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“The United States of America vs. Susan B. Anthony” performed by Maggie Gyllenhaal

“The United States of America vs. Susan B. Anthony” performed by Maggie Gyllenhaal
as the prisoner anything to say why sentence shall not be pronounced yes Your Honor I have many things to say for in your ordered verdict of guilty you have trampled underfoot every vital principle of our government my natural rights my civil rights my political rights my judicial rights are all alike ignored robbed of the fundamental privilege of citizenship I'm degraded from the status of a citizen to that of a subject and not only myself individually but all of my sexes are by your
the united states of america vs susan b anthony performed by maggie gyllenhaal
honors verdict doomed to political subjugation under this so-called Republican form of government the court cannot listen to a rehearsal of argument which the prisoners counsel has already consumed three hours in presenter may it please your honor I'm not arguing the question but simply stating the reasons why sentence cannot in justice be pronounced against me your denial of my citizen's right to vote is the denial of my right of consent as one of the governed the denial of my right of
representation is one of the taxed the denial of my right to a trial by a jury of my peers as an offender against the law therefore the denial of my sacred right to life liberty property and there's the court cannot allow the prisoner to go on but your honor will not deny me this one and only poor privilege of protest against this high-handed outrage upon my citizens rights the court must insist the prisoner has been tried according to the established forms of law yes your honor but by forms
the united states of america vs susan b anthony performed by maggie gyllenhaal
of law all made by men interpreted by men administered by men in favor of men and against women and hence your honors ordered verdict of guilty against a

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citizen for the exercise of the citizen's right to vote simply because that citizen was a woman and not a man but yesterday the same man made forms of law declared it a crime punishable with a thousand dollar fine and six months imprisonment to give a cup of cold water a crust of bread or a night shelter to a panting fugitive
tracking his way to Canada and every man or woman in whose veins coerced a drop of human sympathy violated that wicked law reckless of consequences and was justified in doing so as then the slaves who got their freedom had to take it over or under or through the unjust forms of law precisely so now must women take it to get the right to a voice in this government and I have taken mine and I mean to take it at every opportunity the court must insist the sentence of the court is that you pay a
the united states of america vs susan b anthony performed by maggie gyllenhaal
fine of $100 in the cost of the prosecution may it please your honor I will never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty all the stock-in-trade I possess is a debt of $10,000 in cord by pen cured by publishing my paper the Revolution 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 which tax fine imprison and hang women while denying them the right of representation in the government and I will work on
with might and main to pay every dollar of that honest debt but not a penny shall go to this unjust claim and I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women in practical recognition of the old revolutionary maxim resistance to tyranny is obedience to you