Susan B. Anthony: Fine an Unjust Penalty

Posted by admin on Thursday, November 26, 2015

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Susan B. Anthony Money Quotation saying ‘NO’ in response to a judges fine of $100 for voting when women were not allowed to vote – so she was jailed by the government for that debt. A tax on feminism. Susan B. Anthony said:
 
I shall work on with might and main to pay every dollar of that honest debt, but not a penny shall go to this unjust claim Quote
 

“May it please your honor, I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty. All the stock in trade I possess is a $10,000 debt, incurred by publishing my paperThe Revolution — four years ago, the sole object of which was to educate all women to do precisely as I have done, rebel against your man-made, unjust, unconstitutional forms of law, that tax, fine, imprison and hang women, while they deny them the right of representation in the government; and I shall work on with might and main to pay every dollar of that honest debt, but not a penny shall go to this unjust claim” — Susan B. Anthony

 

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This quote from Susan B. Anthony suggests that she refused to pay an unjust fine that was imposed on her for voting as a woman in 1872, when women did not yet have the right to vote.

She implies the fine was illegitimate and unconstitutional since it was punishing her for exercising a right that was being denied to women.

Anthony emphasizes that she would continue working to pay off her $10,000 debt from publishing her women’s rights newspaper, but would not contribute “a penny” to this penalty, which she viewed as an unjust claim against her.

The quote highlights Anthony’s willingness to rebel against laws that denied women representation and equal treatment under the law, even at the risk of further fines or imprisonment.

Birthday February 15, 1820 – Died March 13, 1906

 

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