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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    If a black president didn't ease race relations a black on currency won't either.

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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    If a black president didn't ease race relations a black on currency won't either.
    I don't think anyone is expecting it to do so - this is about the man, not the color of his skin.


    That being said, MLK Jr probably single-handedly kept America from seeing a low-level race war, introduced the peaceful protest into the political mainstream, and held this country to account for its' founding principles, helping us to right deep and bitter injustice with a minimum of bloodshed. Bills are generally for Presidents, but if any non-president deserves a currency, he does.

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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I agree.

    Besides, we need some new coins: A $1 that doesn't look like a quarter, and a $5 coin would be a good idea, and phase out the paper dollar and five spot. Lets put Martin Luther King on the new $5 coin, and make it about the size of the old $1 coin that was once worth about $15 in today's money.
    Mint a bigger $1.00 coin - but get rid of the $1.00 bill? What in the hell for? I would never use a $1.00 coin, but do use $1.00 bills *all the time* - they're not like the penny where we could possibly do without.

    But I'm fine with sticking him on a commemorative coin. I'm sort of surprised we have done this yet.
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I don't think anyone is expecting it to do so - this is about the man, not the color of his skin.


    That being said, MLK Jr probably single-handedly kept America from seeing a low-level race war, introduced the peaceful protest into the political mainstream, and held this country to account for its' founding principles, helping us to right deep and bitter injustice with a minimum of bloodshed. Bills are generally for Presidents, but if any non-president deserves a currency, he does.
    I think the man is over rated myself and if he hadn't been assassinated he would have been more known for multiple affairs than "saving America". Having said that, he was a good spokesman for black America in those days but I don't think that makes him coin worthy, stamp maybe though.

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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I think the man is over rated myself and if he hadn't been assassinated he would have been more known for multiple affairs than "saving America". Having said that, he was a good spokesman for black America in those days but I don't think that makes him coin worthy, stamp maybe though.
    While I agree he was a flawed individual - and cheating on your wife is a deep flaw - I sincerely doubt that is what he would be known for. Is his contemporary JFK known more for being president or having affairs? How about Jesse Jackson? Ole Bennie Franklin's affairs didn't keep him off the $100. I would say he's better than a spokesman for blacks in America - he's a good spokesman for just plain old America.

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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    People have been using his name for money for decades, why not have him on currency?

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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    While I agree he was a flawed individual - and cheating on your wife is a deep flaw - I sincerely doubt that is what he would be known for. Is his contemporary JFK known more for being president or having affairs? How about Jesse Jackson? Ole Bennie Franklin's affairs didn't keep him off the $100. I would say he's better than a spokesman for blacks in America - he's a good spokesman for just plain old America.
    Same thing with JFK, if he hadn't been assassinated he'd just be another joke like Clinton and as for Jesse, his affairs have pretty much destroyed his power. Hadn't heard about the Franklin thing though, interesting, TY.

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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Same thing with JFK, if he hadn't been assassinated he'd just be another joke like Clinton and as for Jesse, his affairs have pretty much destroyed his power. Hadn't heard about the Franklin thing though, interesting, TY.
    Eisenhower had a mistress in Europe.

    Rich and powerful men who don't have affairs (when models and actresses are lining up to jump into bed with them) are extremely rare.
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Yeah he deserves it, so I'd approve.
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Same thing with JFK, if he hadn't been assassinated he'd just be another joke like Clinton and as for Jesse, his affairs have pretty much destroyed his power. Hadn't heard about the Franklin thing though, interesting, TY.
    It would be easier to list the historical figures who didn't sleep around.
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