[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For months, politically correct crusaders have advocated for a new face for the $20 bill to replace that of 7th president, Andrew Jackson. Ol’ Hickory has fallen from grace with many Americans and the hero of New Orleans, a man who believed in America to his deepest core has had his legacy in recent decades revised.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]But alas, General Jackson will remain on the bill while our nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, is due to be replaced.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced that a woman will be on the revised $10 bill which is due out in 2020. Lew has claimed that they will announce later this summer who will be on the bill, but has asked for public input about who should be on the bill and what symbols of democracy should adorn it as well.
Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a sponsor of legislation to put a woman on the $20, offered bittersweet praise for the decision, saying,
“While it may not be the twenty dollar bill, make no mistake, this is a historic announcement. Young girls across this country will soon be able to see an inspiring woman on the ten dollar bill.”
However, it seems that to the left, the sex of the person on the bill is more important than any achievements or lasting legacy.
The left has crusaded for a woman to adorn the $20 bill. While there are many women worthy of such an honor, the manner in which liberals have advocated betrays their true intentions: “We need a woman- any woman- to be represented!”
Had the crusaders been more specific in their proposal, perhaps it would be more valid. There is more moral legitimacy in saying, “We propose _____ because of ____” than there is in saying, “We propose a woman. It doesn’t matter who, just pick one from these ten historical women and let’s get it done!”
I eagerly await a day when identities matter far less and achievements and merit are the sole factors in who gets immortalized.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]