Wilson’s Way

JamesWilson300As the first couple of weeks of the Convention drone on, the debates become very heated. Perhaps best described as “frank, bordering on direct.” The small States, led by New Jersey’s Attorney General William Paterson, attack the idea of proportional representation as destructive to them.

It is now that we discover that the great debates of our time, are the same debates of the Convention. Is it to be “One Man=One Vote?” Or will each State have equal representation in the proposed government?

When it seems that there is an impasse, it is James Wilson of Pennsylvania, along with South Carolina’s Pickney and Rutledge, who hammer out the compromise which so many have proclaimed a “Faustian Bargain,” the 3/5th’s Compromise.

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About Dave

Talk Show host, lifelong Baseball and Star Trek fan, US Navy Submariner and Fire Control Technician (Ballistic Missile) 1st Class Petty Officer (Submarine Qualified), Dave is married with four daughters, one son, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren plus one on the way. He resides quietly in Manteca, CA, where he records his podcast, Plausibly Live, three days a week. He also writes for several other blogs and as a "Stay at home Dad" plays a lot of games with his son. Dave loves books, history and is learning to weld and drive a forklift. Just for fun. Dave is also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Member of the US Submarine Veterans.

Posted on June 11, 2015, in Constitution, Podcast, The Convention and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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