Written by Chris L. Joanet, Entrepreneur & Author
Posted August 2010 on Twilight Zone USA, Authors Den & Sisters in the Trades-Unite Now!
The U.S. Constitution was written in 1787 and voted on for ratification at a special convention which consisted of delegates who where citizens in the thirteen states that had rights to vote. This of course consisted of delegates who were all white men at the time… no women or black American’s had the right to vote in 1787. In 1835 the 15th Amendment to the Constitution granted voting rights to African American males only. Women did not have the right to vote throughout the nation until 1920.
In the original US Constitution, you will see throughout its writing words like he, him, and male, etc. There is not one instance of she, her, or female…it was left up to interpretation today or in prior years by other people in the U.S. government to interpret. Some of whom are racist’s and bigots and continue to fight to keep diversity out of this country and continue to discriminate based on white male supremacy. This even includes brainwashed women and men of all races…
The fight between good and evil continues into the 21st Century. And it will not change until ALL citizens in the United States stand up and vote for the Love of ALL without restrictions…
“Be saved by FREE LOVE” – Victoria California Claflin (Woodhull), 1872
Every organization whose propose is to fight for equal rights that are in existence today have their own agenda and are fighting for rights within that agenda.
What if all the organizations came together to fight for human/equal rights, no matter what their private agenda? Would human/equal rights finally be realized in the United States without restrictions?
The reason there is no human or equal rights; nor have there ever been is the US, and it has always been because of vile individually interpreted theological virtues and perceived morals education in United States. Individual bigoted educators, politicians and mainstream media are the cause for brainwashing of people in this country and the world…
So you should think about how different the US Constitution would be today if women and black Americans had a voice in the Great Debate during the development of the proposed U.S. Constitution…
The opening section of the Declaration, entitled "The Principles of Democracy", states:
"The concept of democracy will only assume true and dynamic significance when political policies and national legislation are decided upon jointly by men and women with equitable regard for the interests and aptitudes of both halves of the population."– IPU Council 1992
"As politics is deeply rooted in society and reflects dominant values, our discussions highlighted clearly that developing a partnership in politics necessarily depends on the degree of partnership as a social mode in general. This is undoubtedly why the Inter-Parliamentary Union asserts that what has to be developed, in modern democratic societies, is nothing less than a new social contract in which men and women work in equality and complementarily, enriching each other mutually from their differences. (...) What is basically at stake is democracy itself." – IPU Conference President 1997
"The achievement of democracy presupposes a genuine partnership between men and women in the conduct of the affairs of society in which they work in equality and complementarily, drawing mutual enrichment from their differences."
Since 1789, only 2 percent of members of Congress have been women. But not until 1917 was a woman elected to the House of Representatives. In the Senate, from 1922-2006, only 33 women have served in the Senate: 20 Democrats and 13 Republicans.
The global average percentage of women in parliaments is 17 percent; in the 110th Congress, it is 16 percent. (cite)
Delaware, Iowa, Mississippi, New Hampshire & Vermont are the only states never to have a woman represent the state in either House of Congress.
1872. Victoria Woodhull ran for president of the United States on the Equal Rights Party ticket. She is most famous for her declaration and campaign to run as the first woman for the United StatesPresidency in 1872. Many of the reforms and ideals espoused by her for the common working class against the corrupt rich business elite were extremely controversial in her time though generations later many of those implemented are now taken for granted. Other ideas and reforms still remain controversial and debated today.
1917. The first woman elected to the U.S. House of representatives was Jeannette Rankin (R-MT). She served from 1917-1919 and from 1941-42. Sometimes called the "Lady of the House", Jeanette Rankin entered the House as the first woman in Congress.
1922. The first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate was Rebecca Latimer Felton (D-GA). She served for one day; she was appointed, not elected.
Hattie Caraway became the first woman to win election to the Senate, in 1932.
1933. Frances Perkins was the first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet; she was Secretary of Labor under President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1964. Margaret Chase Smith (ME) became the first woman to have her name placed in nomination for president at a major party convention; Sen. George Aiken nominated her at the Republican national convention.
1968. Shirley Chisholm (NY) became the first black women to be elected to Congress.
1976. Barbara Jordan (TX) became the first black women to deliver a keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention.
1981. Sandra Day O'Connor became the first woman on the Supreme Court.
1984. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro (D-NY) is the first woman on a major party's national ticket; she was selected by Walter F. Mondale as his Vice Presidential running mate.
2007. The first women to lead the House of Representatives is Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
Throughout most of the Senate's history, it has been almost entirely male. Until 1920, few women ran for the Senate. Until the 1990s, very few were elected. This is due to many factors, including the lack of women's suffrage in many states until ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, women's limited access to higher education until the mid-1900s, public perceptions of gender roles, and barriers to women's advancement such as sex discrimination, which still play’s a factor in their limited numbers today.
No women served from 1922 to 1931, 1945 to 1947, and 1973 to 1978. Since 1978, there has always been at least one woman in the Senate.
A little known fact is that it has always been republicans in the past who have voted for legislation gaining women’s and black American rights in this country…not today however!
Most Republicans and some in the Democratic Party are busy pandering to the Corporations for money and power to push their beliefs (morals) on its citizens, no matter their gender or race or the Constitution or laws and what the U.S. is all about…
So the EQUAL rights quote in our Constitution that states:
“All men are created equal,” meant exactly that, only men should be perceived as created equal. And until there is an amendment to revise this quote in the Constitution, and ratification by ALL states…women and anyone other than their (government politicians) interpretations will not be equal.
Just saying it will should no longer pacify the citizens of the United States!