Monday, June 11, 2007

While I'm Not A Complete Pacifist...

.... I must respect those who are. And so, this entry. Much more at the Wiki.

Jeannette Rankin (June 11, 1880May 18, 1973) was the first woman elected to the United States House of Representatives and the first female member of Congress. A Republican and a lifelong pacifist, she was the only member of Congress to vote against United States entry into World War II and one of fifty to vote against World War I. Additionally, she led resistance to the Vietnam War.

Were there more like her today.

1 comment:

whig said...

I think both Dennis Kucinich (D) and Ron Paul (R) voted against the Iraq war.