Monday, February 18, 2013

Wow! Mississippi Officially Ratifies End Of Slavery

Wow. Mississippi has finally officially ratified the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, thus endorsing the end of involuntary servitude in the United States.
Life really does move slower in the South. One hundred forty-eight years after Congress sent the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery to the states for ratification, Mississippi officially has joined the ranks. 
The state’s Legislature did vote to ratify it in 1995 — but the vote was never made official because lawmakers failed to inform the U.S. archivist, according to a report in the Clarion-Ledger. They’ve finally finished the job, Newser reports, and it’s official: Slavery is unconstitutional in Mississippi.
I guess better late than never!

hat/tip to Joe.My.God

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