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Amendments serve important purpose
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To the editor: This is a response to a letter published earlier this month by a local attorney which held some misleading information on the mission and goals of a nationwide movement known as United To Amend. Constitutional Amendments may be "rare" but have been necessary for the common good. Eight months after the end of the Civil War led to the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863; the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery was ratified in 1865.