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Bush revokes right of women to vote « The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith

Bush revokes right of women to vote

Friday, March 5th, 2004 - 12:08 pm PST

President Bush today signed the Defense of Democracy Act which officially defines voting rights as belonging only to males. “The treatment of women as second-class citizens,” said Bush, “is one of the most enduring human institutions, practiced over the millennia of human experience, in all cultures and by every religious faith.” Bush went on to declare that “ages of experience have taught humanity that the restricting the vote to males promotes the general welfare and the stability of society”. By signing the act, Bush seeks to “return America to the sort of place our forefathers envisioned when they ratified our constitution.” Over the upcoming weeks, Bush is expected to sign an bill that would further restrict the vote to land-owning males and another act that would re-legalize the institution of slavery.