Article: Real Clear Politics – Isabella Beecher Hooker: ‘We, the People’ Includes Women | RealClearPolitics
Top sentiment analyzed: 70% : “That is to say, the fathers in Congress assembled in Philadelphia on the 4th of July, 1776, proclaimed over the whole earth that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and that taxation without representation is tyranny, and for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, they mutually pledged to each other their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor; and yet we are told today that the women of these states have no right to vote until the men, who alone have been in the habit of voting, shall make some new and special laws to meet their case; in other words, till men shall grant women a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness — a right to promote the general welfare — a right to establish justice and secure the blessings of liberty to themselves and their posterity. “
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