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  • How the Civil War Changed the World

    05/19/2015 10:33:26 PM PDT · by iowamark · 258 replies
    New York Times Disunion ^ | May 19, 2015 | Don Doyle
    Even while the Civil War raged, slaves in Cuba could be heard singing, “Avanza, Lincoln, avanza! Tu eres nuestra esperanza!” (Onward, Lincoln, Onward! You are our hope!) – as if they knew, even before the soldiers fighting the war far to the North and long before most politicians understood, that the war in America would change their lives, and the world. The secession crisis of 1860-1861 threatened to be a major setback to the world antislavery movement, and it imperiled the whole experiment in democracy. If slavery was allowed to exist, and if the world’s leading democracy could fall apart...
  • Mattie Brinckerhoff on voluntary motherhood and “destroy[ing] unborn children”

    12/20/2014 7:52:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | April 14, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Many people don’t know that the early feminists (those who fought for a woman’s right to vote in the 1800s) were mostly pro-life. Mattie H Brinckerhoff was a popular lecturer in the Midwest on women’s suffrage and other women’s rights topics. Here is some of her writing on abortion. Her use of the term “voluntary motherhood” dealt with the choice women should have to refuse to have sex in order to avoid childbearing. It’s hard to believe, but at the time, women had no right to refuse sex with their husbands- they could not prosecute him for rape, and culture...
  • Prank Video: Petition To End Womens’ Suffrage - FUNNY

    09/09/2012 2:50:10 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 9, 2012 | Fox News
    Today's Female High School Students don't know the difference between women's suffering and women's ...
  • Pelosi 'Swears' Spirit of Susan B. Anthony Spoke to Her in White House

    08/08/2012 8:48:29 PM PDT · by Justaham · 74 replies ^ | 8/8/12 | Eric Scheiner
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) told a recent gathering of the Women’s Political Committee that the spirits of suffragists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul spoke to her at the White House. Pelosi said she heard them say: “At last we have a seat at the table”. A video recently posted on Youtube shows Pelosi speaking in May describing her first meeting with President Bush in the White House after becoming part of the Democratic House leadership.
  • Government by Gentry in Colonial Virginia

    05/20/2012 11:17:50 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 11 replies
    1958 | Daniel J. Boorstin
    It would be a great mistake to assume that the cozy, aristocratic character of Virginia society had nothing to do with its civic virtues. Only a perverse hindsight has made the political institutions of colonial Virginia a leveling democracy in embryo. When George Washington feared for the preservation of self government and the rights of Englishmen, it was the political customs of mid-18th century Virginia that he must have had in mind, for he knew no others. Those customs were the representative institutions of a Virginia-bred aristocracy, whose peculiarly aristocratic virtues nourished American representative government at its roots. And those...
  • Saudi Arabia gives women the vote... but not until 2015

    09/25/2011 6:57:45 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:25 PM on 25th September 2011 | By Mail Foreign Service
    Women are to be allowed to vote in Saudi Arabia. K ing Abdullah bin Abdulaziz announced the change yesterday and also said women would be allowed to run in elections. However, the new law will not come into force until 2015. In a speech, the king said the move was in accordance with sharia law.
  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...
  • Scholar to Place Sarah Palin into Historical Perspective

    03/30/2011 8:09:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    "Thinking about Sarah Palin through the Lens of Western Women's History" will be the topic of the first Katherine Jensen Memorial Lecture Thursday, March 31, from 4-5 p.m. in Room 302 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building. Melanie Gustafson, associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Vermont and one of Jensen's former students, will present the lecture. She received a B.S. degree in sociology at UW in 1980. Gustafson's scholarly work has focused on women and political parties in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She is the author of "Women and the Republican...
  • The Trial of Susan B. Anthony For Illegal Voting (Great Story: Tea Party Like!)

    02/16/2011 2:25:36 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 5 replies
    Jurist Law @ Pitt ^ | February 2001 | Douglas Linder
    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!"
  • The Suffering Suffrage of Illinois

    11/01/2010 8:33:53 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 7 replies
    Renew America ^ | 26 Oct 2010 | Tim Dunkin
    Every once in a while, you read something in the news which leaves you seething. We live in a world full of both corruption and stupidity — two things which often seem to work synergistically. A couple of days ago, I came across something which had that unique blend of the two, a news story that was like a freshly-brewed cup of tick-me-off in the morning. The story in question comes out of Illinois, via Andrew Breitbart's Big Government website. Short and to the point, Breitbart's article notes that election officials in The Most Corrupt County in the Most Corrupt...
  • Don't Vote if You Didn't Do Your Homework

    10/21/2010 10:17:27 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 21, 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    It has become apparent that most Americans simply don't take voting very seriously. This is especially true of those who encourage voting. They'll tell us that walking into a polling place and pulling a lever is our civic duty, but this isn't true. Our civic duty is to cultivate wisdom in ourselves and become conversant with the issues; the walking and pulling part is just a natural byproduct of that. Yet so many try to pull others to the polls, claiming that mass participation in the electoral process somehow makes our country better. I guess it is in the way...
  • Illinois Soldiers Wait for Ballots. Prisoners Get Hand Delivery.

