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Old 11-07-2012, 10:58 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by BucEyedPea View Post
I think the terminology is key for reading it to reflect the intentions of our Framers. That means defining terms in the vernacular of the time.
Yes, true. When considering slavery versus the human rights guaranteed by the Constitution, legislators weaseled out of the issue by considering slaves to be less than human. As I recall the issue was brought up at the time and abandoned for political expediency.
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