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(NPR)   Sure, Mississippi is getting lots of heat for only just now repealing slavery, but lots of States haven't ratified existing amendments. For example, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont and Utah never authorized the 16th amendment, so NO TAXES WOO-HOO   (npr.org) divider line 7
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2013-02-21 05:03:10 PM
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As we say in Oklahoma,

Thank God for Mississippi!
2013-02-21 03:24:05 PM
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Gosling: AMENDMENTS MISSISSIPPI HAS STILL YET TO RATIFY:

17th (direct election of Senators)
21st (repeal of Prohibition)
23rd (giving electoral votes to DC)
24th (abolishing the poll tax)
26th (lowering the voting age to 18)
27th (banning Congress from giving itself a pay raise during the current term).


So Mississippi still supports prohibition since they did at the time of that vote and they didnt bother to re vote on it after it was a moot point because it already passed, right subby
2013-02-21 02:46:12 PM
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CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS DO NOT WORK LIKE THAT!
2013-02-21 02:32:42 PM
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vpb: Mississippi wasn't even a state when the 13th was ratified, so what's the point.



Mississippi statehood: 1817

Civil War ends: June 1865

13th Amendment adopted: December 1865.
2013-02-21 02:17:06 PM
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Nabb1: vpb: Mississippi wasn't even a state when the 13th was ratified, so what's the point.

It was probably meant as a symbolic gesture in a good way, and of course it backfired because it reminded us all that Mississippi is still so, well, Mississippi.


Visit Alabama; at least we're not Mississippi.
2013-02-21 02:08:45 PM
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First of all, comparing taxes to allowing someone the freedom to vote is like comparing apples to asteroids.

Second,

"Legislative calendars are crowded, and arguing over settled matters isn't a good use of time," says Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

And yet I see so many of these same groups trying to make abortion illegal, christianity the law of the land, making marijuana legal and on and on. What a stupid comment.
2013-02-21 02:01:59 PM
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FTFA: Still, Rhode Island officials worried that it might interfere with the state's practice of requiring naturalized citizens to own property before they could vote. "There was a big anti-Irish sentiment to Rhode Island's reticence to amending," Conley says.

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As long as we're only including attractive and successful African-Americans, as well as the Chinamen.

/ah, prairie shiat.
 
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