Harriet Tubman will appear on the new $20 bill. Do you agree, and if not, who would YOU choose?
There's some controversy over removing U.S. President Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill, and replacing him with anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman. Do you think Tubman deserves this honor, and if so, why? If not, who would you have selected?
This is a PC issue, not the best qualified.
There are many women that helped in the revolutionary war, and without that war there would be no US. How about the white women that got Women Suffrage going so that ALL women could vote.
There are many others. Tubman did OK but so did 1000s of other women. Even Rosa Parks.
I don't really give a hoot one way or the other. I use a debit card most of the time anyway.
It's much ado about nuthin'!!
I hope you don't vote this year. Really
I'll be sure to vote now, just to piss you off.
You already accomplished that without voting. It seems like you are not a nice person,
Why, because I refuse to get caught up in the silly manufactured Internet outrage over an inconsequential issue that has no effect whatsoever on my daily life? Yeah, that makes total sense, Mister Keyboard Cowboy.
It's annoying. Tubman was an important person to did great things, but the only reason they are putting her on is because she is a black woman. That way they kill two birds with one stone--a black person and a woman. They should just leave the money the way it is, but I guess they powers-that-be are getting tired of the whining and want to shut everyone up. Look for more changes in money to come.
Of course there's "controversy!" Isn't it against the law and all things right & holy to NOT have controversy over everything & everyone included in an activity, event, announcement, idea, suggestion, which is exposed to the public, even for a moment, regardless of purpose or intention??
Currently, every little thing, every single word spoken or move taken will be an explosion of some kind. Lots of discussion, debate, pros & cons....blah blah blah. Whether it's important, relevant, earth-shattering or NOT. Why?
Well folks, because it's an election year~~that's why. The more diversion & distraction~~the more the masses can be caught up in watching the magician pull a rabbit from the hat~~the less we focus on what IT is that they do not want us to focus on.....Get it?
I had no idea actually that once our currency had been established, minted and used forever & ever, that a "change" (especially of Who graces our paper money) was or would ever be an option. Now, we can see that it is. Admitting my lack of History knowledge, I also had (and still have) no idea who Harriet Tubman was. OK, I see she was an anti-slavery activist. My question might be who makes these decisions about replacing faces on our money?
Frankly, I'm at a loss as to the motives behind this change. I'm a staunch believer in "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"....and I think we should probably be grateful Jackson's face is not being replaced by Obama's Mug...because I wouldn't put it past him!
I would put someone who was literate on the $20 bill. Sojourner Truth was a former slave who became active in abolition, women's rights and worker's rights. If we are going that way, she would be a more suitable candidate. Harriet Tubman was more of an adventurer/hero. Being on money doesn't suit her. Having a movie about her would.
In all honesty would I think Grover Cleveland should be on the $20 bill, but he was vehemently opposed to fiat currency and so it would be an insult to have him featured on the note. So I think Chief Justice John Marshal would make more sense than Cleveland, Jackson or Tubman.
I was annoyed by this change at first. Then I remembered what a political wretch Andrew Jackson was aside from his owning and exploiting slaves and starting the genocide of the Indians. And lest we forget the irony that he was opposed to the national banking system and so should never have been on the currency.
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