Friday, June 03, 2005

Questioned women's suffrage

News from Kansas:
TOPEKA, Kan. ? A state senator who once said that giving women the vote was a symptom of weakness in the U.S. family wants to be Kansas' top elections official.

Sen. Kay O'Connor said yesterday that she is seeking the Republican nomination for secretary of state next year. O'Connor, 63, has served in the Legislature since 1993.

In 2001, O'Connor received national attention for her remarks about the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1920, which gave women the right to vote.

"I think the 19th Amendment, while it's not an evil in and of itself, is a symptom of something I don't approve of," she said at the time. "The 19th Amendment is around because men weren't doing their jobs, and I think that's sad. I believe the man should be the head of the family. The woman should be the heart of the family."
We would be better off if the 19A had never passed.

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