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Former slave Harriet Tubman to be new face of US$20 bill: official

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posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 02:31 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Why would anyone be against this change?

I think the biggest shock is that we aren't used to women leaders in the U.S. where as other countries have had female monarchs and even Prime Ministers. It is just new for Americans.

I think the precedence had already been set with Ben Franklin and the $100 bill for having a non-President on our currency.




posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 02:32 PM
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originally posted by: crazyewok
Sounds like a good idea.

Cant wait to see the # storm though from the closet racists trying to come up with any excuse to be againt this


Totally agree! Democrats were the majority slave owners and actually opposed Lincoln freeing the slaves! This will burn up the plantation owners of the 21st Century for sure! To add insult to injury, she was a Republican. That fact my friends will send the snowflakes into a tizzy and running for safe zone cover!



posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 02:32 PM
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You people still use paper money? How antiquated are you?



posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 02:34 PM
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originally posted by: 200Plus
They already reprinted the paper currency in the colors of monopoly money.

Might as well change the faces too. I vote Alfred E. Newman should replace Franklin on the $100.

Anything to take peoples mind off the fact that what they have in their wallets is worthless.

If you disagree with me you're a racist. derp derp. Weakest defense in history. But it's self feeding so I can understand why the Left uses it. It's a lazy persons dream. Fire and forget.


What do you mean, "worthless?" The average person today has a much higher standard of living than the average person of a century ago. Yes, currency has been devalued through inflation, but wages have increased as well. It's certainly not "worthless" as a medium of exchange.

I also don't believe you actually believe that the changing of the personage on the $20 will have any effect on anyone's thoughts of how much their money is worth, nor is it intended to do so (obviously.) We all know how much value in goods you can exchange a $20 bill for - it comes to exactly $20 worth, regardless of whose face is on it.



posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 02:37 PM
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originally posted by: Klassified

One of my favorite quotes.

That quote is a fake.
edit on 4/20/2016 by AdmireTheDistance because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 02:37 PM
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I like it. There's a bit more, too.

Lew is expected to roll out a set of changes that also include putting leaders of the women’s suffrage movement on the back of the $10 bill, and incorporating civil rights era leaders and other important moments in American history into the $5 bill. Also, Jackson isn’t getting completely booted off the $20 bill. He’s likely to remain on the back.

Hamilton to stay on $10; Tubman replacing Jackson



posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 02:39 PM
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originally posted by: Taupin Desciple
You people still use paper money? How antiquated are you?



Well how else can people stuff away money?

Credit cards are useless for hiding.




posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 02:40 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

It would be nice to see a younger picture of Harriet on the bill

In other news...quoted from CNN..

"Government sources also reveal that we won't be seeing that $20 with a female portrait in circulation until 2030 or beyond. Yes, that's more than 14 years. As usual, women are being asked to wait, and wait. It's a wait we're not willing to endure; we should be well beyond having to beg for something that should have happened a long time ago."

edit on 20-4-2016 by chrismarco because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 02:40 PM
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originally posted by: AdmireTheDistance

originally posted by: Klassified

One of my favorite quotes.

That quote is a fake.

Ah thanks. That's good to know. One of the reasons I love ATS.

ETA: Good. You quoted my post. That way everyone knows which quote you're speaking of.

edit on 4/20/2016 by Klassified because: eta



posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 02:40 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen
Maybe Andrew Jackson can stop rolling around in his grave now.

What more could you do to the guy than plaster his face on a Federal Reserve Note? Andrew Jackson hated banks and bankers.



posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 02:44 PM
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originally posted by: Klassified

originally posted by: AdmireTheDistance

originally posted by: Klassified

One of my favorite quotes.

That quote is a fake.

Ah thanks. That's good to know. One of the reasons I love ATS.

ETA: Good. You quoted my post. That way everyone knows which quote you're speaking of.

Of course, I read it was a fake on the internet too, so maybe the thing saying it was a fake is a fake?
*head explodes*



posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 02:48 PM
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Just wait until we hear the "real history of Harriet Tubman" from the closet racists. They'll try to prove that history incorrectly portrays her, and she isn't a figure to be looked up to.

