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Review of chapter "Those who have gone Before" from CPTSkip
Review:
Well done and Happy 4th of July!
Comments from author:
Thank you very much.
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [3 Jul 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Those who have gone Before" from Aquarian
Review:
great story for the 4th of july, and the basics of the way our gov't works. as well as pointing out that it has had and still has many flaws, for man is not perfect.
Comments from author:
Thank you.
Review By [Aquarian] • Date [3 Jul 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Those who have gone Before" from Tjack
Review:
Bartlet 4 America!! Vote Santos/McGarry!!
Oh wait, I think we did get them in the last election.
Nice story by the way.
Comments from author:
Thank you.
Review By [Tjack] • Date [3 Jul 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Those who have gone Before" from spk
Review:
WOW! Such an impactful story for such an inspiring holiday. Amazing job describing these 2 life-changing documents. :)
Comments from author:
Thank you. I'm not sure how many men were signatories of both documents, but the total number of signatures was 95, so somewhere between 56 and 95 people radically changed the world, and millions gave everything so that we could keep those freedoms. Remember that on the holiday.
Review By [spk] • Date [2 Jul 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Those who have gone Before" from EricJablow
Review:
You gave the Lynn Ahrens version of the Preamble; she left out the "of the United States" immediately following "We the People" because it didn't fit the tune. I guess you learned it the same way I did. "In Seventeen Eighty-Seven I'm told, Our Founding Fathers did agree...."
Comments from author:
Gotta say that Scholastic Rocks. Thanks for pointing it out.
Review By [EricJablow] • Date [2 Jul 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Those who have gone Before" from civ
Review:
In general I liked this but I had issue with the line, "saying that black people were only worth 3/5 of a white people", the point of the constitution was not to imply that, it was actually a move by the Northern slave free states to limit southern congressional power. If this had not been a part of the constitution the south would have been able to use the slave population to have a majority in the house this would have made the later political fights over trying to limit slavery even worse. So it was actually an attempt of limit the power of slave holder not an attempt to say "that black people were only worth 3/5 of a white people."

True written from that prospective it is an appropriate line. Thank you for responding to my review.
Comments from author:
Well, actually, it was a compromise - the slave states wanted representation based on their population including the slaves -who could not vote or hold office - while the 'free' states wanted representation based on the number of citizens. As you say, it was a power play rather than a comment on the worth of a black person, but many people view it from the latter perspective. I thank you for commenting, and exercising one of the very rights we all fought for.
Review By [civ] • Date [2 Jul 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Those who have gone Before" from Greywizard
Review:
Excellent!

Thank you.
Comments from author:
Buffy can kill all the vamps she wants, if we aren't free to rule ourselves at the end of it, we're screwed.
Review By [Greywizard] • Date [2 Jul 11] • Not Rated
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