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Even giving the commas a miss, the major obfuscation (for today, and to a fair extent even at the time of the framing of the Constitution), lies in the word "people".

Voters, and members of the militia, were white adult land-owning males. Or white, adult, land-owning males.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Tue Jul 30th, 2019 at 02:11:04 PM EST
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