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THE CROSSVILLE CHRONICLE
t rr y HERE is a movement In many civilized nations for Independent citizenship for married women. The convlc tlon that the citizenship of married women ought to be a genuine right which can not be taken away from her or granted to her without her full knowledge, consent, or wish Is not confined to legislative proceedings or resolutions In this country. In April, 1922, a bill was Introduced in the French senate providing that the French woman who marries an alien retains her French citizenship unless he makes formal declaration that she prefers to take the nationality of her husband. In England a bill, which 59 women's organizations of the British Empire heartily Indorsed, dealing with Independent citizenship of married women has lately been brought before the house of commons. It provides for the restoration of their British citizenship to British women who have married aliens. The International Council of Wom en, the largest of the international or ganizations of women In representing the greatest number of countries, at Its meeting at Copenhagen two years ago expressed in a resolution the be lief of women of many countries that the citizenship of married women should be upon an Independent bnste and their sincere conviction that legis lative bodies will soon come to recog nize the justice and common sense of the women's stand In the matter. In this country the principle of In dependent citizenship for married women has been Indorsed by both the Republican and Democratic parties nd was incorporated In their 1920 platforms. In congress there Is pend ing a bill (H. R. 12022) relative to the naturalization and citizenship of mar ried women. It is Indorsed by the American Association of University Women, National Federation of Busi ness and Professional Women, Coun- II of Jewish Women, General Federa on of Women's Clubs, 'National League of Women Voters, National Women's Trade Union league and the Women's Christian Temperance union. The Carnegie foundation made n special Investigation to determine the attitude of various Judges exercising Jurisdiction in naturalization cases; and in that study replies from 350 Jtrdges were 2 to 1 favor of natural izing women as Individuals, and prac tically 2 to 1 in favor of allowing an American woman to retain her citizen. thlp regardless of marriage to an alien. Representative John I Cable o' Ohio Is "the author of the bill now pending In the house. In committee of the whole the other day, Mr. Cable made a speech in support of hi bill. Following are some of the points he brought out: "A woman's citizenship should not be 7 T 1 I W0" determined by her marital status. Jus tice and common sense should permit a married woman to act upon her own wishes and qualifications, for natural ization rather than those of her hus band. "A natural-born American must wait 21 yearsbefore she or he Is permitted to participate In the government of this country. A foreign-born man or single woman who comes to this coun try and resides here continuously for five years, If he qualifies before the courts, may become naturalized and acquire the right of suffrage. But a foreign-born woman who comes to this country one day automatically be comes an American citizen the next If she marries an American citizen or If her husband becomes naturalized. With one day's period of residence, as compared to the natural-born Ameri can's 21 years of residence, she ac quires the same rights, privileges, and benefits in and to our government. She is not required to be able to speak the English language, to know of our customs and laws, our ConstliutH'n, and to be attached to the principles of our government; she does not even have to renounce allegiance to her foreign ruler and take the oath of allegiance to Uncle Sam. "Citizenship In this country should not depend on the mafrlage status, but should be based upon loyalty to our country and a knowledge of Its language and laws, as well as a wish or desire to become an American citi zen. On the other hand, under our present law a married alien woman who may have resided In this country for many years and who has learned to love America, who knows our language, our customs, our laws, can. not become an American citizen ex cept by the naturalization of her hus band. Why should her citizenship depend upon the will of her husband? "The bill under consideration repeals that section of the present law which provides 'Any woman who is now or who may hereafter be married to a citizen of the United States and who might herself be lawfully natur alized shall be deemed a citizen,' and In Its place provides that when an alien woman marries an American, or vhen her husband becomes naturalized, she does not automatically became an American citizen, but if she also de sires to become an American citizen she may do so by being naturalized through a shortened process. "The present law permitting the naturalization of foreign born deals dicectly with the husband and father and gives the wife and mother but secondary consideration. The husband is the cne who Is educated. He is the one wbo must learn to speak the English language, to hnow our coun try, Its Constitution, and laws. He is the one who must be attached to the principles of our nation. He only jj renounces allegiance to his foreign ruler, and in most cases he only ap pears In open court and declares on oath that he 'will support and defend the Constitution. The husband Is the one who must be fitted and pre pared for his part as an American citizen. Even the children are sent to public schools, but what of the wife? The true process of naturalization should include the education of the mother of this Immigrant family. The mothers' Influence and guidance would be lost to the family without the edu cation that naturalization proceedings provide and require. My bill is In tended to permit this wife and mother to learn something about the country. She is the one who should guide these children and ought to have the same privilege of an education as the father. "Under the present law 'any Amer ican woman who marries a foreigner shall take the nationality of her hus band.' This bill repeals that provi sion of law. in line with the Republican and Democratic national platforms. The Republican platform in part pro vides: 'An American woman resident In the United States shall not lose her citizenship by marriage to an alien.' "And the Democratic platform deal ing with this subject advocates: "Fed eral legislation which shall insure that American women resident in the United States, but married to aliens, shall re tain their American citizenship. "In my opinion the rich American woman who marries a title and lives abroad should cease to have the priv-. lieges and benefits of an American citizen, and under my bill special pro vision Is made that If she resides con tinuously for two years In the country of which her husband is a citizen or subject, or resides continuously for five years abroad, she Is presumed to have ceased to be an American citizen. "But there are many American girls who marry foreign-born and who con tinue to reside In this country. Their loyalty and fidelity is with the United States. Since the nineteenth amend ment grants equal suffrage to women, so also should they have equal rights with reference to citizenship. An American citizen who marries an alien girl still retains his citizenship; so also should the American girl who marries the alien man. We should not relinquish our rights to legislate or withdraw our country's protection from these natural-born American women; their personal and property rights should be determined by our laws ; and we should not by legisla tive action surrender this rlg!.t to any foreign nation. "The purpose of the bill is to place citizenship on the highest plane pos sible. It is a privilege and not a right. Participation in our government and the protection by our country should not be determined In the case of mar ried women solely by a marriage ceremony." His Reward. -"John Jordan Is Uead at Ihe as of eighty-two," said Tlmrod Tarpy. 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