Ugh

This fuckery just in from whitehouse.gov.

Trump to Pardon Susan B. Anthony Over 1872 Voting Arrest

“President Trump said he will pardon Susan B. Anthony, the leader of the women’s suffrage movement who was arrested for violating male-only voting laws in 1872,” Mark Moore reports. “The pardon comes 100 years to the day after the 19th Amendment, which ensured women’s right to vote, was ratified.”

Dah fuq?

The message I get from this is Black Lives WILL Matter, and women’s rights and LGBTQ+ rights too.

But only 100 years from now when we are all safely dead and can’t talk back.

I will bet Snowden is SOOOPER disappointed though.

Funny thing is, the Susan B Anthony Museum responded, and declined.

You see,
On Nov. 5, Anthony and 14 women, cast their ballots in the presidential race between Ulysses S. Grant and Horace Greeley, fully aware that their actions were illegal. The pioneering suffragist was later singled out, arrested and charged with voting unlawfully. Her trial took place the following June.

From Anthony’s diary from 1873 where she writes about her trial, calling it “the greatest outrage history ever witnessed.” She was not allowed to speak as a witness in her defense because she was a woman.

The judge overseeing her case dismissed the jury and pronounced her guilty. Outraged to be denied a trial by jury, she said, “I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty.”

So the museum said, “To pay would have been to validate the proceedings. To pardon Susan B. Anthony does the same,” Deborah L. Hughes, president and CEO of the Susan B. Anthony Museum said.

Then they added:

“Enforcement and expansion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 would be celebrated, we must assure that states respect the 14th, 15th, and 19th Amendments to the United States Constitution. Support for the Equal Rights Amendment would be well received,” said Hughes. “Advocacy for human rights for all would be splendid.”

Boom.

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Here is my second round of blogging as my first round in Blog 1 seems to have evaporated. I have been writing for decades. Most of it is crap, but you probably figured that out on your own.
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