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Old 05-23-2019, 12:02 PM
 
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Obama. He was the best US president in history.
That's a maggot !!! So you are wanting insects on the bills ?
There are lots of insects.
Maybe we can pick another one that doesn't feed on the dead flesh of living tax payers.
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Old 05-23-2019, 12:03 PM
 
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Obama. He was the best US president in history.


Possibly in some weird, parallel universe.


The most deserving not on currency would be:


TR
FDR
Reagan
Eisenhower


I think someone a year ago said the Harriet Tubman $20 would be called a "Tubby"- at least it would be funny.


However, Harriet Tubman is probably #1,397 on the list of Americans deserving to be on currency.


What about military leaders like:


Patton
Ike
Audie Murphy
Sargeant York
MacArthur
Black Jack Pershing


The US has gone PC crazy. If one was going to choose a person representative of the slavery movement, Frederick Douglas would be more appropriate.
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Old 05-23-2019, 12:06 PM
 
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Kermit the frog, he looks good green.
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Old 05-23-2019, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I don't see any reason not to change what historical figures are depicted on our paper currency. We don't have to be so conservative in keeping the same person on the same denomination of bill decade after decade. Almost all other countries have changed their currency more often than we have.

The problem, though is trying to please every group out there. I think Harriet Tubman was chosen because she checked the boxes "woman" and "African-American". Frankly, I think Martin Luther King Jr was a far more important historical figure, but he only checks one of those boxes. The historical truth is that because of limited opportunities until recently, I don't think any woman would be in the top 10 or maybe even 20 most important American historical figures. In that situation, Harriet Tubman is just as good as any other American woman to honor on our currency.
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Old 05-23-2019, 12:13 PM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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Weird Al!
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Old 05-23-2019, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Does it HAVE to be Harriet Taubman? How about Clara Barton or Susan B. Anthony? Other ideas?
Harriet Tubman was the top choice among those who voted.

"A grass roots group, Women on 20s, had been pushing to get a woman's portrait on the $20 bill, which currently features Andrew Jackson. They had conducted an online poll that gathered over 600,000 votes. African-American abolitionist Harriett Tubman was the top choice in that poll."

https://www.wbrz.com/news/harriet-tu...son-on-20-bill
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Old 05-23-2019, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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How about leaving well enough alone? Why do we have to cave to a liberal PC BS and a liberal agenda.
What if Trump lovers want President Trump on the $20 bill?
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Old 05-23-2019, 01:00 PM
 
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poor harriet is top ten all time ugly
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Old 05-23-2019, 01:04 PM
 
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How about Alfred E Neuman? Instead of In God We Trust it will say, Me Worry?


https://browse.startpage.com/do/show...4658&t=default
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Old 05-23-2019, 01:18 PM
 
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Those who despise political correctness will refuse to use them. Really gonna irritate the banks when the ATM gives 20's out and I pull back around to tell them I want 10's and or 50's or 100's not this garbage. Guess better start collecting 20's that are the TRUE 20$ bill...Jackson was a great president and fought the banks so no surprise the fed wants him gone.
I am not "social media/talk forum" savvy, so if asking questions is impolite or forbidden I apologize and ask forgiveness in advance.

Why do you believe Harriet Tubman on a $20 bill is political correctness? (this was decided in 2016 and planned for release in 2020 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. )You know, what makes a woman's image on currency, an act of political correctness?

Why do you despise political correctness? ( the definition of political correctness: avoiding language or behavior that any particular group of people might feel is unkind or offensive) So why is celebrating a woman with an image on currency, during a year that is celebrating our 19th amendment, an avoidance of offensive language or behavior? What is it an avoidance of, exactly?

You see I really am having difficulty understanding your post and making sense of your rationale. OK one more question if I may...


About your username? Do you like Greek mythology or perhaps astronomy or is your name an acronym for Our Race Is Our Nation? Mentioned your user name to my husband, as we were just talking about the constellation to our grandchild, and he thinks it may be the latter, but I've never heard of your organization that apparently despises kind and inoffensive behavior and language and makes that hate a part of their creed.

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