Mississippi Slaves you are NOW FREE! Mississippi Ratifies 13th Amendment


#1

<p>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/18/mississippi-13th-amendment_n_2712289.html</p><p><em>“Mississippi lawmakers have officially ratified the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which banned slavery in 1865</em>.”</p><p>After 148 years, Mississippi Slaves can now rejoice and enjoy the taste of freedom sort-of.</p>


#2

i hope to gawd some ignorant rapper is having a club party for this. <br>


#3

Yeah, it was just fixing a paperwork fuckup, but still it’s kind of fucked to think it took them until 1995 to approve the ammendment even informally.<br>


#4

This doesn’t even matter. Federal amendment trumps it.


#5

There are tons of backwards state laws that are trumped by federal laws. They just never bothered to change them on the state level.<br><br>Like the infamous ‘rule of thumb’ where you can beat your wife on the steps of the courthouse as long as the stick was no wider than your thumb. <br>


#6

Who needs rule of thumb, now we have rule of stairs.<br>