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Question: Considering the trail of tears and his alleged war crimes should he be on the $20 bill?
Yes   -15 (40.5%)
No   -22 (59.5%)
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« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2012, 09:41:03 pm »
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I don't support having former Presidents on our currency. If I'm not mistaken, we are the only country that does such a thing. If it were up to me, we'd have famous American landmarks on bills. I think the idea from Reginald's link with the Hollywood sign. Something like that.
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« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2012, 09:48:59 pm »
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I personally like referring to dollar bills as "Andy Jacksons" & "Al Hamiltons" & so on & so forth.
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« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2012, 02:05:48 am »
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No, and it would be an appropriate touch of irony to replace his image with that of Sacagawea.
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« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2012, 12:15:30 am »
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Yes it's history and the social norms were different in his era. As humans it is important to improve on the progression of society but also important to recognize that our founders and forefathers lived in different times. Culture is a huge part of how one's political and ideological development evolves. He was extremely aggressive but served our country well.
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« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2012, 12:05:00 pm »
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Yes it's history and the social norms were different in his era. As humans it is important to improve on the progression of society but also important to recognize that our founders and forefathers lived in different times. Culture is a huge part of how one's political and ideological development evolves. He was extremely aggressive but served our country well.

People in his time and culture realized what he did to the Native Americans was wrong, and he basically gave them the finger.
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« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2012, 12:43:37 pm »
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Yes it's history and the social norms were different in his era. As humans it is important to improve on the progression of society but also important to recognize that our founders and forefathers lived in different times. Culture is a huge part of how one's political and ideological development evolves. He was extremely aggressive but served our country well.

People in his time and culture realized what he did to the Native Americans was wrong, and he basically gave them the finger.

Wah wah wah.
People of FDR's time and culture realized what he did to the Japanese Americans was wrong, and he basically gave them the finger.
Yet he's on the dime.

I seriously suggest that you find something else besides some randomass guys on currency to stress over.
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« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2012, 02:07:42 pm »
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Yes it's history and the social norms were different in his era. As humans it is important to improve on the progression of society but also important to recognize that our founders and forefathers lived in different times. Culture is a huge part of how one's political and ideological development evolves. He was extremely aggressive but served our country well.

People in his time and culture realized what he did to the Native Americans was wrong, and he basically gave them the finger.

Wah wah wah.
People of FDR's time and culture realized what he did to the Japanese Americans was wrong, and he basically gave them the finger.
Yet he's on the dime.

I seriously suggest that you find something else besides some randomass guys on currency to stress over.

Was the Trail of Tears about national security?
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« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2012, 02:37:34 pm »
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Yes it's history and the social norms were different in his era. As humans it is important to improve on the progression of society but also important to recognize that our founders and forefathers lived in different times. Culture is a huge part of how one's political and ideological development evolves. He was extremely aggressive but served our country well.

People in his time and culture realized what he did to the Native Americans was wrong, and he basically gave them the finger.

That's true but he did alot of other things that were beneficial to our nation. It's easy to dwell on the negative of history but history is just that; our past.
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« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2012, 03:27:14 pm »
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Yes it's history and the social norms were different in his era. As humans it is important to improve on the progression of society but also important to recognize that our founders and forefathers lived in different times. Culture is a huge part of how one's political and ideological development evolves. He was extremely aggressive but served our country well.

People in his time and culture realized what he did to the Native Americans was wrong, and he basically gave them the finger.

That's true but he did alot of other things that were beneficial to our nation. It's easy to dwell on the negative of history but history is just that; our past.

Yes, causing the Panic of 1837 was very beneficial to our nation.
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« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2012, 04:04:57 pm »
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if you try to edit genocidal maniacs out of US history you won't have much left.
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« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2012, 06:40:27 pm »
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Yes it's history and the social norms were different in his era. As humans it is important to improve on the progression of society but also important to recognize that our founders and forefathers lived in different times. Culture is a huge part of how one's political and ideological development evolves. He was extremely aggressive but served our country well.

Attila the Hun was a successfull man of his times too. Let's put him on the bill somewhere!
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« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2012, 10:24:48 pm »
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Yes it's history and the social norms were different in his era. As humans it is important to improve on the progression of society but also important to recognize that our founders and forefathers lived in different times. Culture is a huge part of how one's political and ideological development evolves. He was extremely aggressive but served our country well.

Attila the Hun was a successful man of his times too. Let's put him on the bill somewhere!

Since he was a Hun, the 20,000 forint seems appropriate.
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« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2012, 04:10:50 pm »
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George Washington owned slaves should he be on the $1 bill then?
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« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2012, 04:40:31 pm »
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George Washington owned slaves should he be on the $1 bill then?

what is your opinion on this matter?
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« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2012, 06:57:46 pm »
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George Washington owned slaves should he be on the $1 bill then?

what is your opinion on this matter?

