Happy Women’s Equality Day! It’s the 98th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the law that gave adult women the right to vote in elections across the United States.
The amendment was first introduced into Congress in 1878. Prior to its passage, some Western territories and states had already granted women suffrage. The 19th Amendment passed both houses of Congress 41 years later in the summer of 1919. By the next summer, Tennessee became the 36th state whose legislature had approved the amendment. On August 26, 1920 the law took effect.
Susan B. Anthony noted that our ancestors were chiefly opposed to women taking a public role as those who, through public speeches and other tools of public influence such as the vote, would govern the community.
No advanced step taken by women has been so bitterly contested as that of speaking in public. For nothing which they have attempted, not even to secure the suffrage, have they been so abused, condemned and antagonized.
In other words, our ancestors believed that women should not speak in public in such a way as to teach, or lead, the community. That role was reserved by God and by nature to adult men. The fact that the Scripture speaks clearly to this issue factored prominently in their thinking at the time.
To the woman he said…“Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you,” (Genesis 3:16)
“Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to exercise authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.” (1 Timothy 2:11-15)
Note that these precepts are not confined to the church or marriage. The precept in Genesis 3:16 was said by God with respect to gender relations in all of life. Though in 1 Timothy 2 St. Paul makes specific reference to women remaining silent in public worship and church government, he does so by referring back to the Garden of Eden and to the fundamental natures of men and women, personified in Adam and Eve.
These scriptural truths are why women did not have the franchise for centuries. Not only men, but women as well, believed and acted on these beliefs. Though Western societies have had varying degrees of limitations on women in public and family life, the underlying belief in male leadership was universally shared and persists to this day among the more conservative elements of white Christians. The idea that women should divert their limited time, energy, and passion into politics rather than the godly rearing of their children is self-evidently insane. As Horsa put it in discussing a scientific study of the female brain, “a mother who is not interested in her children literally has a brain defect.”
Nonetheless, the insane are running the asylum. That’s why we are in the situation we are in 98 years later.
Faith and Heritage has previously dealt with the topic of race and the franchise, both in the U.S. and abroad. The female vote has perverted our politics in a similarly large way as the non-white vote.
Women constitute just over one-half of the population, but for decades have voted disproportionately in favor of liberal, progressive, pro-LGBT, anti-white, anti-Christian policies.
As has been the case for more than two decades of Pew Research Center surveys, women are significantly more likely than men to associate with the Democratic Party. While the gender gap has changed little in recent years, it is as wide as it has been at any point during this period: Among registered voters, 56% of women affiliate with or lean toward the Democratic Party, compared with 44% of men.
A reality check on how American politics has changed since the women’s suffrage movement began in the mid-1800s would show the massive, negative influence of female political agitation, and the use of the ballot box by females, on our nation.
- white-only suffrage
- male-only suffrage
- no endless foreign wars
- small federal government
- Christianity the de facto religion of the U.S.
- limited public education, with use of Christian prayer, corporal punishment, and biblical instruction
- no abortion or sodomy
- two genders
- very low divorce rate and illegitimacy rate
- sexual purity normal, promiscuity shunned and penalized
- only white male presidents
- Supreme Court consisting only of white Christian men, almost always Protestant
- no racial restrictions to vote
- no gender restriction to vote
- endless small foreign wars for “humanitarian” reasons (Kosovo, Persian Gulf War, Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, Afghanistan, etc.)
- near-totalitarian federal government
- Christianity prohibited from public life, with Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, atheism, etc. invited in, taught at public schools, publicly celebrated
- monstrous public education bureaucracy claiming dominion over every child in most states, and held at bay in the few that maintain liberty for parents and children via homeschooling and private education
- no open Christian prayer by teachers, no corporal punishment, no biblical references by teachers or administrators on pains of termination and civil lawsuits
- abortion and sodomy legal, common, unsafe but celebrated as fundamental human rights
- teaching that there are only two genders is publicly shunned; people mutilate their bodies and pretend to become the opposite gender, a mixture of genders, or invent new ones, and are lauded as brave and heroic
- ever-increasing divorce rates, illegitimacy rates among non-whites, with rates among whites following close behind
- sexual purity mocked in popular culture, promiscuity enabled and celebrated
- first black president
- first female nominee for president by major party
- likely the first lesbian Supreme Court justice
- 3 Jews, 3 women, 5 Roman Catholics, and a black man married to a white woman constitute 8 of the Supreme Court’s 9 members today
All of these things didn’t happen only because women took a leading role in civil affairs. However, none of these things happened before women took a leading role in civil affairs. The history of the past century shows the linkage between women in public life and the introduction of false religion, sexual perversion, “civil rights,” “the right to choose,” “freedom from religion,” “marriage equality,” and so on.
Consider this map of how the 2016 presidential election would have turned out if only women voted.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) October 11, 2016
When our society was ruled only by straight, white, Christian men things looked a lot different than they do now. The Left will tell you that all day and night, and on that count they are telling the truth. Their mental illness prevents them from realizing that the way it is now is literally lethal to the body and soul, however.
This is how the 2016 presidential election would have turned out if the 19th Amendment were repealed, so only men voted.
And here's if just dudes voted. pic.twitter.com/HjqJzIVwc4
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) October 11, 2016
As with more recent efforts to extend the right to vote to then-barred groups, the campaign to bring women into the voter’s rolls was led by progressives who organized and agitated against scattered opposition for decades. Organization opposition arose in 1911, a mere eight years before the 19th Amendment passed Congress. As we’ve seen in the gay rights, black rights, Indian rights, trans rights, and other anti-white, anti-Christian movements, normal people have a terrible capacity for inaction and naivety that comes back to bite them when their Leftist foes finally seize power and the normies find themselves divided, ineffective, and helpless. For this reason, a disjointed libertarian opposition divided along numerous lines will never save the West from our current Leftist scourge. Only an organized, disciplined, centralized right-wing force can do that.
If and when that reforming force sweeps through and cleanses our land of the evils with which Satan has plagued us, I contend that limiting the vote to the adult, male members of our European race would serve as a useful bulwark to prevent our civilization from relapsing into the living death it currently embodies.
A caveat: The fact is that diverse theories of the role of women have developed during the history of our European and American civilization. There are noble and decent-minded white men on the many sides of this issue, such as the late Edgar Steele. Some people believe women should attend college, work outside of the home, travel, and otherwise do all the things men do with few exceptions. Others think it’s best that women be focused on their domestic roles, with varying degrees of restrictions (or liberation and empowerment, depending on how you look at it). Strong feelings for or against such theories should not, in my opinion, necessarily be a barrier to dialogue, civic union, or religious fellowship. They could be if each side wished to draw distinctions along that line, but as I’ve said before, for both ethical and practical reasons we need to maintain peace amongst ourselves.
Having said that, I support the theory that public leadership should be restricted to our men only, which is how the Founding Fathers wanted it.
The first voters in the United States had to be white, property-owning males 21 years of age or older. That’s how this country was intended to be ruled: by men of our race intelligent enough to have acquired or maintained property (i.e., land). Since their property would be fixed in a certain plot of terra firma, such men would have a vested interest to ensure that the government of that city, county, state, and/or nation was just, equitable, efficient, not a burden to the citizenry, and conforming with the purpose the Framers of the Constitution established for it.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
As long as we can be outvoted by rootless, cosmopolitan, sexual degenerates who defy their God-given roles and stations, and prefer foreign peoples over their own children, the ballot box will always be a danger to our liberties instead of their safeguard.
On this Women’s Equality Day, let’s repeal the 19th Amendment.