Women and Minorities: Own Worst Enemy


Can we actually have a Woman or Black president? I would hope the answer to that question is yes. This years election is unique in that we have no choice. Some may say we have a choice, but there is no doubt we will either have an African American President or a Female Vice President. I say excellent. What are the groups that have been fighting for this chance been doing to bring this about? Nothing at all is the answer. They are the ones trying to stop it. Why? The simple answer is agendas.

Women’s Suffrage

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Founders of this movement like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott were some of the first women in the United States to fight for a woman’s voice in politics. Look at their records today and many feminist would not agree with their opinions. At the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 they took the first steps for women into a dangerous arena. While today’s woman’s rights activists would probably view them in a strange light. They actually mention God. They were women of faith, much like the much defamed Gov. Palin. For all those who have no clue what their current movement is about, I will provide you the Declaration of Sentiments

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one portion of the family of man to assume among the people of the earth a position different from that which they have hitherto occupied, but one to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes that impel them to such a absolution.

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of those who suffer from it to refuse allegiance to it, and to insist upon the institution of a new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and, accordingly, all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they were accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design despotism, it is their duty to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of the women under this government, and such is now the necessity which constrains them to demand the equal station to which they are entitled.

The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

  • He has never permitted her to exercise her inalienable right to the elective franchise.
  • He has compelled her to submit to laws, in the formation of which she had no voice.
  • He has withheld from her rights which are given to the most ignorant and degraded men – both natives and foreigners.
  • Having deprived her of this first right as a citizen, the elective franchise, thereby leaving her without representation in the halls of legislation, he has oppressed her on all sides.
  • He has made her, if married, in the eye of the law, civilly dead.
  • He has taken from her all right in property, even to the wages she earns.
  • He has made her morally, an irresponsible being, as she can commit many crimes with impunity, provided they be done in the presence of her husband. In the covenant of marriage, she is compelled to promise obedience to her husband, he becoming, to all intents and purposes, her master – the law giving him power to deprive her of her liberty, and to administer chastisement.
  • He has so framed the laws of divorce, as to what shall be the proper causes of divorce, in case of separation, to whom the guardianship of the children shall be given; as to be wholly regardless of the happiness of the women – the law, in all cases, going upon a false supposition of the supremacy of a woman, and giving all power into his hands.
  • After depriving her of all rights as a married woman, if single and the owner of property, he has taxed her to support a government which recognizes her only when her property can be made profitable to it.
  • He has monopolized nearly all the profitable employments, and from those she is permitted to follow, she receives but a scanty remuneration.
  • He closes against her all the avenues to wealth and distinction, which he considers most honorable to himself. As a teacher of theology, medicine, or law, she is not known.
  • He has denied her the facilities for obtaining a thorough education – all colleges being closed against her.
  • He allows her in church, as well as State, but a subordinate position, claiming Apostolic authority for her exclusion from the ministry, and, with some exceptions, from any public participation in the affairs of the Church.
  • He has created a false public sentiment by giving to the world a different code of morals for men and women, by which moral delinquencies which exclude women from society, are not only tolerated but deemed of little account in man.
  • He has usurped the prerogative of Jehovah himself, claiming it as his right to assign for her a sphere of action, when that belongs to her conscience and her God.
  • He has endeavored, in every way that he could to destroy her confidence in her own powers, to lessen her self-respect, and to make her willing to lead a dependent and abject life.

That is some pretty risky stuff to be spouting in 1848. The problem for modern feminist is all this God stuff. The woman’s rights movement has been hijacked, and they now eat their own. Sad but true. The problem is we are in a time that to be prob equality means you must get something extra. It is no longer about being a woman capable of free thought. It is about being a woman that fits the mold of what current feminist ideology dictates. You want “Change”. Change starts in your backyard, and women are eating their own.

Minority Voting Rights

This fight, I would argue, is Americas Greatest debate. It started the Civil War, and lead to the freedom of slaves. of course not how you are told. The Civil War wasn’t about the Confederacy trying to limit the black vote, but control it. It was the northerners that made slaves only worth 3/5 of a person. Freedom was a side effect. One hell of a side effect. The 14th amendment changed the “slaves” into whole people and gave them rights to vote. Those rights were systematically denied or coerced until the 1960’s,. Some would argue they are still being disenfranchised today. They point to laws taking away the rights of felons to vote. I personally believe in some places felons should not vote, but if the local police force is out of control, and targets one segment of society, this is oppression.

Much of this campaign has seen Black leaders in America fail to back Barak Obama. many openly backed Hillary Clinton. Why? It is my hope that they didn’t share his views. For some he was too radical. For some he wasn’t radical enough. Yet again, the struggle of the forefathers is subverted and perverted to suit today’s needs. The fight for the right to be equal has been lost. Sen Obama is equal now, and has attained what would have been the wildest dream of a share cropper in Mississippi circa 1890. While Obama won’t get this “freckled-white man’s” vote, I believe the chance to make a decision on issues and ideas rather than skin color is a great thing. Something that the European detractors have failed to do, ever.

I could go about listing several instances of the current woman’s movement and minority rights activist shooting themselves at the polls. They are all to glaring in the daily news, if you are looking. I would argue that the dreams of the forefathers and mothers are fulfilled, and being shot dead by their own people at the moment of realization. That is a sad fact, but a fact none the less.

The true struggle for equality has now reached us. the debate has changed. It is no longer “can we” have a black or woman president. It is “Will we let ourselves” have a woman or a black President of the United States. So next time some activist slams one of the current candidates as being a sellout, remind them they have the equality of opportunity they were searching for. This fight is now about issues and ideologies. The country is better for it.

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~ by gotea on September 3, 2008.

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