The Wrong and Peril of Woman Suffrage

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byJames Monroe Buckley

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XIX VITAL OBJECTIONS TO WOMAN SUFFRAGE ( Continued ) 4 / 0 invest her with the responsibility of voting will diminish the real power of woman in speech. / An unreserved utterance of woman's intuitions, imaginations, moral perceptions, predilections and presentiments is a contribution to the capital of thought possessed by the human race, the value of which cannot bo overestimated. At present hers is actual "free speech" ; she may say what she will; men hear and, without subjecting her words to too close a scrutiny, are iufluenced by her spirit. Require her to vote, to identify herself with a party, in some instances she will become timid; and when at the other extreme she refuses to restrain herself, she may become an impediuient to party success and bo ignored. When women shall oppose women their party conflicts will deprive them of that power by which they now frequently leaven and control public sentiment. liufus Choate delivered an oration in Salem, Mass., in 1848, in which he pronounced a noble eulogium upon the collective womanhood of people like ours: "I do uut suppose I enter on any delicate- or debatable- region of social philosophy, sure I am that I concede- away nothing which I ought to assert for our sex, when I say that the collective womanhood of a people liko our own seizes with matchless facility and certainty on tho moral and personal peculiarities, and character of marked and conspicuous men, and that we may very wisely address ourselves to her to learn if a competitor for tho highest honours hits revealed that truly noble nature that entitles him to a place in the hearts of a nation. We talk and think of measures; of creeds in politics ; of availability; of strength to carry the vote of Pennsylvania, or the vote of Mississippi. Through all thi...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XIX VITAL OBJECTIONS TO WOMAN SUFFRAGE ( Continued ) 4 / 0 invest her with the responsibility of voting will diminish the real power ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021762068X

ISBN - 13:9780217620680

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