Thursday, August 26, 2010

We the People … Forming a Better Union

It took over 70 years of blood, work, and persistence, but the movement prevailed and on August 18, 1920, women where given the right to both vote and run for office. In 1971, Congress proclaimed August 26 "Women's Equality Day" to recognize the Suffrage Movement. Christians should be proud of this day as not only was the dignity of women that St Paul recognized in Galatians 3.28, the Suffrage movement has its roots in the Second Great Awakening (1800-1840). Christians were instrumental in the adoption and passage of 19th amendment. The spirit moved and the oppressed were liberated, just as the Bible promises.

Today, in both parties and from a wide range of the political spectrum, women are involved and active. Whatever you may think of Sarah Palin, Hilary Clinton, Kay Hutchison Bailey, or Nancy Pelosi, there can be no doubt that women have taken their rightful place as members of political world. Moreover, Suffrage Movement made the ideals of the US revolution of self-determination, self-government and self-reliance to build for the common good available for all of the people.

Joining in praising the wisdom of our ancestors, who recognized in the political world what St Paul recognized in the Spiritual world: all are one in Christ. For recognize today, August 26, that all humans are created equal and endowed by their creator with abilities and talents. By recognizing the rights to vote and run for office, we simply recognize the rights creation and God grants to all.Though their is still work to do. Woman can be scientists, senators, and soldiers, they are still paid less for the same work as men. We have to continue to find and live into Galatians 3.28.

1 comment:

Toyin O. said...

Amen to that!