I’ve mentioned in the past that History is the least-taught subject in school. But second to History is Civics.
We don’t teach students about their history or their own system of government.
Ignorance is easy. Whereas learning History and Civics requires effort.
But there’s a problem with not knowing History and Civics.
Namely, when you decide to become civic-minded, you don’t know what in the hell you’re talking about.
Take for example Hollywood Hacktivist Alyssa Milano.
Alyssa has decided to try and revive the long dead Equal Right Amendment to the Constitution.
You see, Alyssa believes the rights of women aren’t protected in the Constitution.
I asked for a meeting with @SpeakerRyan today—to discuss equality for women and the Equal Rights Amendment—he declined.
96% of Americans believe that women should be protected under the constitution. He is the 4%. #ERANow
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 5, 2018
Apparently those 96% (who knows where she pulled that number) don’t know that the unalienable rights of women are already protected under the Constitution.
But, see, Alyssa believes that since the 19th Amendment wasn’t ratified until 1920, women weren’t included in the Bill of Rights.
Hi. The 14th amendment was included in the constitution before women even had the right to vote so clearly it was not meant to apply to us.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 6, 2018
Hi. What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?
Good Lord. The stupid. It burns.
Women secured the right to vote by using their unalienable rights protected by the Constitution.
They peaceably assembled.
They spoke out.
And they petitioned the government for a redress of grievances.
In other words, they exercised their rights protected by the First Amendment.
And they did it even though some states made it illegal for women to vote.
Women then used the Amendment process outlined in Article 5 of the Constitution to enshrine in our Constitution the right for women to vote.
So in other words, the Constitution applied to women long before the 19th Amendment was ratified.
But according to Alyssa, before the 19th Amendment was ratified women didn’t have the right to do any of that.
Not only is that stupid, it’s patently untrue. And anybody with knowledge of History and Civics would know that.
The Constitutionally protected rights of Americans have always applied to both men and women.
We have always been free to practice our religion.
Our right to due process has always been protected.
Hell, we’ve even been free to keep and bear arms – the very unalienable right Alyssa herself wants to deprive women of.
I know I’m repeating myself. But the Constitutional protections guaranteed by the Bill of Rights apply to both men and women – and they always have.
Alyssa’s problem is she doesn’t understand civics.
And she doesn’t understand the role of the Constitution when it comes to our Unalienable Rights.
You see, Alyssa believes the Constitution is what grants the people rights.
That’s common among Leftists.
And it’s also boloney.
The Bill of Rights does not outline “Rights given to the people by the government.”
Instead, the Bill of Rights protects our unalienable Rights. And the government cannot infringe on the unalienable rights of the people.
We the People.
And last I checked, Alyssa, women are, in fact, people.
So while I find it laudable that Alyssa Milano wants to be civic-minded, I would encourage her to learn a little Civics first. You’d be amazed how helpful that is.
Perhaps you should actually read the Constitution, Alyssa. And while you’re at it, read the Federalist Papers.
For Pete’s sake, get some understanding and context.
There is not one single unalienable Right which women are denied.
And if Alyssa took the time to educate herself instead of mouthing off on Twitter about things of which she is ignorant, perhaps she’d understand that.
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