There’s been an ongoing debate over changing the faces that appear on our money for the past several years as liberal activists have demanded that the “old, white men” be replaced with people who represent diversity, or something. Never one to let a good pandering opportunity go to waste, the Obama administration caved, and now it’s finally been revealed who’s going to appear on the $20 in place of President Andrew Jackson.
On Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is expected to announce his agency’s plans to rewrite American history in the form of our currency by taking Jackson off of the front of the twenty and putting Harriet Tubman on there, Politico reported. In fact, it’s not just the twenty that’s going to be changed, our $10 bill is also going to have some major changes made to the back of it in the name of women’s suffrage.
Politico has more:
Lew is expected to roll out a set of changes that also include putting leaders of the women’s suffrage movement on the back of the $10 bill, and incorporating civil rights era leaders and other important moments in American history into the $5 bill.
Also, Jackson isn’t getting completely booted off the $20 bill. He’s likely to remain on the back.
Lew’s reversal comes after he announced last summer that he was considering replacing Hamilton on the $10 bill with a woman. The plan drew swift rebukes from fans of Hamilton, who helped create the Treasury Department and the modern American financial system. Critics immediately suggested Lew take Jackson off the $20 bill given the former president’s role in moving Native Americans off their land.
So there you have it. Yet another way Obama is “fundamentally changing” America.
The smart thing to do – in order to preserve the history of our money and continue to remember past leaders – would have been to create another bill dedicated to the causes that whiney activists demanded be recognized. Perhaps create a $25 bill that had Tubman on the front and women’s suffrage leaders on the back?
But no; instead he wanted to wipe another piece of American history from the public sphere, because as we all know, ignoring our history means that it never happened, or something. You know, sort of like the whole argument with the Confederate flag.