<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>
i hope to gawd some ignorant rapper is having a club party for this. <br>
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>
This doesn’t even matter. Federal amendment trumps it.
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>
Who needs rule of thumb, now we have rule of stairs.<br>