    10/19/2010 2:56:39 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 33 replies
    Big Government ^ | October 19, 2010
    Over 35 counties in Illinois missed the deadline to mail military ballots to our soldiers defending America. But in Chicago, county election officials have taken special steps to ensure that no inmates at the Cook County Jail are unable to cast a ballot. The Chicago Board of Elections hand delivers ballots to the jail. They don’t even wait for the inmates to apply – they bring the applications with the ballots! Over 2,600 inmates have cast ballots so far – strikingly similiar to the 2,600 soldiers who will likely not recieve a ballot for the Nov 2 election. Disgraceful does...
  • 19th Amendment, Was it the Beginning of the End for America?

    03/03/2010 7:12:30 AM PST · by Tom Hawks · 68 replies · 1,389+ views
    The Way One Vike Sees it ^ | 3/3/10 | OneVike
    From the day the founding Fathers risked their liberty and life by signing the Declaration of Independence, there has been those who have wanted to sink this great ship called the United States of America. Well 143 years later the good ship America took a torpedo hit that at the time seemed like just another glancing blow. What many still consider the greatest step forward in equality for the sexes, was more then just a glancing blow however. It was in fact a deadly strike that entered the very heart of the ship and has been smoldering since. The...
  • [South Carolina] Voter ID wins key approval: House Democrats walk out in protest

    02/27/2009 12:25:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies · 2,412+ views
    The State ^ | February 27, 2009 | Gina Smith
    A bill that would require voters to present a photo ID at the polls won key approval from the S.C. House on Thursday, but not before House Democrats — equating the proposal to segregation-era efforts to disenfranchise voters — walked out. About 30 members of the Legislative Black Caucus and other House Democrats staged the walkout as debate moved into its fourth hour and it became clear the bill would pass. “You’ve made it clear it’s your way or the highway,” state Rep. David Weeks, chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus, said to House Republicans, moments before the walkout. “There...
  • Happy Birthday Susan B. Anthony

    02/15/2009 9:50:45 AM PST · by GVnana · 5 replies · 371+ views
    Wikipedia and See also Susan B. Anthony List | 2/15/2009
    Susan B. Anthony chastising Grover Cleveland.Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was a prominent American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women's rights movement to introduce women's suffrage into the United States. She traveled the United States and Europe, and gave 75 to 100 speeches per year on women's rights for 45 years. Biographical excerpt from ------------- Susan B. Anthony was raised in New York as a Quaker. She taught for a few years at a Quaker seminary and from there became a headmistress at a women's division of...
  • Second-Place Citizens

    08/30/2008 8:17:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 137+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 25, 2008 | Susan Faludi
    MUCH has been made of the timing of Hillary Clinton’s speech before the Democratic National Convention tonight, coming as it does on the 88th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Convention organizers are taking advantage of this coincidence of the calendar — the 19th Amendment was certified on Aug. 26, 1920 — to pay homage to the women’s vote in particular and women’s progress in general. By such tributes, they are slathering some sweet icing on a bitter cake. But many of Mrs. Clinton’s supporters are unlikely to be partaking. They regard their candidate’s cameo as a consolation prize. And they are...
  • John R. Lott Jr.: Women's suffrage over time

    05/29/2008 1:43:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 391+ views
    Washington Times ^ | November 27, 2007 | John R. Lott Jr.
    "If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine, but I don't think it's going to happen." —Ann Coulter, Oct. 2 New York Observer With Hillary Clinton still the leading Democrat in the race for president, a lot of news stories over the next year will discuss women voting patterns. Some women may well vote for Mrs. Clinton, even if they disagree with her policies, simply because she is a woman. Terms like "historic" will be thrown around a lot,...

    10/03/2007 5:38:51 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 150 replies · 4,449+ views
    Nealz Nuze/Wsb Radio ^ | 3 October 2007 | Neal Boortz
    Ann Coulter has a new book. "If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd be Republicans." Suggested subtitle ... "You Can't Fix Stupid." I guess we now know just what sentence, paragraph or thought expressed in Coulter's book is going to be used by the MoveOn Democrat Party and the loony left in an attempt to demonize her. Here's an excerpt from an interview with Ann Coulter by George Gurley. Here we find Coulter talking about women: "If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a...
  • How society defends itself; and is women's political equality a good thing?

    08/13/2007 6:09:52 PM PDT · by LightBeam · 5 replies · 277+ views
    View from the Right ^ | July 9, 2007 | Lawrence Auster
    "... let me put the matter plainly: Is it a sign of strength in the West that women can vote, hold political office, and be shapers of public opinion on political issues including matters of national security? Or is it a sign--and a cause--of a profound, perhaps fatal weakness? There is much to be said for the view that affording women political rights (as distinct from the protection of their human rights, property rights, and civil rights) inevitably leads society in the direction of the Nanny State that we see in full bloom in today's Britain and Europe, leading ultimately...
  • Kuwaiti women queue to vote for the first time

    06/30/2006 9:21:04 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 2 replies · 229+ views
    Telegraph News ^ | Friday 30 June 2006 | Tim Butcher
    Women voted in Kuwait for the first time yesterday as the conservative emirate became the last Gulf state to allow universal suffrage. Kuwaiti voters appeared to embrace the milestone in Middle East democracy as turnout figures surged to over 80 per cent. Womeny voted in separate stations across the conservative state as Islamists had demanded. Campaigners handed out roses to voters or water bottles with candidates' photos printed on them and volunteers offered voters rides to polling stations in golf carts. "I don't know how to describe my feelings, I am so happy, it's a beautiful day as women practice...