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  •  AFAIK, the 3/5 rule is still in effect (0+ / 0-)

    Sure, slavery itself has been prohibited, but the 3/5 compromise itself is still there, waiting patiently, still part of the supreme law of the land...

    along with any number of other vestiges of the enticements given to persuade slaveowners to secede from Great Britain and later to accept federalism, including state sovereignty, the 10th Amendment, the 2nd Amendment, the Senate, and the Electoral College.

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