LIFE

Finally, a shattered political ceiling

I am a conservative. (You notice I didn’t say I’m a Trump fan.) I don’t like big government. Period.

I don’t like big government.

Period.

But as a woman I couldn’t be happier that a woman has finally been nominated for the presidency of the greatest nation on earth, even if I’m not nuts about this particular woman. (Can you tell, I’m like most Americans in my despair over the choices this year? Also, I wish it had been the Republican party that had done this.)

This is a great time in our history.

There was a woman interviewed by one of the networks who was one hundred and two years of age. In her lifetime,  she has seen women given the right to vote (it’s the 19th Amendment in case you didn’t know), and now she is seeing a woman nominated for the highest office in our land. She is witnessing what can happen when everyone is given  equal opportunity to succeed. She has seen history in the making. I think that’s so cool.

Here’s a little excerpt about the 19th Amendment:

Ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote—a right known as woman suffrage. At the time the U.S. was founded, its female citizens did not share all of the same rights as men, including the right to vote. It was not until 1848 that the movement for women’s rights launched on a national level with a convention in Seneca Falls, New York, organized by abolitionists Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) and Lucretia Mott (1793-1880). Following the convention, the demand for the vote became a centerpiece of the women’s rights movement. Stanton and Mott, along with Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) and other activists, formed organizations that raised public awareness and lobbied the government to grant voting rights to women. After a 70-year battle, these groups finally emerged victorious with the passage of the 19th Amendment.

God bless America.

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