July 24th, 1664

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1664, wealthy non-church members in Massachusetts were given the right to vote. Apparently God and the government could trust wealthy men who didn’t go to church to pick the best candidate, but poor men who refused to go to church, well, they were just worthless and didn’t deserve a voice. Also, in 1664, women were smart enough to keep their mouths shut and didn’t even ask if they could vote. Besides, they were too busy pushing out babies and cooking dinner to worry about who was running the government and deciding what rights they deserved.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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