Is it time to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill? Liberal advocacy groups and and columnists are pushing hard to have Old Hickory’s image removed from American currency, primarily citing the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the Trail of Tears, and his “genocide” of Cherokee Indians. [Source.]
And if you're going to remove Ol' Hickory from the $20 for his involvement in the treatment of American Indians, we will have to remove the statue of Tecumseh Sherman in Washington D.C. for his involvement.
This is what happens when the shallow and immature notions of "activist historians" and the enemies of American Exceptionalism become mainstream. Their extreme, kooky PC notions regarding everything from America's Founding to Lee-Jackson Day lead us down a slippery slope. No great American hero or icon is safe. This is just more of what historian Gordon S. Wood describes as "condemning the past for not being more like the present."
It is all out open warfare on all of America's traditional symbols and icons brought to you, in large part, by academia and their accomplices in the media.