Topic: "Guess We Forgot?"(8)
Frodo does not have to remind anyone of the premise that life often imitates art. It is when it comes up and bites you (or someone you know) in the ass that you really begin to think about the implications thereto. 150 years ago, it appears, somebody forgot to put a stamp on the envelope, and the result tells us something we already knew.
The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America was formally adopted by the 50th State to so ratify just last week. Frodo, in the immortal words of the late Jack Paar, says "I Kid You Not." It seems that, according to the bureaucratic underpinnings of the Magnolia State, the formal notification although acted upon several years ago, was not formally transmitted due to an oversight. The discoverer of the little faux pas was a physician who had recently seen the movie "Lincoln" and who "googled" aspects of the story for his own edification when he stumbled upon the Mississippi humiliation, or the latest one asserts Frodo.
Frodo wonders when, or if, the clarions of justice and liberty in Jackson ratified other pieces of federal legislation? Maybe they've been shooting each other for 150 years without sanctioning the Second Amendment either? Or just maybe that's why so many people are traditionally denied the right to vote? How does the bumper sticker read? "Fergit, Hell No?"
For the record, the state which was number 49?
Ashley Judd for Senate.