Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill

I’ve heard a lot of uproar about Tubman replacing Jackson on the $20 bill.  Trump went as far as to proclaim that it was done out of sheer political correctness, though I didn’t read the entire article.  You’ll hear no complaints from me.  Frankly, I think it’s funny.

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People are spreading on the internet that she was a Republican, which is interesting to me.  She was black and she was a woman.  She couldn’t vote.  While I agree that she was likely aligned with the Republican values at the time (they were the progressives back then – the rolls have reversed several times), she wasn’t a voter.

What she did do was carry a gun and free people from slavery.  Not only that, she’d threaten to shoot the people she was leading to freedom if they tried to give up or turn back on their trek, for whatever reason.  She was also an armed scout and spy for the Union army during the middle of her life.

All of the above are great reasons to put her on the $20 bill.  However, I think that the .gov is more interested in the fact that she was black and she was a woman.  I’d find that a little insulting and shallow if I was her.

What she also was, was a devout Christian abolitionist who passively fought an oppressive government.  You have to remember that she was freeing slaves before the Union and Confederacy faced off and got those folks to Canada via the Underground Railroad.  The .gov was one entity at the time and she defied them to free slaves, so much so that there were large bounties on her head.

They’re putting a government-defying, second amendment-supporting Christian on the $20 bill.   Now do you see why I think it’s funny?  I wish Tubman was here for some sort of an induction ceremony.  I wonder what she’d say about being pictured on a piece of paper that wasn’t backed by gold or anything else of value?  Seems to me that she would thing it’s all a bunch of hogwash.

Pax Domini Sit Semper Vobiscum,

Mike, Oscar, Hotel….out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill

  1. Tubman, carried two guns. She shot Democrats (they started the Ku Klux Klan – Southern Democrats). She was a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment.

    Hey, things are looking, up. Another BHO, Backfire!

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  3. Yes, imagine the surprise when all the left wing kooks find out they chose a gun toting, democrat shooting, second amendment supporting, evangelical christian, to replace the founding father of the democrat party on the twenty dollar bill.
    Grant is looking a bit worriedon the 50$ bill, he knows he will be replaced by Beyonce any day now.

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  4. I think I’ve mentioned elsewhere that she helped hundreds. Jackson, on the other hand, helped millions (except maybe the Cherokees) by winning the Battle of New Orleans. Had we lost it, we might well still have the good queen and her family on our bills.

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  5. I may be totally miss informed and ignorant. Don’t you have to be a president to be on a bill, preferably dead. I get the lets all hold hands and be friends thing, but now you guys are just bending any rule to appear PC.
    Why not lower the voting age to 5 then put Garfield on $100.Look what that cat did to enrich millions of kids lives. This TV reality thing you have called politics is getting out of hand. This is the type of thing we do in Africa. At least start with a coin! It ticks all the PC boxes and act doesn’t mean much. Soon as the hype is over just stop minting. Simple Really. BIG PS. Hope all went well with the house and the water issues. Dan

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    1. The .gov does exactly as it pleases. I’m think if they wanted Scooby-Doo on the $100 bill, they could convince people it was a good idea. The dollar is backed by nothing. It’ll be a wake up call for Americans when it is no longer the world reserve currency. The flood is bad – to the tune of $4,000 to fix.

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