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    Re: Should we put black civil rights and historical figures on our currency? Read fir

    Quote Originally Posted by foadi View Post
    US currency is extremely ugly. I hope they change everything about it.
    If you mean strengthening its spending power, I agree with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should we put black civil rights and historical figures on our currency? Fredrick Douglas, Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, Martian Luther King Jr and so on.

    Before anyone says we only put presidents on our currency, Here are some examples-

    Ben Franklin $100 and a .50 coin
    Alexander Hamilton $10
    Susan B Anthony $1
    Sacagawea $1
    Chief Onepapa: $5 silver certificate
    Daniel Webster: $10 United States note
    Lews & Clark: $10 United States Note
    VP Thomas Hendricks: $10 Silver Certificate
    Michael Hillegas, 1st US Treasurer: $10 Gold Certificate
    Former Treasury Secretary Hugh McCulloch: $20 National Bank Note
    Former Comptroller of the currency John J. Knox, $50 National Bank Note
    Thomas Hart Benton, $100 Gold Certificate
    Former Chief Justice John Marshall, $500 Federal Reserve Note
    Various 1st ladies on $10 dollar gold coins
    Booker T. Washinton .50 cent commemorative coin



    I say yes. Their contributions to this country are just as important as the other people we put on our currency.PLus if we can put state symbols, animals and other things on our currency surely we can put black civil rights and other historical figures on our currency.
    I had never thought about it before, but sure. I would have no issue with it.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should we put black civil rights and historical figures on our currency? Read fir

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    I tend to oppose the government spending time on symbolic measures such as this, but if we were to change our currency, we should certainly get rid of Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, and MLK seems like a great replacement. Voted 'yes.'
    I don't normally put much thought into who is on our currency. I mean, I know who and the history, but just consider it a mildly interesting thing, nothing more.

    Having said that, I would favor eliminating Andrew Jackson. And while I am fine with putting a black person on something, in *this case* I'd prefer we put a Native American Indian to replace Jackson, as that would be a special poke in his eye (so to speak), given his history with them.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
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    Re: Should we put black civil rights and historical figures on our currency? Read fir

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I think it's a good idea. Maybe a special run of quarters or nickels like they've done for the state symbols and the national parks.

    Or maybe just redesign the coins completely every couple decades or so. There are a lot of people whose contributions to the country we could honor by putting them on currency.
    Our government, in their infinite wisdom and forethought, would put a black person on the penny... then discontinue the penny. Fueling conspiracy speculation and giving people like Al Sharpton another soapbox, of course.

    And it would be totally unintentional, but that wouldn't matter.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should we put black civil rights and historical figures on our currency? Read fir

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    If anyone it would have to be MLK.
    Na, Flava Flav.

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    Re: Should we put black civil rights and historical figures on our currency? Read fir

    I like variety and would like to see all manner of folks, animals and scenery on our currency. US History, and interest in it, would be enhanced by such a move.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Should we put black civil rights and historical figures on our currency? Read fir

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    I like variety and would like to see all manner of folks, animals and scenery on our currency. US History, and interest in it, would be enhanced by such a move.
    I want to see George Takei on a new $3 bill.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should we put black civil rights and historical figures on our currency? Read fir

    Sure, why not? I vote for George Washington Carver. Fascinating man.

    http://www.biography.com/people/geor...9240299#legacy
    Last edited by countryboy; 01-20-15 at 09:47 AM.

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    Re: Should we put black civil rights and historical figures on our currency? Read fir

    I voted yes. Personally, I'd vote for MLK and Harriet Tubman.

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    Re: Should we put black civil rights and historical figures on our currency? Read fir

    Quote Originally Posted by foadi View Post
    US currency is extremely ugly. I hope they change everything about it.
    Agreed. Went to the UK recently and their currency is colorful and different shapes and sizes. I even liked their 1 pound coin. It was heavier and thicker than the other coins so you knew just by feel, what it was.

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