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

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    No. Money in this country has always featured presidents, and people who were fundamental to the founding and expansion of the nation. Outside of counterfeit prevention measures, I see no reason why we should change our money.
    Not true.Coins for a long time did not feature any actual people animals, Indians, or depictions of lady liberty.Coins featured people who were not founders and these people appeared on various bills

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

    I think the only people who should appear on our currency are federal reserve bankers.

    And yes I say that with resentful undertones, but I'm not joking.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Not true.Coins for a long time did not feature any actual people animals, Indians, or depictions of lady liberty.Coins featured people who were not founders and these people appeared on various bills

    John Marshall
    Salmon P. Chase
    Martha Washington
    Christopher Columbus
    Lewis and Clark
    Stephen Decatur
    Running Antelope or Tȟatȟóka Íŋyaŋke
    Thomas A. Hendricks
    Michael Hillegas
    Henry Clay
    Edward Everett
    Silas Wright
    William H. Seward
    Winfield Scott
    Thomas Hart Benton
    David Farragut
    Alright, I was wrong, but if we're going to commemorate the civil rights movement, I'd rather the slot be filled with the real major players of the Civil rights movement. The guys who brought the issue to the courts. People like Medgar Evers, who was heavily involved in legal efforts to overturn segregation laws in Mississippi, or Thurgood Marshall, who was an activist lawyer who fought in the Supreme Courts to end segregation, and the first black Justice of the Supreme Court. In the end, MLK just got himself into the public eye, and had a memorable speech. The march wasn't even his idea, it was a joint effort, but you'll probably never hear about Dr. Benjamin Chavis Jr, or any number of the various groups who supported the march. I just think MLK's reputation is way too overstated, and that there are people who are far more deserving of such an honor.
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Portraits on paper currency has been historically reserved for Past Presidents.
    Well, past presidents and founding fathers and I see no reason to change. What's next? Elvis on the $5?
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    The Mexicans would not allow MLK to be on the money. They would demand that Caesar Chavez or someone else that they like be on there instead.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    I say NO, his addition would be seen as a token act.

    Not too mention our current administration has tarnished his reputation by politicizing his efforts.
    Please, ever since he was assassinated he's been a political football. You're using him as one here.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    The Mexicans would not allow MLK to be on the money. They would demand that Caesar Chavez or someone else that they like be on there instead.
    Mexico doesn't have to put him on their money if they don't want to.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Not true.Coins for a long time did not feature any actual people animals, Indians, or depictions of lady liberty.Coins featured people who were not founders and these people appeared on various bills

    John Marshall
    Salmon P. Chase
    Martha Washington
    Christopher Columbus
    Lewis and Clark
    Stephen Decatur
    Running Antelope or Tȟatȟóka Íŋyaŋke
    Thomas A. Hendricks
    Michael Hillegas
    Henry Clay
    Edward Everett
    Silas Wright
    William H. Seward
    Winfield Scott
    Thomas Hart Benton
    David Farragut
    Also Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea. Not to mention that with the series of Presidential dollar coins, such luminaries as Millard Fillmore and Andrew Johnson have gotten coinage. And assuming it continues we'll get the Jimmy Carter dollar (which I think would technically be worth about 70 cents).

    Given Susan B. Anthony's presence, I would think MLK should be a slam dunk. I think he should be on money.
    Last edited by rocket88; 08-30-13 at 10:04 AM.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    They were part of the founding fathers of this country. (I said historically reserved, not exclusively reserved.)

    Do you think that King deserves to be on a coin? Must not, since you didn't mention that part of my post but instead chose to pick nits.

    Why should, in your opinion, MLK, Jr. not be on a coin? Was he less important that JFK?
    I believe that I said I was in favor of it. If not, I will say it again.

    MLK should be on money.


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

    there is a history of putting animals on the money, too. The eagle, for example, that stands for freedom, and the buffalo, that stands because there isn't room for it to sit down.

    Given the number of dog and cat lovers in this country, it's surprising that we haven't put Fluffy or Fido on the currency.
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