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Jeannette Rankin

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The greatest threat to peace is the barrage of rightist propaganda portraying war as decent, honorable, and patriotic.

— Jeannette Rankin

#peace #propaganda #war #propaganda

We'd be the safest country in the world if the world knew we didn't have a gun. Men are not killed because they get mad at each other. They're killed because one has a gun.

— Jeannette Rankin

#murder #pacifism #violence #men

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

— Jeannette Rankin

#earthquake #more #than #win #you

You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go.

— Jeannette Rankin

#far #go #like #people #take

About Jeannette Rankin

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She bequeathed her property in Watkinsville Georgia to help "mature unemployed women workers. The campaign involved traveling long distances to reach the large state's scattered population. "If I am remembered for no other act" Rankin said "I want to be remembered as the only woman who ever voted to give women the right to vote.

After being elected in 1916 Jeannette Rankin said "I may be the first woman member of Congress but I won’t be the last. "
A lifelong pacifist Jeannette Rankin was one of fifty members of Congress who voted against entry into World War I in 1917 and the only member of Congress who voted against declaring war on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

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