RE: Capitalists and concentration camps

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Sun Oct 01 2000 - 10:06:34 MDT

The other point about slave owners that people don't realize is that they
got more voting power. The slaves were counted as 4/5ths of a person for
representation purposes back then. The slaves couldn't vote, but their
owners got more electoral votes for their state.

The same thing is true today for prisons. All people are counted in the
census. The total numbers are used to size up districts. Felons can't
vote, but their portion of representation falls to their districts.

Harvey Newstrom, Security Testing Manager, Fiderus Security
Phone: 321-676-4894 or 866-FIDERUS or 919-852-1900
Pager: 866-786-1001 or
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