negro President" after his electoral victory but popular vote defeat.
>> It's out there now.
>> "You win some, you lose some. And then there's that little-known third
>> Anonymous Losing Amercan Politician circa 2004
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