Harriet Tubman To Be The New Face Of The $20 Bill

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20 Apr 2016, 7:33 pm

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/21/arts/design/tubmans-in-jacksons-out-whats-it-mean.html?_r=0


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20 Apr 2016, 8:36 pm

I didn't know until today that her birth name was Arminta Ross.


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20 Apr 2016, 9:04 pm

Ben Carson has already responded saying that she should be put on the $2 bill instead of bumping a president.


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20 Apr 2016, 9:08 pm

Cool she had a secret identity.

Today it would be called a screen name.

A hero with out a cape. Or perhaps she did wear one. (To keep her warm probably not a fashion accessory.


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20 Apr 2016, 11:57 pm

Founder of the Democratic Party, out.

Gun-toting Republican, in.

All righty then …


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21 Apr 2016, 2:02 am

Might as well make the 100 dollar bill have Obama on it. This is erasure of history right here and they plan to repeat with the 10 and 5 dollar bills as well!! ! Better start stockpiling the Andrews!! ! Democrat Republican I have no preference it equals nothing compared to our first governor who destroyed the national debt and warded off the British.



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21 Apr 2016, 2:28 am

It would seem that there a still quite a few Americans who a more or less indifferent to the US history of slavery and Indian removal.



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21 Apr 2016, 5:24 am

AntDog wrote:
Might as well make the 100 dollar bill have Obama on it. This is erasure of history right here and they plan to repeat with the 10 and 5 dollar bills as well!! ! Better start stockpiling the Andrews!! ! Democrat Republican I have no preference it equals nothing compared to our first governor who destroyed the national debt and warded off the British.


It's not erasing American history. It's a matter of the American people developing empathy for people like Native Americans and African Americans, and what they had gone through. Just because we're taking a genocidal psycho off the twenty hardly means we're forgetting him and what he did. Rather, it's a matter of how American public opinion has evolved over the years to become more inclusive, and much less tolerable for actions that hardly reflect what America stands for. I think Harriet Tubman is an excellent choice.


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21 Apr 2016, 5:27 am

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Founder of the Democratic Party, out.

Gun-toting Republican, in.

All righty then …


I don't recall Harriet ever toting a gun. In fact, she was the one in danger of getting shot for helping escaping slaves.


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21 Apr 2016, 10:09 am

Kraichgauer wrote:
luan78zao wrote:
Founder of the Democratic Party, out.

Gun-toting Republican, in.

All righty then …


I don't recall Harriet ever toting a gun. In fact, she was the one in danger of getting shot for helping escaping slaves.


This.

I don't doubt that Tubman would have voted for the party that was created to abolish slavery (the GOP).

But I cant find any reference on the Net to her using firearms in any context (related to her politics, or not).



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21 Apr 2016, 10:21 am

Kraichgauer wrote:
I don't recall Harriet ever toting a gun.


You don't recall? Spent a lot of time with her, did you?

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Tubman is often depicted with a rifle in hand during her Underground Railroad trips. A biographer has documented that she actually carried a pistol on those occasions, and a rifle later during the Civil War. 

A pistol believed to be Tubman's is on display in a Florida museum.
 
http://www.harriettubmanbiography.com/h ... facts.html


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21 Apr 2016, 10:23 am

So she WAS "a gun toting Republican".

Lol!



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21 Apr 2016, 1:32 pm

luan78zao wrote:
Kraichgauer wrote:
I don't recall Harriet ever toting a gun.


You don't recall? Spent a lot of time with her, did you?

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Tubman is often depicted with a rifle in hand during her Underground Railroad trips. A biographer has documented that she actually carried a pistol on those occasions, and a rifle later during the Civil War. 

A pistol believed to be Tubman's is on display in a Florida museum.
 
http://www.harriettubmanbiography.com/h ... facts.html


I will always concede any mistake I have made, and this was clearly a mistake on my part. And to be sure, she would have been a Republican in her lifetime, as the Republicans back then represented the radical left.


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21 Apr 2016, 1:35 pm

Kraichgauer wrote:
AntDog wrote:
Might as well make the 100 dollar bill have Obama on it. This is erasure of history right here and they plan to repeat with the 10 and 5 dollar bills as well!! ! Better start stockpiling the Andrews!! ! Democrat Republican I have no preference it equals nothing compared to our first governor who destroyed the national debt and warded off the British.


It's not erasing American history. It's a matter of the American people developing empathy for people like Native Americans and African Americans, and what they had gone through. Just because we're taking a genocidal psycho off the twenty hardly means we're forgetting him and what he did. Rather, it's a matter of how American public opinion has evolved over the years to become more inclusive, and much less tolerable for actions that hardly reflect what America stands for. I think Harriet Tubman is an excellent choice.

I don't want to be force to feel guilty for something I never did every time I look in my wallet!! !



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21 Apr 2016, 1:51 pm

AntDog wrote:
Kraichgauer wrote:
AntDog wrote:
Might as well make the 100 dollar bill have Obama on it. This is erasure of history right here and they plan to repeat with the 10 and 5 dollar bills as well!! ! Better start stockpiling the Andrews!! ! Democrat Republican I have no preference it equals nothing compared to our first governor who destroyed the national debt and warded off the British.


It's not erasing American history. It's a matter of the American people developing empathy for people like Native Americans and African Americans, and what they had gone through. Just because we're taking a genocidal psycho off the twenty hardly means we're forgetting him and what he did. Rather, it's a matter of how American public opinion has evolved over the years to become more inclusive, and much less tolerable for actions that hardly reflect what America stands for. I think Harriet Tubman is an excellent choice.

I don't want to be force to feel guilty for something I never did every time I look in my wallet!! !


How are you being forced to feel guilty about anything just because Tubbman's picture is replacing Jackson on the twenty?


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21 Apr 2016, 2:53 pm

Donald Trump is against it YAY!! !
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/04/ ... ium=social