Michael Walsh, editor of The Pipeline, has posted another in his series of “To Save America” editorials. This time, in “To Save America, Repeal the 19th Amendment” on 2023-01-23, he turns to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1920, which gave women the right to vote in all elections in the U.S. He begins:
With Jacinda Ardern’s welcome exit from the ranks of world political leaders, leaving a shambles of constitutional freedom and human rights in her wake, now is perhaps an opportune time to reconsider the passage of the 19th amendment in American politics as part of our ongoing series of “To Save America” modest proposals advocating repeal of the most destructive tamperings with the original Constitution. We’ve already made the arguments for the repeal of the 16th, 17th, 18th (done!), and 26th amendments, so now it’s time for the women’s suffrage movement to take its turn in the barrel.
He then dives headfirst into the tree chipper, citing the Rape (or, if you like, Abduction) of the Sabine Women as evidence not of the moderating influence of the female perspective but rather:
This may sound warm and fuzzy, but one of the lessons the Romans derived from this episode was the fickleness and malleability of women. Far from being happy that their former countrymen had come to rescue them from domestic slavery to the Romans (as males would be), the Sabine women were appalled at the slaughter and sought a compromise—which ended with the effective disappearance of the Sabines from history and ensured the survival of the Eternal City.
What has all this history got to do with women’s suffrage or Jacinda Ardern? If you’ve read my book Last Stands: Why Men Fight When All Is Lost, you will know that I believe the human animal doesn’t change very much, and no amount of wish-casting can alter reality. To take Ardern as an example, her reaction to a single case of the imaginary disease known as “Covid-19” was quintessentially female and maternal: she immediately shut down her entire country, then instituted a breathtaking regime of ruthless totalitarianism involving lockdowns and forcible "vaccinations." (She had previously displayed these same panicky instincts in the wake of the 2019 mosque shootings, when she almost instantly imposed a draconian anti-gun policy nationwide.) In other words, she acted according to stereotype, her policies not the product of calm thinking and reasoned judgment but of inflamed emotions absent any rational thought. After which she walked away from the chaos complaining of burnout.
Surveying the history of the battle for women’s suffrage and events after it was won, he argues:
The electorate has doubled but it has also become widely skewed, adding new value via the phenomenon known as the Single Woke Female—unmarried, exploited women of a certain age who fell for the siren song of “feminism” and the “sexual revolution” and are now approaching retirement from a pointless career who go home in the evening to their cats, bust out the ice cream and the white wine, and nurse their grudge against males for their barren, empty, childless lives. Foolishly seduced by Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Philosophy into providing easy sexual access to their bodies in the name of “empowerment” and by the feminists who lied that they could “have it all,” they now in their anger and resentment vote the straight Democrat ticket, looking to the federal government to be a surrogate lover, husband, and father. It’s Obama’s “Life of Julia” writ large.
From Romulus to the fall of Constantinople, Rome lasted 2,000 years without ever offering women the vote. How long will America last as it makes one last attempt to prove that history is, in fact, bunk? Men are Romans, women are Sabines. The only iron law of history is that imbalances will be corrected, sometimes violently. Based on current voting patterns, if women didn’t vote, there would never be another Democrat president. Now, who wouldn’t make that trade? Come on, ladies, do your duty to God and country, and give it up for America. Otherwise, a Jacinda Ardern looms in your future, too.
What would repeal of women’s suffrage mean in governance (by those men who remained alive)? Ponder these hypothetical electoral maps for the 2020 presidential election.