Well, reportedly it has been decided.
Andrew Jackson – (in the negative) Indian fighter, racist, slave owner
(in the positive) competent military leader (the Battle of New Orleans) survived an assassination attempt and beat the would-be assassin with his cane! As President – NO FEDERAL DEBT, STOPPED THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NATIONAL BANK!
is being replaced on the Twenty Dollar Bill by
Harriet Tubman – (in the positive) a slave who fought for freedom, used The Underground Railroad, humanitarian, suffragette and Union spy(!)
(in the negative) – ?
Of course, it’s stuff like this which keeps our minds off of ongoing war, terrorism, disease, the upcoming election (with no viable* candidates from either party)
At least that’s their plan.
(or as Iowahawk Twittered, “Founder of the Democratic party replaced by gun-toting Republican”) 🙂
I remember a similar dust-up when Benjamin Franklin was replaced on the half dollar coin by JFK. Franklin – (in the positive) scientist, statesman, philosopher. (in the negative) womanizer. JFK – (in the positive) charismatic, anti-communist, conservative-for a Democrat. (in the negative) drug user, womanizer, in bed with the Mob.
*viable – in my view, taking the Presidential oath seriously, i.e. “…preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”[