Published: Monday, Aug. 5 2013 12:55 a.m. MDT
Jackson on the $20 is ridiculous. Jackson was a proud racist, an
"exterminator" of Native Americans, and detested any ethnic groups other
than his own caucasian background. Jackson was also a wealthy slaveholder,
protested the creation of a National bank and discouraged Americans from using
paper money. He is also the Father of the National Debt.If any bill
needs a new face, it's the $20. Put MLK Jr., Susan B. Anthony, Clara
Barton, Marie Curie, etc. There are hundreds of notable American figures more
worthy of the recognition than Jackson.
I totally agree with replacing Jackson. Calvin Coolidge, John F. Kennedy or
Ronald Reagan would be far better on the $20. Also in need of replacement are
Hamilton (terrible president for many reasons), U.S. Grant (our own little
dictator). Replace Hamilton with Coolidge, replace Jackson with Kennedy
and replace Grant with Madison. There, all better now.
There was a second coin with an historical female figure on it - the Sacajawea
Dollar. It was first minted in 2000 and is still being minted
although there have been years when it has not been available for general
I'm not sure why we even need faces on our currency. Perhaps some of our
native animals and birds would work better? In any case, if we do want to see
presidents on money, I would suggest rotating them, replacing the face with a
different one on each bill as a new version is released. We look at the numbers
on the corners to see the denomination; not the face in the center.
I don't know what everyone is so excited about. n Our "payment
certificates" have no value and, in fact, they have built in inflation in
them which amounts to an additional tax of about 5% with no deductions
whatsoever. There is no relationship here to real money.
Although I agree in general with Te Amo, there is a problem with that kind of
thinking. As long as we can buy goods and services with paper money we will
always use it. Of course gold and other precious metals are the real money, but
until we can get rid of the Federal Reserve system we are kind of stuck.
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