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  • Might be a lot more racially neutral to use famous monuments on our money, or great buildings, and skip the people part altogether.

    Almost certainly the Amerinds are going to demand a face on some money, followed by the Italians, the Jews, the Irish and everybody else, and their demands are equally valid.
    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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    • Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
      Might be a lot more racially neutral to use famous monuments on our money, or great buildings, and skip the people part altogether.

      Almost certainly the Amerinds are going to demand a face on some money, followed by the Italians, the Jews, the Irish and everybody else, and their demands are equally valid.
      You're right about it being more racially neutral, but I can't imagine the political deals that would take place to put one state's monument on a denomination over the other contenders. That would still be less emotionally charged than the racial component we have right now.

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      • Originally posted by Drusus Nero View Post



        HARRIET BEECHER STOWE; Did the writer of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" realise the abolitionist Tiger she was letting loose? When Queen Victoria reads your book and bursts into tears, that's influence.
        No, That's propoganda.

        If they put that witch on a bill I'd never be caught dead with one.
        “I do not wish to have the slave emancipated because I love him, but because I hate his master."
        --Salmon P. Chase

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        • A Colt Walker toting, butt kicking lady warrior who supported the Republican Party. The liberal left will go insane when they realize just who she was and what her strengths were.

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          • Originally posted by Biscuit View Post
            You're right about it being more racially neutral, but I can't imagine the political deals that would take place to put one state's monument on a denomination over the other contenders. That would still be less emotionally charged than the racial component we have right now.
            Then use scenes from our National Parks. We have an endless section there.

            Half Dome, Monument Valley, Niagara, Mississippi River etc.
            "Ask not what your country can do for you"

            Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

            you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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            • Originally posted by Savez View Post
              No, [Uncle Tom's Cabin is] propoganda.

              If they put that witch [Harriet Beecher Stowe] on a bill I'd never be caught dead with one.
              We certainly know where you stand, Massah.
              I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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              • Originally posted by Savez View Post
                No, That's propoganda.

                If they put that witch on a bill I'd never be caught dead with one.
                Can't Southern slavers ever get good press? I mean all they did was own and abuse human beings.
                "Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it"
                G.B Shaw

                "They promised us homes fit for heroes, they give us heroes fit for homes."
                Grandad, Only Fools and Horses

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                • Originally posted by coltshooter1 View Post
                  A Colt Walker toting, butt kicking lady warrior who supported the Republican Party. The liberal left will go insane when they realize just who she was and what her strengths were.
                  ....yet the only people 'going insane' seem to be very much right of centre. Liberals don't seem to have as much of a problem with a gun toting Republican who opposed slavery being on the currency as conservatives do with a black woman who opposed slavery.

                  You might want to recalibrate your ideas of where the really hard wired prejudices are here.
                  Human beings are the only creatures on Earth that claim a god and the only living thing that behaves like it hasn't got one - Hunter S. Thompson

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                  • Originally posted by coltshooter1 View Post
                    A Colt Walker toting, butt kicking lady warrior who supported the Republican Party. The liberal left will go insane when they realize just who she was and what her strengths were.
                    As with all other things, they'll downplay, ignore and downright lie about those parts. Female and black, that's all they could care about, because to the liberals, accomplishments aren't important, it's what one is entitled to because of skin color and gender.
                    The First Amendment applies to SMS, Emails, Blogs, online news, the Fourth applies to your cell phone, computer, and your car, but the Second only applies to muskets?

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                    • Originally posted by Hida Akechi View Post
                      As with all other things, they'll downplay, ignore and downright lie about those parts. Female and black, that's all they could care about, because to the liberals, accomplishments aren't important, it's what one is entitled to because of skin color and gender.
                      Exactly.
                      Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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                      • Originally posted by Hida Akechi View Post
                        As with all other things, they'll downplay, ignore and downright lie about those parts. Female and black, that's all they could care about, because to the liberals, accomplishments aren't important, it's what one is entitled to because of skin color and gender.
                        In this case what she was 'entitled to' was owning herself rather than being property. Remarkably there are still people who think she was on the wrong side....and they don't appear to be 'liberals'.
                        Human beings are the only creatures on Earth that claim a god and the only living thing that behaves like it hasn't got one - Hunter S. Thompson

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                        • Originally posted by BF69 View Post
                          In this case what she was 'entitled to' was owning herself rather than being property. Remarkably there are still people who think she was on the wrong side....and they don't appear to be 'liberals'.
                          BF, you are missing a lot of the point through culture differences.

                          Putting Tubman on the bill brings up issues that hit nerves on regional basis.

                          NO one here, with one possible exception, is supporting slavery. But with all the racial drama going on, they could have picked a less controversial black woman, and one with far greater accomplishments.

                          Obviously they overlooked the pro-GOP, pro-gun portions of her background, but it was still less than a great choice.

                          It would be akin to choosing Sitting Bull as the first NA on a bill. Or when they chose to put Sakakawea on a dollar coin years ago.
                          Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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