Friday, September 26, 2014

The American Political System: 9/20 The Constitution and the Federalist (Part 1)

The American Political System: 9/20 The Constitution and the Federalist (Part 1): "Scene at the Signing of the Constitution,"  Howard Chandler Christy,   1940, U.S. Capitol, Washington D.C. The Articles of ..

is a controversial passage in Article IV that protects slavery: "No person
held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into
another, shall, in Consequence of any Law of Regulation therein, be discharged
from such Service or Labour, but shall be delivered up on Claim of
the Party to whom such Service or Labour may be due." There is also a
clause in Article 1 Section 2 that refers to counting slaves as 3/5 of a person
for determining representatives and taxes."

       The way in which I would
interpret the fact that the “Republican majority House of Representatives
begins this session by reading out the Constitution” and omitted the above
listed passage is in two parts. I believe it was done because this is not the
way people of color is being counted in this day and time and also there is no
person that is held in service in this day and time.A person of color is no
longer considered 3/5 of a person everyone is counted as a whole no matter the
race and skin color of that person.They are ashamed and is looking for a way to move and change the Constitution. Another way to interpret this is that they are try to cover up part of our history and is hoping that the wrong that was done wouldn't matter to many people in this day and age. The reader of the Constitution and his fellow members either wanted to steer clear of that issue and "sweep in under the rug".



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