Whose Picture Should Be On The $20 Bill
Harriet Tubman is black, she’s a woman, it’s politically correct in every way, but should she be replacing President Andrew Jackson on The U.S. $20 bill?
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Tubman, an African-American and a Union spy during the Civil War, will be replacing U.S. President Andrew Jackson on the front of the U.S. $20 bill. Jackson, a white man known as much for his persecution of Native Americans as for his war heroics and advocacy for the common man, will be relegated to the back of the $20, in reduced side along with the White House. Tubman will be the first woman honored on paper currency since Martha Washington’s portrait briefly graced the $1 silver certificate in the late 19th century.
We all know Tubman was born into slavery and utilized a network of safe houses known as the Underground Railroad to help free enslaved families and individuals. But here’s what schools and the media rarely tell us about Tubman:
1) That she was a devout Christian who put all of her trust in God. Tubman: “I ain’t got no friend but you. Come to my help, Lord, for I’m in trouble!” Fellow abolitionist Thomas Garrett said this about her: “I never met any person of any color who had more confidence in the voice of God.”
2) That Tubman carried a pistol during rescue missions and a rifle during the Civil War. Tubman’s pistol is on display at Florida A&M University.
3) That she helped abolitionist leader John Brown recruit volunteers in the insurrection against the feds at Harper’s Ferry.
4) That she was an anti-slavery Republican.
Hmm… a God-fearing, pro-Second Amendment, anti-Federal government woman Republican. If Tubman were alive today Liberals would blast her for being a “right-wing wacko.”
Some idolize Jackson’s leadership, others abhor his attitudes, but the questions remains, who’s face should grace the U.S. $20 bill?
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sources: Gregory A. Pankau, facebook, Paula Priesse