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April 12, 2015

Women’s Rights came from Republicans

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                          Women’s Rights came from Republicans
The 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920, granting women equal rights including the right to vote.  However, passage of this amendment was not easy as Democrats were against women’s rights.  The Republican party’s support of women’s rights goes back to its founding in 1854.  For more than 60 year, the Republican party would fight against Democrats, who were against women’s rights.  In 1878, a California Republican named A.A. Sargent introduced the 19th Amendment only to see it voted down by a Democrat-controlled Congress. Each year, Republicans would reintroduce the 19th Amendment in Congress, with the Democrats blocking its passage.  In 1887, the amendment finally reached the Senate, with Democrats defeating the it 34-16.   With the set back, those advocating for women’s rights put pressure on Congress by convincing various state legislatures to pass bills giving women the right to vote. As a result, Republican controlled states including Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Washington and California had granted women rights.
In 1914, Republicans attempted again to grant women equal rights; but again Democrats defeated the amendment.  In 1915, another push met defeat.  However, things changed in 1918, when President Woodrow Wilson broke a campaign pledge to keep the United States out of the European conflict, resulting in sweeping victories for Republicans in the midterm elections in Congress.  With the Republicans in control, they passed the 19th Amendment granting women equal rights, despite Democrat opposition.  However, the Democrats were not done trying to defeat the amendment since it had to be ratified by the states.  Of the 36 states, nine voted against ratification, which eight were solidly controlled by Democrats.  Many of these states refused to ratify the amendment until after 1970.
Today, Hillary Clinton will tout her gender to rally women to support her.  Yet, she, herself, has refused to be compassionate towards women, who have been abused and are without rights from other countries.  The hypocrisy is formed as Hillary has collected millions in foreign contributions from foreign governments who provide no rights to women, including Saudi Arabia, in an effort to influence our election.
In these foreign countries, where Hillary has accepted campaign contributions, women have no rights, including the right to vote.  They can not hold office and are not allowed to speak.  Woman have no right to be in the company of a male, who is not family.  When a woman, who was recently raped by seven men, sought refuge from another male in his car, she was lashed 500 times.  Women who commit adultery are either imprisoned or stoned to death.  Recently, a woman, who sought refuge to another country and found with another man, was stoned to death.  Women who engage in per-marital sex receive 100 lashes with a whip.  Women who bring false charges against men receive 180 lashes, even if the charges are true.  Therefore, many women are raped and say nothing in fear of being lashed, imprisoned, or stoned to death.
As Hillary begins her presidential bid, remember that her advertisements are paid by those who oppress and abuse women’s rights while it was the Republicans who fought against the Democrats that gave women the right to vote and Hillary the right to run for president.
Frank Aquila is the president of the South San Joaquin Republicans and author of the book, “Sarah Palin Out of Nowhere”.  He can be emailed at

1 Comment »

  1. Well said, Frank. Hillary has yet to my knowledge speaken out for the many victims of crimes against humanity by Islam not just to Christians however also men and children too. I was just reading an article this morning I will share in moment too from the Washingont Post about how even for men rights to do business in Saudi Arabia are restricted in some areas.

    Comment by karen sherry brackett — April 13, 2015 @ 12:36 pm | Reply

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