posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 02:04 PM
Originally posted by bknapple32
ALL PEOPLE are created equal. ALL as in not just rich white slave owning men,
Already in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution isn't a treatise upon the People, it is that of Government. When ratified, it was
the culture of the period that lead to such thinking they can disparage the Rights of others and over time; that culture has drastically changed
wouldn't you say?
You cannot find any exclusions (the 3/5th "compromise" didn't exclude anyone). The 3/5th clause didn't deny any person Constitutional protection
but was an ugly compromise to determine how many representatives States would have. It was a money issue for the North and a representative issue for
the Southern states. Still glad to see it struck from the original document though.
Your line though is one that many push, that the Constitution, in its original form denied woman, slaves, and the poor from being included -- except
it was society and the culture that did that.