La Cucaracha by Lalo Alcaraz for April 23, 2024

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    C  about 2 months ago

    Bordering on success.. ion

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    ibFrank  about 2 months ago

    Isn’t it supposed to be Setting your clocks since 1864.

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    LawrenceS  about 2 months ago

    The fence is to keep the women in the state from escaping to somewhere where they’ll make the choices for their own bodies.

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    Henwood  about 2 months ago

    So they did manage to advance from the sundial?

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    billsplut  about 2 months ago

    Here’s the story of William Jones, Defender of Female Virtue: "He abandoned his first wife and their children in Missouri.

    His second wife was a 12 year old Mexican girl. He abducted her and after a complaint submitted his resignation to President Buchanan before he was fired.

    In 1864 (age 49) he married his 3rd wife, a 15 year old girl he abandoned in 1865 when he moved to Hawaii."

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    P51Strega  about 2 months ago

    In 1864 the abortion ban was not a state law. It would have to have been enacted in the territory of New Mexico. Arizona became a state in 1912. Arizona never approved an abortion ban.

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    Dapperdan61  Premium Member about 2 months ago

    And I thought Arizona never changed their clocks. Doc Brown and Marty McFly need to go back to 1864 to stop this draconian law against Women’s reproductive rights blocked from being implemented

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    mistercatworks  about 2 months ago

    This crazier-than-Florida competition is getting out of hand.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Heather Cox Richardson explained this in a Substack post on April 9:

    The Arizona law that will begin to be enforced in 14 days was written by a single man in 1864.

    In 1864, Arizona was not a state, women and minorities could not vote, and doctors were still sewing up wounds with horsehair and storing their unwashed medical instruments in velvet-lined cases.

    And, of course, the United States was in the midst of the Civil War.

    In fact, the 1864 law soon to be in force again in Arizona to control women’s reproductive rights in the twenty-first century does not appear particularly concerned with women handling their own reproductive care in the nineteenth—it actually seems to ignore that practice entirely. The laws for Arizona Territory, chaotic and still at war in 1864, appear to reflect the need to rein in a lawless population of men.

    The 1864 Arizona criminal code talks about “miscarriage” in the context of other male misbehavior. It focuses at great length on dueling, for example—making illegal not only the act of dueling (punishable by three years in jail) but also having anything to do with a duel. And then, in the section that became the law now resurrected in Arizona, the law takes on the issue of poisoning.


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    Richard S Russell Premium Member about 2 months ago

    In that context, the context of punishing those who secretly administer poison to kill someone, it says that anyone who uses poison or instruments “with the intention to procure the miscarriage of any woman then being with child” would face two to five years in jail, “Provided, that no physician shall be affected by the last clause of this section, who in the discharge of his professional duties deems it necessary to produce the miscarriage of any woman in order to save her life.”

    The next section warns against cutting out tongues or eyes, slitting noses or lips, or “rendering…useless” someone’s arm or leg.

    The law that Arizona will use to outlaw abortion care seemed designed to keep men in the chaos of the Civil War from inflicting damage on others—including pregnant women—rather than to police women’s reproductive care, which women largely handled on their own or through the help of doctors who used drugs and instruments to remove what they called dangerous blockages of women’s natural cycles in the four to five months before fetal movement became obvious.

    Written to police the behavior of men, the code tells a larger story about power and control.

    The Arizona Territorial Legislature in 1864 had 18 men in the lower House of Representatives and 9 men in the upper house, the Council, for a total of 27 men. They met on September 26, 1864, in Prescott. The session ended about six weeks later, on November 10.


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    Richard S Russell Premium Member about 2 months ago

    The very first thing the legislators did was to authorize the governor to appoint a commissioner to prepare a code of laws for the territory. But William T. Howell, a judge who had arrived in the territory the previous December, had already written one, which the legislature promptly accepted as a blueprint.

    Although they did discuss his laws, the members later thanked Judge Howell for “preparing his excellent and able Code of Laws” and, as a mark of their appreciation, provided that the laws would officially be called “The Howell Code.” (They also paid him a handsome $2,500, which was equivalent to at least three years’ salary for a workingman in that era.) Judge Howell wrote the territory’s criminal code essentially single-handedly.

    The second thing the legislature did was to give a member of the House of Representatives a divorce from his wife.

    Then they established a county road near Prescott.

    Then they gave a local army surgeon a divorce from his wife.

    In a total of 40 laws, the legislature incorporated a number of road companies, railway companies, ferry companies, and mining companies. They appropriated money for schools and incorporated the Arizona Historical Society.

    These 27 men constructed a body of laws to bring order to the territory and to jump-start development. But their vision for the territory was a very particular one.


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    Richard S Russell Premium Member about 2 months ago

    The legislature provided that “[n]o black or mulatto, or Indian, Mongolian, or Asiatic, shall be permitted to [testify in court] against any white person,” thus making it impossible for them to protect their property, their families, or themselves from their white neighbors. It declared that “all marriages between a white person and a [Black person], shall…be absolutely void.”

    And it defined the age of consent for sexual intercourse to be just ten years old (even if a younger child had “consented”).

    So, in 1864, a legislature of 27 white men created a body of laws that discriminated against Black people and people of color and considered girls as young as ten able to consent to sex, and they adopted a body of criminal laws written by one single man.

    And in 2024, one of those laws is back in force in Arizona.

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    Free Radical  about 2 months ago

    Hide your 10 year old daughters

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    olds_cool63  about 2 months ago

    William Jones: a true child rapist.

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Don’t worry, if you don’t legally or illegally cross the border the laws don’t apply to you.

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