The OTHER big news story this AM (besides TWO opponents for Del. Chris Peace) is the announcement that a woman will be on US currency for the first time since Martha Washington (a perfectly good choice if I might say so myself and better than some of the other names banded about such as Margaret Sanger or Eleanor Roosevelt) was on this one dollar silver certificate in 1891.
Here’s the story.
I did participate in the effort (by voting I am not important enough to be involved in this effort) by several to take former President Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace him with a woman. I thought removing Jackson was a good idea, given his treatment of the Native Americans and some of his other activities (he invaded north Florida and hanged two British citizens in violation of orders among other things). I voted in the final ballot for Cherokee chief Wilma Mankiller.
But I am concerned. Who might the Obama Administration select for the ten? First, Alexander Hamilton, as much as I dislike his idea of the strong central government, was a brilliant Secretary of the Treasury. He ought to be on the money. (I understand Hamilton will be on the new ten in some way) But the government is updating, not the twenty, but the ten and thus this is easiest to change….
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