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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
    More: Interesting, Rhode Island, Mississippi, Connecticut, Utah, 16th amendment, City College of New York, direct election, 36th state  
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2013-02-21 02:46:12 PM  
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2013-02-21 03:24:05 PM  
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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 03:19:07 PM  
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2013-02-21 03:06:10 PM  
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give me doughnuts: 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.

Mississippi wasn't readmitted to the Union until February 23, 1870. They had no power to vote on constitutional amendments at the time, and they were basically a Military District of the United States.
2013-02-21 03:04:40 PM  
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This is stupid.

Once 2/3rds of the states ratify an amendment, it's the law, whether another state ratifies it or not, and there's no logical reason why a state should ratify an amendment after that.

Mississippi did not have to ratify the 13th amendment for it to be law, nor did any of the other states who didn't ratify any amendment that was ratified by 2/3rds of the states.  It's a cheap symbolic move with not a whit of any law behind it.
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-21 02:11:54 PM  
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Mississippi wasn't even a state when the 13th was ratified, so what's the point.
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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