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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 01:57 PM

 

electoral college demanded by dead slaveowners who didn't want to count their human property as full

Phil Shifley

Does Romans 13:1 help you live with Trump being our president? I did not think he would win the election.
But I won’t second guess Gods hand in this.

John Fugelsang Retweeted Phil Shifley

You're confusing "God" with "an electoral college demanded by dead slaveowners who didn't want to count their human property as full people."

(And I don't recall anyone on the right invoking Romans 13 when Obama was POTUS.)

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Reply electoral college demanded by dead slaveowners who didn't want to count their human property as full (Original post)
jodymarie aimee Jan 2019 OP
manor321 Jan 2019 #1

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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 02:31 PM

1. That comment is actually ignorant

 

Counting slaves as five-fifths toward representation would have given southern slave owners MORE representation in Congress and MORE power.

And the Electoral College, along with the equal state representation in the Senate was a compromise in order to get any Constitution whatsoever. The young country was already falling apart at the time of the Federal Convention. Thank goodness they reached a compromise because otherwise this land would be split up like Europe, with constant wars and hard borders everywhere.

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