Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Repeal the 19th amendment
Google celebrated the 90th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution on their home page today. While I am sure Google is motivated by patriotism, I am somewhat skeptical we will see Google celebrating the 2nd amendment any time soon. Just a wild guess.
Of course, the 19th amendment guarantees the right of women to vote. It is hard for modern Americans to understand that the majority of our ancestors were opposed to such a notion. Our children are taught in public schools that the reason people were opposed to women’s suffrage was due to ignorance and institutional sexism. The actual writings from men and women who opposed women’s suffrage are not provided to our children.
Well, from down the memory hole I was able to find as essay written by Madeline Dahlgren. Madeline represented many women who objected to the idea of women voting. The essay can be found at this location:
Here is also a funny video concerning the topic: