Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away and in their stead I beheld the horrors the corruption the evils and hypocrisy of society and as I stood among them a young wife a great wail of agony went out from my soul.
I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it.
I now announce myself as candidate for the Presidency. I anticipate criticism but however unfavorable I trust that my sincerity will not be called into question.
I ask the rights to pursue happiness by having a voice in that government to which I am accountable.
I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled to the inalienable right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.