135 Years Ago Today

On November 5, 1872, Susan B. Anthony voted illegally in the presidential election.   She was arrested 18 days later.   As her defense, she stated that per the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, all persons born in the U.S. were citizens and could not be prevented from voting.   However, the judge in the case disagreed with her, and in some shadiness that you would only expect from the Bush camp, told the jury to find her guilty, never polled them, and then delivered an opinion which he had written before every having heard the case.  She was found guilty and fined $100, which she never did pay.  It was over 14 years after her death that the 19th Amendment was passed, giving women the vote.

So, if you’re a woman reading this and you’re not registered to vote, get to it.   A lot of good women put up with a lot of crap to get you that right.

Just sayin’.

Author: peggyluwho

What do you want to know? I'm a California native, and right now, I live 6 miles from where I was born. I'm single. I'm a feminist.

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