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National Review Writer: Repeal Women’s Suffrage

National Review Writer: Repeal Women’s Suffrage February 26, 2013

Joining Vox Day and Jesse Lee Patterson, Michael Walsh at the National Review Online thinks we should take the right to vote away from women. Mario Loyola wrote a column calling that referred to alcohol prohibition, but mistakenly said that was the 19th amendment (it was the 18th, repealed by the 21st). But Walsh says we should repeal the 19th, which gave women the right to vote, as well:

…you’re obviously thinking of the 18th Amendment, which was repealed by the 21st. Nevertheless, you’re on to something I’ve been advocating for years now. And that is the repeal of all four of the so-called “Progressive Era” amendments, including the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th, which were passed between 1911 and 1920…

Direct elections of senators has given us, among other wonders, the elevation of John F. Kerry to, now, secretary of state. Prohibition was directly responsible for the rise of organized crime and its unholy alliance with the big-city Democratic machines. And women’s suffrage . . . well, let’s just observe that without it Barack Obama could never have become president. Time for the ladies to take one for the team.

This was too much even for the readers of the NRO, who read him the riot act over it. Well, some of them. Others…

Modernity is doing a pretty good job of repealing itself, through debt and multiculturalism. Not being able to vote will be the least of the hens’ worries in a few years…

If liberals weren’t all pedophiles, they wouldn’t be trying to disarm parents…

I don’t know what Walsh thinks, but I certainly believe that women shouldn’t be able to vote. They have observably made their lives worse, and thrown away their actual rights (and everyone else’s), in favor of their “right” (actually just a privilege) to vote.

But I like this one:

This isn’t an opinion column. It’s the drunken rant that your uncle wouldn’t shut up about the last time someone made the mistake of inviting him to a wedding.

Yep, pretty much that. When did the National Review turn into the Free Republic?


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