Thursday, April 21, 2016

Twenty Dollar Bill to Get New Face.

Like the LA Times Editorial Board, I find the removal of Andrew Jackson's face from the front of the U.S. Twenty Dollar Bill and replacing it with the face of Harriet Tubman poetic justice. The Democrat President was, like all Democrat Presidents prior to the American Civil War, opposed to the abolition of slavery in the United States. Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman was an abolitionist, humanitarian, and a Union spy during the American Civil War.

In addition to being a slave owner, Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act and subsequent treaties resulted in the forced removal of several Indian tribes from their traditional territories, including Trail of Tears.

Unfortunately, the powers that be have decided to keep Jackson's face on the back of the new Twenty. Why?

Putting Tubman on the currency is a good step, but Jackson should be removed completely.

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