Woman Suffrage: Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives, Tuesday, February 18, 1902

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9 페이지 - During the twenty years from 1870 to 1890, divorce in the United States at large increased about three times as fast as the population. In the group of western states, omitting Wyoming, it increased nearly four times as fast as the population. In Wyoming it increased only about half as fast as the population. "An ounce of experiment is worth a ton of theory.
1 페이지 - SEC. 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article. "SEC. 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.
8 페이지 - ... results are good. In Wyoming women have had the full ballot for nearly half a century. For the last 25 years, the advocates of equal suffrage have had a standing challenge, inviting its opponents to find, in all Wyoming, two respectable men who will assert over their own names and addresses that it has had any bad results whatever. The opponents have thus far failed to respond. Doubling the Vote. It would only double the vote without changing the result. If letting women sing in church merely...
8 페이지 - ... and made strong speeches in favor of woman suffrage. The result of this law has been the election of several women to important municipal positions; for instance, members of the common council in the capitol, members of the board of aldermen, and at one place a woman has become chief assessor.
4 페이지 - ... before Parliament, but as an absolute fact, public and political life and the personnel of Parliament itself have degenerated to a most deplorable degree ever since the introduction of female franchise at parliamentary elections in that country.
12 페이지 - ... Republicans nominate a bad man and the Democrats a good one, the Republican women do not hesitate a moment to 'scratch' the bad and substitute the good. It is just so with the Democrats." Ex-Governor Hunt, of Idaho: "The woman vote has compelled not only State conventions, but more particularly county conventions, of both parties to select the cleanest and best material for public office.
5 페이지 - Australia, where women have not only the right to vote, but also the right to sit in parliament.
15 페이지 - ... still until such time as the Supreme Court of the United States rules upon such procedure. I believe it is commonly recognized that a Supreme Court ruling on either line of action would be difficult to secure and would be the product of years of delay. In the belief that good government rests upon the consent of the governed, and in view of the fact that the Constitution specifically provides for the enactment of constitutional amendments to clarify any portions of it which may be in doubt, I...

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