15 March 2015

Should Abraham Lincoln Be Removed From the $5 Bill?

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No, of course not. But if the case can be made to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20, the case can be made to erase ol' Honest Abe.
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.


Jubilo said...

Dear Old Dom.,
Quite amusing concerning Lincoln !!!!

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Yeah, a real riot. The point is, if we're going to hold 18th and 19th century Americans to current political and moral standards then none of them will pass muster - including Lincoln.

E.J. DAgrosa said...

It's not enough they want to force the Redskins to change their name, now they want to change the currency.

If these "activists" hate the U.S. so much, one must ask the question; why are they still living here?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

And brought to you by moral crusaders masquerading as historians.