The women of the country have the power in their own hands, in spite of the law and the government being altogether of the male order.
I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it.
I ask the rights to pursue happiness by having a voice in that government to which I am accountable.
I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled to the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
My opinions and principles are subjects of just criticism. I put myself before the public voluntarily.
For a woman to consider a financial question was shuddered over as a profanity.
If Congress refuse to listen to and grant what women ask, there is but one course left then to pursue. What is there left for women to do but to become the mothers of the future government?
Let women issue a declaration of independence sexually, and absolutely refuse to cohabit with men until they are acknowledged as equals in everything, and the victory would be won in a single week.
Women have no government.