Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Harriet Tubman or Andrew Jackson?

Underground Railroad or Trail of Tears? Libertarianism or Statism?

Any decent human being would choose the formers over the latters, of course. But to desecrate the image of the great libertarian (or to "co-opt" it, to use use leftist phraseology), whose home is down the road in Auburn, New York, by placing it on USG bloodmoney? Even worse.

A commenter on one of my old blog's once wrote that an uncle refused on principle to use $20 bills so as not to endorse the man whose Jacksonian democracy marked the first major denigration of the American Republic.

Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. in "The Changing Face of the Greenback" rightly writes:
    The politicians on the paper money are despicable, but they are not PC, so watch for new designs. It all reminds me of what the late Burt Blumert said: that we were far freer when there were symbols, like the American Indian or Lady Liberty, on the money. Then came the decline to dead politicians. If they ever put live politicians on the coins or notes, he added, it’s time to get out.
Rightly it seems I had always loved the Indian Head cent, Buffalo nickel, Mercury dime, and Standing Liberty quarter as a kid. I still so.

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Blogger Daniel Davis said...

Our coins and currency were much more beautiful with the figures of Liberty and classical scenes. The dime, quarter, and half dollar of 1916 along with the Buffalo nickel (1913) were the peak of our coin design. Likewise the gold coins that came out of TR's administration.

May 15, 2015 at 6:56 AM  

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