Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Jeannette Rankin (18801973)
I want to stand by my country, but I cannot vote for war. I vote no.
Representative JEANETTE RANKIN, casting her vote against the United States entering World War I, in the early hours of April 6, 1917, as reported by The New York Times, April 6, 1917, p. 1.
Jeanette Rankin of Montana was the first woman elected to Congress, where she served 19171919 and 19411943. Not only did she vote against World War I, she was the only member of Congress to oppose declaring war on Japan in December 1941.