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Monday, June 22, 2015

Tubman on $20 - 10 Women to Leave off of the $10

UPDATED April 20, 2016

As I hoped, Harriet Tubman is going to be on the $20. Replacing a pro-slavery Democrat with a black Republican woman is a win-win.  Let's make it happen.

UPDATED September 17, 2015

The Republican presidential candidates were asked in the CNN debate who they would like to see on the $10 bill.

They were asked because the Treasury Department has announced that it will update the $10 bill with the picture of a woman in 2020 to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote. To be considered the woman needs to be dead, so favorites like Hillary Clinton, Kim Kardashian, and Caitlyn Jenner are not eligible.

Here are 10 women who should NOT be given this honor:
  1. Eleanor Roosevelt. This famous first lady is a heavy front runner, like Hillary currently is in her presidential bid. Hillary used to talk to Eleanor's spirit while Mrs. Clinton was first lady. If Hillary becomes president, Roosevelt will be a shoe in. However, Roosevelt should be disqualified for her actions that protected a Soviet mole in the Roosevelt administration from being discovered (See here for that story). 
  2. Susan B. Anthony. Already had a turn on the unpopular dollar coin. Stand aside and make room for someone else.
  3. Sacagawea. Already had a turn on another unpopular dollar coin. Go stand with Susan B.
  4. Ayn Rand. Seriously? Ayn Rand would roll over in her grave if she knew her picture was going to be printed on paper money. Now if it was a real gold coin, that would be a different story.
  5. Wilma Mankiller. This 1980's Cherokee Nations leader would be a better replacement for Indian fighter and slavery defender Andrew Jackson, but he is the only true Democrat with his face on U.S. currency so he gets protected by the left.
  6. Alice Paul. This prominent suffragette went on to co-author the original version of the Equal Rights Amendment - a non-started for conservatives.
  7. Margaret Sanger. This darling of the left and founder of Planned Parenthood was a racist and advocate of eugenics. This candidate's chance is aborted.
  8. Betty Friedan. Founder of modern feminism, Friedan's negative views of  traditional families does not make for a good choice.
  9. Sally Ride. Astronaut Sally Ride was outed as a lesbian after her death and all of a sudden has become a LGBT icon. To be recognized for something she wanted to remain private is not a good recommendation for this honor.
  10. Christine Jorgensen. Jorgensen was the 1950's Caitlyn Jenner. Since biologically, Jorgensen remained a man after his surgery, this choice would mean we still have no woman on U.S. currency.
Some conservatives are critical of plans to take Alexander Hamilton off of the $10 bill. I am not one of them. Hamilton was a womanizing big government federalist. I don't think he would join the modern Tea Party. He'd be more comfortable hanging around with the Wall Street establishment.

My vote is for Republican Civil War hero Harriet Tubman.

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