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Nevertheless, She Persisted

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The She Persisted collection spotlights women who, in the face of being warned and being opposed, persisted in their fight for our freedom.

 The 1st amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America says: 

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

 

For more than 200 years those words have guaranteed freedom of speech. Yet the Majority Leader of the Senate in 2017 behaved as though they do not apply to a female senator on the Senate floor, reading a petition from a female citizen seeking redress of grievances involving a male senator. Senate rules against speaking critically about this male colleague apparently override the Constitution.

 

So when Senator Elizabeth Warren began reading a letter from the 1986 Senate record in which Mrs. Coretta Scott King asked that government body to consider certain things in its decision regarding that male senator, the Majority Leader silenced her and explained:

 

 "She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted." February 7, 2017 

 

According to Merriam Webster’s list of antonyms,

(https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/die)

 the opposite of “to die” is “to persist.” 

 

 “So must we all.” Hillary Rodham Clinton 

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