View Poll Results: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

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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 agree. He taught people like my parents to protest peacefully and not to have hate in our hearts. Man we could use someone like him right now instead of these a** clowns like Sharpton.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    No I'd rather just be able to get the $1 out of the same place I get the $20, it's much easier and quicker. With the extra change I put it in one spot, and every now and then I get it exchanged for cash. Not inconvenient at all.
    I suppose it doesn't matter anyway. Money is going more and more to debit/credit cards and less and less cash. Eventually, all money will be electronic.
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    There are hundreds of historical figures that should be considered before MLK in cronological order.

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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.
    What a thoughtful reply. What if the idea behind this is not to ease race relations. What if the idea is to recognize an individual who is considered a great historical figure and who is American. If any other country had produced an historical figure of his stature, an individual recognized the world over as a great man, there would be no debate.
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Like Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin? When were their terms again?
    Its amazing that people use the the ten and hundred dollar bills bills on a regular basis and forget the fact that those men were never president.



    If we look at the history of American paper currency there were all sorts of people who were not president on our currency.
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    I think he deserves to be on regular money, which raises the question; who are we gonna get rid of? Jackson? Grant?
    I vote for Grant. Though I like the irony of replacing Jackson with a black guy.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I vote for Grant. Though I like the irony of replacing Jackson with a black guy.
    When King's dream becomes reality, we will no longer think of him as a "black guy."
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    There are hundreds of historical figures that should be considered before MLK in cronological order.
    Who did you have in mind?
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Benjamin Franklin was a playboy. I'm actually mildly offended Andrew Jackson is on the $20 considering his brutal treatment of Native Americans. Washington owned slaves and btw, his famous wooden dentures was partially made from the teeth of his slaves that he directed to be yanked out of their mouths probably without anesthesia.
    Good point regarding Andrew Jackson. I'd be fine with putting King on the twenty

    I would be fine with any bill except the one. Washington should remain on the one. The number one, 1st President, it just seems to fit and shouldn't change.


    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    I say replace Jackson on the $20 and use Reagan instead. Then create a $3 bill with MLK. To keep it from becoming an collectors item, the government should stop printing $1 bills for a while; maybe 5 years to get people to start using the $2 and $3 more or have to carry around a lot of change. I also think Eisenhower should be on a new $30 bill; the greatest military hero of the 20th century, two term POTUS, built the Interstate highway system and started NASA. IMHO Eisenhower is more deserving than a lot of people already on our currency.
    Would give a whole new meaning to the slang, "Queer as a three dollar bill".
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    I say yes. Simply because he stood for peace and we could all use a little more of that these days.

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