@Bryon - spot on! I was thinking exactly the same thing on all counts except I was not creative about coming up with the idea of a scene with Harriet Tubman on the back - that would have been great.
And b/c I want to make sure no one is offended. I will make a generalized statement. The thing that really gets to me about all of this change is not the 20.00 One of the new bill is slated to include the face of a communist on the reverse. This person's legacy ended up making a lot of progress for a lot of people in the right away (and I am thankful for that).
Nonetheless, and by definition, political communism is 100% against personal freedoms that have defined America and given us what we enjoy (eve to the extent of being able to speak freely on CCF). To me the inclusion of a communist/marxist on our money is a slap in the face to the true American, patriotic mindset. The amount of innocents slain by communists throughout history should sicken the heart of all American's - and someone who espoused that mindset certainly should have no representation on our money.
I shake my head as some people were commenting that they were glad that he was being taken off since he "killed a bunch of Indians and that he owned slaves"... Well if he wouldn't have done it, then someone else would have then, it was inevitable that it was going to happen... Jackson actually adopted one of the Indian children that was not killed in the slaughter and Jackson actually thought by moving them, he would save them from annihilation which would have been likely... Also many of our Founding Fathers owned slaves and I don't see them being removed from our money..
WE were NOT in those cultures. We do not understand how people in those cultures could actually be moral, upright, laudable individuals b/c we were not there. Its our modern arrogance that thinks we have all the answers of what SHOULD have been done. The America that made sure Hitler did not take over the world, fed/feeds most of the world, and gives more aid to other countries than any other nation ever has, was built upon the shoulders of the very people modern PC is re-programming youth (specifically) to think were evil. Count the number of US soldiers laid to rest on foreign soil - and yet we asked nothing in return. This was the fruit of these men the PC crowd wants us to hate.
No, these people from 100 years ago were not evil. As with all cultures, those people from back then had some major problems, ideas, and made horrendous errors. But the same is going on today and will lead a to a new group of people wagging their heads at our modern culture as if they are the know-it-alls.
But the way things are going, I surely don't see our present culture producing positive fruits like the old-timers' culture did (despite their errors) did. History agrees.
- When I value " being right
" more than what IS
right, I am then right...a fool.
- How much squash could a Sasquatch squash if a Sasquatch would squash squash?
- Real men play Fizzbin.
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04/22/2016 6:19 pm