Skip to comments.After 148 years, Mississippi finally ratifies 13th Amendment, which banned slavery
Posted on 02/18/2013 10:24:26 AM PST by JerseyanExile
The 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery, was ratified in 1865. Lawmakers in Mississippi, however, only got around to officially ratifying the amendment last month -- 148 years later -- thanks to the movie "Lincoln."
The state's historical oversight came to light after Mississippi resident Ranjan Batra saw the Steven Spielberg-directed film last November, the Clarion-Ledger reports.
After watching the film, which depicts the political fight to pass the 13th Amendment, Batra did some research. He learned that the amendment was ratified after three-fourths of the states backed it in December 1865. Four remaining states all eventually ratified the amendment -- except for Mississippi. Mississippi voted to ratify the amendment in 1995 but failed to make it official by notifying the U.S. Archivist.
Batra spoke to another Mississippi resident, Ken Sullivan, who contacted Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann about the oversight. Finally, on Jan. 30, Hosemann sent the Office of the Federal Register a copy of the 1995 resolution, and on Feb. 7, the Federal Register made the ratification official.
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I bet Alec Baldwin is pissed.
Banned slavery? It did not...................
who needs a constitution when you have a popular president ! Hell, he doesn't even need to be qualified as long as hes popular.
he can even murder his own people when they protest just like Lincoln did and they will make him into a folk hero because of it !
Mississippi long ago acquiesced to this... it’s not like they’ve been secretly hankering for the old slave order to come back all these years. Amendments don’t need unanimous ratification to pass. Fine for a symbolic move, I guess, but Mississippi hasn’t particularly been misbehaving.
At least naked chattel slavery, it did. The soft slavery of dependence, it didn’t.
I’ve lived in Mississippi.
I’d NOT live in Obamacago....evah...without armor.
Liberals are the baseline from which all intelligence and morality should be measured.
In Mississippi, the (white) rednecks generally will not give black people grief. It’s the urban jungles that are fearsome, and almost always their clashes are black-on-black.
“Hey, I said we we’d get ‘round to it!”
I LOVE that last line!!!
I LOVE that last line!!!
It’s because Mississippi has a primarily Republican congress now.
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
If you are convicted of a 'crime' where the punishment is 'involuntary servitude' or 'slavery', it is constitutional.
So, if the Congress makes the punishment for owning an 'unlawful' weapon or light bulb.........
I was raised in Mississippi and we all got along really well, especially the poorest of us........
Individual initiative, capitalism and free-enterprise are found in Mississippi and throughout all of Dixie. The slave states of the 21st Century are clustered along the west coast, the northeast and all of New England. Isn't that odd, the Yankee abolitionists were from that latter region and now slavery is enforced by the edict of law there with forced unionism. The tyranny of Big Labor and its thugs are given free reign in the new slave states.
Just as remarkable is the 2012 election map, above. The states where union thuggery is permitted by law also voted to continue the slavery of the Obama administration. The comparison between the modern free states and the modern slave states is striking. Where liberty is truly cherished, Marxism is soundly repudiated.
Therefore, it will somehow be Republicans' fault that Mississippi has not taken the last step until now.
Well then too, there are some states that never ratified the 16th. amendment. There’s plenty of back and forth on that but it’s an interesting read:http://www.givemeliberty.org/features/taxes/notratified.htm
Better late than never ping, I guess
None of the new states admitted to the union after 1867 (Nebraska, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, or Hawaii) would have ratified the 13th. Amendment either. So, big deal!
I was just saying -