Wednesday, February 26, 2014

On 100th anniversary of suffrage in Montana, exhibit tells stories of Montanan women

"While some push for quotas calling for equal representation, Sen. Jennifer Fielder, R-Thompson Falls, isn’t one of them. She doesn’t see politics as a game of gender, but rather, a collection of representatives who are best suited for the job."

Here are a couple points I would like to make that were left out of the story:

You could force male/female ratios that match the voter demographic by requiring people to vote only for candidates of their own gender. But that would interfere with people's right to choose the representation which they believe is best. It would be un-American and a clear violation of our Constitutional rights.

I find it extremely hypocritical that the man who recently introduced the ballot initiative to require an equal number of men and women in the Montana legislature is a man who ran against me in 2012 and tried to knock me, the only female in the race, out of contention so a male could win the seat.

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