Skip to comments.The Trial of Susan B. Anthony For Illegal Voting (Great Story: Tea Party Like!)
Posted on 02/16/2011 2:25:36 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
The Anthony trial of 1873 helped answer the important question of whether women as "citizens" under the recently adopted Fourteenth Amendment were entitled, as one of the "privileges and immunities" that came with citizenship, to vote. The answer given by prim and conservative Justice Ward Hunt will surprise few, but the trial also shows Hunt with his hands full, not quite knowing how to shut up his feisty defendant. Read now about what "Aunt Susan" described in her diary as "the greatest outrage in judicial history!"
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The way this old lady
Susan B. Anthony
took on soon-to-be Supreme Court Justice
Ward Hunt at a trial in New York.
The trial was such a big deal, even ex-President
Millard Fillmore came to watch!
Bonus: this account is filled with references as to how Susan B. Anthony hated the Democrat party! She also basically told the judge to SHOVE IT: his ruling was unconstitutional and she wasn't going to abide by his words.
And guess what: in the end, SHE WON!!
You will not be sorry if you read the fascinating account of this history-making trial!
The country lost.
There is no universal right to vote.
Oh please. You didn’t even read the story, did you?
Her cause was being embraced by the states—our beloved federalism—so much so that by the 19th amendment passed, 30 of the 48 states allowed women’s suffrage.
And the 19th was passed using the method prescribed by the Founders in Article V of the Constitution.
Agreed. The country lost. Selfish people shouldn’t vote, and women, too often, vote selfishly.
“For decades, polls have shown that women as a group vote differently than men. Without the women’s vote, Republicans would have swept every presidential race but one between 1968 and 2004.
The gender gap exists on various issues. The major one is the issue of smaller government and lower taxes, which is a much higher priority for men than for women. This is seen in divergent attitudes held by men and women on many separate issues. Women were much more opposed to the 1996 federal welfare reforms, which mandated time limits for receiving welfare and imposed some work requirements on welfare recipients. Women are also more supportive of Medicare, Social Security and educational expenditures.
Studies show that women are generally more risk averse than men. Possibly, this is why they are more supportive of government programs to ensure against certain risks in life. Women’s average incomes are also slightly lower and less likely to vary over time, which gives single women an incentive to prefer more progressive income taxes. Once women become married, however, they bear a greater share of taxes through their husbands’ relatively higher income. In that circumstance, women’s support for high taxes understandably declines.
Marriage also provides an economic explanation for men and women to prefer different policies. Because women generally shoulder most of the child-rearing responsibilities, married men are more likely to acquire marketable skills that help them earn money outside the household. If a man gets divorced, he still retains these skills. But if a woman gets divorced, she is unable to recoup her investment in running the household. Hence, single women who believe they may marry in the future, as well as married women who most fear divorce, look to the government as a form of protection against this risk from a possible divorce: a more progressive tax system and other government transfers of wealth from rich to poor.
The more certain a woman is that she doesn’t risk divorce, the more likely she is to oppose government transfers.”
Never knew it was her grave.
One day I was wondering why all the rocks were on her headstone. I brushed them off and then noticed the inscription.
After that I just pick seeds never looking down.
Oh don’t lean on me man, cause you can’t afford the ticket
I’m back from Suffragette City
Oh don’t lean on me man Cause you ain’t got time to check it
You know my Suffragette City
Is outta sight...
she’s all right
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