Tubman was an abolitionist who was credited for running the Underground Railroad during the civil war. But Tubman wasn’t chosen for historical work, she was chosen because she’s a woman and she is black.
Her underground railroad provided a vehicle of freedom for thousands of slaves during the Civil War era. A brave and noble woman to be sure, but worthy to be considered as a replacement for President Andrew Jackson on the new $20?
However worthy, this action by the Treasury Dept., at the behest of the Obama Administration, is just another example of a government out of control, doing whatever they damn well please, through sleight of hand, without consideration for the will of the citizenry.
Obama was determined to put the face of a black woman on U.S. currency, no matter what.
Originally it was proposed Alexander Hamilton’s image on the $10 bill be replaced with a woman’s. There was a pool of some 15 potential candidates, and a ballot was made available online so citizens could vote on the selection.
Then the field was quickly narrowed to 4.
The allocated time for people to vote online ran from March 1, 2015 to May 10th. Did you know about the vote? Very few did. It was made public, but made public to would more than likely vote for the pre-determined outcome.
It was announced some 600k people voted, yet I doubt there is any proof as to the actual outcome of the votes cast. No, likely it was already decided who the winner would be, and it was determined by 2 people. Treasury secretary Jack Lew, an Obama appointee, and Obama himself.
When the treasury was asked by the New York Times how the determination was made, the Treasury said that Lew was looking for a woman “who was a champion for our inclusive democracy.”
Whose inclusive democracy was he referring to?
Lew and Obama made the choice. Period.
Not only was the choice made, but the Administration decided to pull the ole’ switcheroo. And get a two-fer.
Lew & Obama decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 and not the $10. That was the switcheroo. The two-fer is they never planned to leave the $10 bill as is, they are going to replace the image on the back of the bill with another woman. The candidates are Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul and Lucretia Mott.
And there is more, they are going to change the back of the $5 as well. The candidates for this change are Marian Anderson, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Jr.
BY the way, Marian Anderson’s claim to fame- she’s a black opera singer. An opera singer? Are you kidding me?
This whole process was nothing short of the Liberal, Racist, backdoor Progressive pandering we have come to expect from the Obama Administration. And I’m mad about it, and you should be too.