February 13th, 2013: Slavery Finally Banned In Mississippi

No, that is not a typo.  It turns out that, due to an oversight, Mississippi has never actually ratified the 13th Amendment banning slavery.  Better late than never?

I find it very hard to believe that this was an actual oversight, but I’m willing to give it the benefit of the doubt.  Still, Mississippi didn’t actually vote for ratification until 1995.  1995!  How is that even possible?  I wonder if each year until 1995 there was someone that said, “Maybe we should finally ban slavery?”  And the overwhelming response was, “Dude, too soon!  Too soon!  Our wounds are still healing!”

More proof of a post-racial America.

One thought on “February 13th, 2013: Slavery Finally Banned In Mississippi

  1. Chris Studt

    Makes you wonder about the other amendments, like how Delaware, Massachusetts, and Connecticut specifically rejected the 12th amendment and still have never ratified it.

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