June 10, 1920

On June 10, 1920, the Republican National Convention in Chicago endorsed woman suffrage. They didn’t do it because they believed women had the intelligence to vote knowledgeably, but because the Democrats had endorsed women’s suffrage four years earlier and they didn’t want them carving out a huge swath of all those potential voters. People are so predictable. You can manipulate most of them to do what should have already been done, just by pointing to their hated rivals and saying, “Wow, the Democrats are really making that work, aren’t they?”

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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