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LaRouche: Howard `Scream'
Condemns Florida Voters to Slavery

May 21, 2008 (EIRNS)—This release was issued today by the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee (LPAC).

On the eve of the May 31 scheduled meeting of the Democratic Party rules committee, which is to take up the question of the Florida and Michigan primary votes, Lyndon LaRouche denounced Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard "Scream" Dean, for his attempts to relegate the voters of Florida to a status lower than that of the slaves.

LaRouche condemned Dean's apparent plans to arbitrarily give Florida half of the delegates to the convention, as a return to slavery. "At least slaves were counted as 3/5 of a citizen, for purposes of distribution of Congressional seats, before President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. What Howard Dean proposes is a return to conditions worse than slavery, where Florida's several million Democratic voters are counted as one-half a citizen."

LaRouche asked: "Has Howard Scream forgotten about the Emancipation Proclamation? Or is he just issuing a 'clarification of interpretation' that slavery still has its place within the Democratic Party, when it comes to the voters of Florida?"

Florida Democrats are demanding that the results of their primary elections be fully certified, and that Florida delegates be fully seated at the nominating convention in Denver in August, a position that LaRouche and the LaRouche Political Action Committee has fully endorsed.