If the South considered them as only chattel property - why do they count as a human only when the census is concerned?
I didn't think I'd be running into a slavery apologist here.
P.S. Georgia has the second-worst unemployment rate in the nation, only ahead of, surprise surprise, Mississippi. These have been Republican-controlled states ever since the mass exodus of the Dixiecrats to the Democratic party. And oh, yeah, Michigan is Republican-controlled, too, yet it also has bad unemployment. Could it be that cutting taxes on the richest people is not the silver bullet that we have been told for decades?