April 25, 2016

Impatience is no virtue

I understand your impatience. I know you have all been waiting with anticipation for my opinion on the Tubman-Jackson $20 makeover. Your long wait is over. I don't care.

That's right. Look, Jackson was the true founder of the Democrat Party. He was a racist assswipe. He trashed the White House, had no respect for the office and there is compelling evidence he was not even born in America, thus not qualified to even hold the office of President. He was the original Trump; a pure populist. The model for the modern Democrat.

Harriet Tubman was a leader in the efforts to free the slaves. Brave, devout, and tireless. Her exploits have been detailed extensively in recent days. But in fairness, if you, or I, or almost anyone, made a list of noteworthy Americans to put on our currency, I doubt Ms Tubman would have made the top 50 on any list, unless you said it had to be a minority and/or female compilation only. Go ahead, jump in your time machine go back a week and look at your list of 100 greatest Americans. Tubman is not on the list is she?

I think there are plenty of folks more worthy than either Jackson or Tubman to be placed on our currency. Welcome to modern America. Western Civilization is not even an offered course at Stanford, Washington and Lincoln do not get a holiday, but MLK does (not that he isn't worthy, but Lincoln did far more for African-Americans and Washington is the Father of our Country). History and civics have been replaced with social studies in our schools. Modern Americans know virtually nothing about our founding, our Constitution, or our history.

Should we honor someone instrumental in helping runaway slaves, who was a key player in the operation of the Underground Railroad on the $20? Absolutely. That is why Levi Coffin will be honored on the $20 bill. Except he is an dead old white guy.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am betting "Prince" will be on the two dollar bill.

DownStateIN Dale said...

Now your just plugging Hoosiers....

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

On the other hand, Jackson did win the Battle of New Orleans...

...three weeks after the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812, was signed. But that wasn't his fault, AlGore hadn't invented the Internet yet.

Yeah, I don't give a damn who they put on the money. It's still fiat currency, and thus worthless. Bobbi had the best idea.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Actually, why don't they try state twenties? Like the state quarters, but even more ridiculous.

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