3....

2...

1..



posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 02:49 PM
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a reply to: dogstar23


By worthless I mean that even in my 40 year life that $20 in my wallet has lost more than half it buying power. It doesn't do what it used to.

Look at something simple. Dinner for me and my GF. Where once dinner would have cost two people $30 and a 10% was expected, now a cheap dinner out is $80-$120 and a 20% tip is frowned upon as cheap (30-35% being the norm).

I don't believe I argued that changing to Tubman would lower the value of the currency, if that is what you read I apologize. Money is worthless because it has no buying power. More is needed to buy less, regardless of the face on the front.



posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 02:49 PM
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originally posted by: AdmireTheDistance

originally posted by: Klassified

originally posted by: AdmireTheDistance

originally posted by: Klassified

One of my favorite quotes.

That quote is a fake.

Ah thanks. That's good to know. One of the reasons I love ATS.

ETA: Good. You quoted my post. That way everyone knows which quote you're speaking of.

Of course, I read it was a fake on the internet too, so maybe the thing saying it was a fake is a fake?
*head explodes*

I read the article you linked. It seems legit, and as we all know, there are a lot of fake quotes and misattributions out there.
edit on 4/20/2016 by Klassified because: linked not posted



posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 02:53 PM
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Harriet Tubman was a spy for the Union during the Civil War.

I wonder if she was involved in any major "intel" that was determined to be helpful?

Anybody know?




posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 02:55 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
Just wait until we hear the "real history of Harriet Tubman" from the closet racists. They'll try to prove that history incorrectly portrays her, and she isn't a figure to be looked up to.

3....

2...

1..


Why not?
That's what happens to every other historical figure.



posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 02:57 PM
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originally posted by: KnightFire
It's very fitting to put a slave on money considering we are ALL slaves to the all mighty dollar.


Exactly!

Finally, someone who is a symbol for We, the People, on our currency! It's a win for all of us.

Who cares if she's black, or a woman? She represents everyone who has felt like a slave to the system, oppressed by government, beaten down, and angry enough to want to make some difference.

She's an inspiration to and symbol for every man, woman, and child who isn't a part of the elite exploiting the system to the detriment of We, the People.

I think this was a very good choice.



posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 02:58 PM
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originally posted by: RepealTheLaw

originally posted by: crazyewok
Sounds like a good idea.

Cant wait to see the # storm though from the closet racists trying to come up with any excuse to be againt this


Totally agree! Democrats were the majority slave owners and actually opposed Lincoln freeing the slaves! This will burn up the plantation owners of the 21st Century for sure! To add insult to injury, she was a Republican. That fact my friends will send the snowflakes into a tizzy and running for safe zone cover!


Today's Democrats were the "Republicans" and today's Republicans were the "Democrats".

What you claim is not historically accurate or true:



So, sometime between the 1860s and 1936, the (Democratic) party of small government became the party of big government, and the (Republican) party of big government became rhetorically committed to curbing federal power.

Livescience


edit on 20-4-2016 by MystikMushroom because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 03:00 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: MystikMushroom
Just wait until we hear the "real history of Harriet Tubman" from the closet racists. They'll try to prove that history incorrectly portrays her, and she isn't a figure to be looked up to.

3....

2...

1..


Why not?
That's what happens to every other historical figure.


Oh, but it'll be done with a lot louder voices and more venom. I'll be watching my friends who were huge Obama-birther fans and still believe he's a Muslim born in Kenya, they'll likely be among the first to start circulating "historic corrections" about Tubman.


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posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 03:05 PM
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what i find most disturbing about all this is how easy it is for so many of you to premeditated force the label of racist onto anyone who would want to be opposed to changing the 20 bill. your logic is they must accept the change or else they are racists, you leave no room for free thought or opinion without slander. is this the world you want? oppressing the views and opinions of others with such libel?
i like Andrew Jackson more because of his anti establishment views/quotes. you know i shouldnt have to explain why, i just like him better, if that is all it takes for you to label me a racist then you have serious mental problems.



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