Thursday, January 22, 2009

Suffrage, just a few facts...

Did you know that the 15th ammendment allowing all men the right to vote regardless of race was ratified in 1870?

Did you know that the 19th ammendment allowing women the right to vote was ratified in 1920?

In 1866, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony form the American Equal Rights Association, an organization for white and black women and men dedicated to the goal of universal suffrage.

In 1870, the Fifteenth Amendment enfranchises black men. NWSA refuses to work for its ratification, arguing, instead, that it be "scrapped" in favor of a Sixteenth Amendment providing universal suffrage. Frederick Douglass breaks with Stanton and Anthony over NWSA's position.

Now I ask you, which would have shown more courage on the part of America this year, to put another man in the white house, or a woman? I submit that no matter what race, women are still the unrecognized minority in America. Obama is in the white house, maybe another 50 years or so and one of his daughters or her friends can be there, not just because she's wearing a ring, or because of color, or gender. Change, whatever!

Loving my country and the changes we can make! (Oh, and definitely not a feminist, about as conservative as you can get!)
Valerie

1 comment:

ceekay said...

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