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Author Topic: Mississippi Officially Ratifies 13th Amendment Banning Slavery  (Read 354 times)
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« on: February 19, 2013, 04:21:04 AM »

only took them 148 years  icon_lol

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It only took 148 years, but the state of Mississippi has officially joined post-slavery America by submitting its papers to ratify the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery to the U.S. Archivist.

The state was the last to ratify the amendment, voting unanimously in 1995 to pass the fabled document abolishing slavery in the United States. But a clerical error resulted in the papers never being submitted to the Office of the Federal Register.

“Mississippi ratified the amendment in 1995, but because the state never officially notified the US Archivist, the ratification is not official,” one particularly concerned citizen had discovered while researching the amendment.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/mississippi-officially-ratifies-13th-amendment-banning-slavery-148-years-later/
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013, 05:32:47 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on February 19, 2013, 04:21:04 AM

only took them 148 years  icon_lol

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It only took 148 years, but the state of Mississippi has officially joined post-slavery America by submitting its papers to ratify the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery to the U.S. Archivist.

The state was the last to ratify the amendment, voting unanimously in 1995 to pass the fabled document abolishing slavery in the United States. But a clerical error resulted in the papers never being submitted to the Office of the Federal Register.

“Mississippi ratified the amendment in 1995, but because the state never officially notified the US Archivist, the ratification is not official,” one particularly concerned citizen had discovered while researching the amendment.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/mississippi-officially-ratifies-13th-amendment-banning-slavery-148-years-later/

I like how the article tries to say the state ratified it a long time ago but a clerical error stopped it from being filed. That would be a good excuse if the clerical error happened in 1895 and NOT 1995.

How sad is it that it took the state until 1995 to ratify it!
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013, 05:54:33 PM »

There's some website that logs all the goofy laws that for some reason have never been removed from the books.  My favorite was an Illinois law that was obviously created when horses were still the primary form of transportation.  It calls for anyone driving a motorized vehicle to stop and disassemble their vehicle, then hide it in nearby brush if a horse is approaching them on the road.
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2013, 05:56:41 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on February 19, 2013, 05:54:33 PM

There's some website that logs all the goofy laws that for some reason have never been removed from the books.  My favorite was an Illinois law that was obviously created when horses were still the primary form of transportation.  It calls for anyone driving a motorized vehicle to stop and disassemble their vehicle, then hide it in nearby brush if a horse is approaching them on the road.

Wait, so you're telling me we don't have to do that anymore?!
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2013, 07:00:03 PM »

Better late than never?

Quote from: wonderpug on February 19, 2013, 05:56:41 PM

Quote from: hepcat on February 19, 2013, 05:54:33 PM

There's some website that logs all the goofy laws that for some reason have never been removed from the books.  My favorite was an Illinois law that was obviously created when horses were still the primary form of transportation.  It calls for anyone driving a motorized vehicle to stop and disassemble their vehicle, then hide it in nearby brush if a horse is approaching them on the road.

Wait, so you're telling me we don't have to do that anymore?!

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