February 7, 2013 Mississippi legislators have finally ratified the 13th Amendment!!
Mississippi has officially abolished slavery by finally ratifying the 13th Amendment.
When I first became aware of this fact, I had to close my eyes, shake my head to clear any cobwebs that may have been clouding my mind, and re-read the article to make sure I had understood the subject. Well, in fact I had.
This might sound a little late, but Mississippi legislators have finally ratified the 13th Amendment to the constitution. Yes the one that banned slavery in 1865! Finally on February 7, 2013, it was approved, and Mississippi became to the last state to finally ratify the 13th amendment.
PLEASE allow me to reiterate….Until this past February 7th, 2013, Slavery Was Still Legal In Mississippi!!!
Now for most States, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which outlawed slavery, was adopted by Congress in 1864; a year after Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation. States ratified the amendment in 1865.
The next thought that came to me was, “What a perfect example to counter those whom want to make the argument that, “”States’ Rights” should over rule and have precedence over “Federal Laws.””
For this misguided segment of the U.S. population, if left to their own desires and political viewpoints that are so obviously lacking and backwards to today’s standards, no corrections in our legal mindset as a whole would never progress.
Today these people call themselves “Tea Party Patriots.”