Universal Suffrage

With all the talk going on this week, guess it had to come up about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn so especially with that being the next read in this new Great Books book club just started at out big main library and the fact that I’d started a biography of Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain (and, yes, I know they at least inhabit the same body) thought I’d see what it – and he – had to say about the book itself but before I got that far I ran across his political views on the vote where he considered  “ungodly” that “the vote of a man who knew [knows] nothing was [is] as good as the vote of a man of education and industry; know you used to have to own property to be able to vote; maybe to prove your either education and/or industry? and, yes, I know how and why that came to be abolished but maybe we lost the principle behind it?

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About donnainthesouth

I'm a transplant, born up north but raised in the middle, now I'm down here where you don't see too many snowflakes; I'll probably post just about as often (here at least)
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