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Jeannette Rankin, the Anti-Palin


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Jeannette Rankin, the Anti-Palin

Jeanmarie Simpson

America's 21st Century political landscape is nearly devoid of voices the likes of first US Congresswoman and lifelong pacifist, Jeannette Rankin, whose role in American history has been jaded by jingoist reductionism.

At the age of 8, in 1888, she learned of the slaughter of her Indian neighbors in Missoula, Montana.

"It was a most disgraceful act, the most outrageous thing that could happen. What Calley did at My Lai was nothing to what they did, the American army."