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Response to paleotn (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 12:46 PM

34. That is the other big point I was going to make, but you were ahead of me.

You're absolutely right. They were not prescient, nor anywhere near perfect. Many owned slaves, and enough of them agreed that they were able to adopt and codify the idea that anyone other than a white male land-owner was entitled to, at most, 35 of a vote.

They seemed to attach great importance to that fraction.

Anyway, the point is, they were a product of their times and did a damned good, but not a perfect job using what they had.

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