If you haven’t already heard, the Secretary of the Treasury announced that Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury, will be replaced on the $10 bill by a woman. Social media sites are up in arms about this. How can the man most closely related to our monetary and financial system be replaced without any public input? I too have been posting on facebook and twitter about this ridiculous action. Here’s a sample of what I’ve had to say on this topic:
- I predict there will be such a backlash against this that they’ll change their mind.
- There are only two women who can replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 and I won’t complain: Elizabeth Hamilton or Audrey Hepburn.
- I’m not in favor of kicking Jackson off the $20 just to replace him with a woman. Replace him with the best person, regardless of gender.
- I vote to keep Alexander Hamilton on the ten and remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 and replace him with Albert Gallatin. Who is with me?
- If they remove Alexander Hamiltonfrom the $10, will they also remove the Treasury Building from the back? Doesn’t make much sense to have Harriet Tubman on the front and the Treasury on the back.
- With the desire to have a woman on a Treasury note, what about the other minority groups? Don’t they also deserve representation? Therefore, I propose the new bills be adopted:
$4 African American
$6 Native American
$7 Asian American
$8 Hispanic American
$9 LGBT activist
$11 Jewish American
$12 Catholic American
$13 Muslim American
$14 Buddhist American
$15 Hindu American
$16 Confucianist American
$17 Shinto American
$18 Atheist American
$19 Agnostic American
$21 Add your own photo (they do it for stamps)
- Is the purpose of removing Alexander Hamilton from our money part of the long-running plot to minimize the contributions of the Founding Fathers? Discuss.