Sounds like a "who the f*** cares?" kind of post.

This is like when atheists bitch about "In God We Trust" being on the dollar bill.  I frankly could care less what the money was in trust to, just as long as it gets me my damn Kellans.

But hey that's just me.

People who worry about what's on dollar bills need to see a psychiatrist.
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« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2012, 07:07:23 pm »
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George Washington owned slaves should he be on the $1 bill then?

what is your opinion on this matter?

Sounds like a "who the f*** cares?" kind of post.

This is like when atheists bitch about "In God We Trust" being on the dollar bill.  I frankly could care less what the money was in trust to, just as long as it gets me my damn Kellans.

But hey that's just me.

People who worry about what's on dollar bills need to see a psychiatrist.

QTF
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« Reply #41 on: March 05, 2012, 07:39:26 pm »
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Let's review:

George Washington ($1 guy): Owned slaves, Killed Indians.
Thomas Jefferson ($2 guy): Invented Manifest Destiny, Had slaves, Killed Indians.
Abraham Lincoln ($5 guy): Drafted doods, Martial Law, Killed Indians.
Alexander Hamilton ($10 guy): Was an elitist dick, was a bad shot, probably did kill (a few) Indians.
Andrew Jackson ($20 guy): Was a f***ing psycho, Killed Indians.
Ulysses Grant ($50 guy): Was cool with scorched earth war policies, corruption amok, Killed Indians.
Benjamin Franklin ($100 guy): Wore bitchin shades, was good with the ladies, invented everything and it's grandmother, not likely to have killed Indians.

If anything Benjamin Franklin needs to be taken off..............
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« Reply #42 on: March 06, 2012, 12:54:10 pm »
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George Washington owned slaves should he be on the $1 bill then?

what is your opinion on this matter?

Sounds like a "who the f*** cares?" kind of post.

This is like when atheists bitch about "In God We Trust" being on the dollar bill.  I frankly could care less what the money was in trust to, just as long as it gets me my damn Kellans.

But hey that's just me.

People who worry about what's on dollar bills need to see a psychiatrist.

That's just because psychiatrists are Masons and you Masons want people brainwashed with drugs to obey the New World Order that the Masonic symbols on the back of the dollar bill celebrate.
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« Reply #43 on: March 08, 2012, 04:15:07 pm »
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Alexander Hamilton ($10 guy): Was an elitist dick, was a bad shot, probably did kill (a few) Indians.


Also, he was a homosexual.

Let's not forget the coins:

1c Lincoln:  suspension of habeus corpus, killed injuns, etc.
5c Jefferson:  slaveowner, flute player, elitist
10c Roosevelt:  appeaser of Hitler, Keynesian, helped co-opt a brutal revolt in Spain
25c Washington:  slaveowner, injun killer, wearer of wooden teeth
50c Kennedy:  elitist, sexually aggressive to the point of a national distraction, warmonger
$1 Eisenhower:  his favorite colors were pink and green

We should replace them all with celebrities.  I'd go with:

1c:  Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll
5c:  Michael Jackson, the King of Pop
10c:  Howard Stern, the King of all media
25c:  Barry Bonds, the Home Run King
50c:  Kevin James, the King of Queens
$1:  Hank, King of the Hill

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« Reply #44 on: March 08, 2012, 04:22:55 pm »
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George Washington owned slaves should he be on the $1 bill then?

what is your opinion on this matter?

That times were different back then and society continues to change. While change is not always good, there's nothing wrong with saying "that's how things were then" as long as we work to better things.
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« Reply #45 on: March 09, 2012, 01:37:42 pm »
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« Reply #46 on: March 11, 2012, 10:20:04 am »
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We should replace them all with celebrities.  I'd go with:

1c:  Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll
5c:  Michael Jackson, the King of Pop
10c:  Howard Stern, the King of all media
25c:  Barry Bonds, the Home Run King
50c:  Kevin James, the King of Queens
$1:  Hank, King of the Hill

Elvis - died from drug abuse
Michael - suspected pedophile
Howard - POS misogynist
Barry - steroid user
Kevin - Archie Bunker as one of the original Kings of Queens would be a better choice
Hank - the best of your choices
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« Reply #47 on: March 11, 2012, 11:46:42 am »
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We should replace them all with celebrities.  I'd go with:

1c:  Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll
5c:  Michael Jackson, the King of Pop
10c:  Howard Stern, the King of all media
25c:  Barry Bonds, the Home Run King
50c:  Kevin James, the King of Queens
$1:  Hank, King of the Hill

Elvis - died from drug abuse
Michael - suspected pedophile
Howard - POS misogynist
Barry - steroid user
Kevin - Archie Bunker as one of the original Kings of Queens would be a better choice
Hank - the best of your choices

Howard Stern is not a misogynist.
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« Reply #48 on: March 11, 2012, 11:51:32 am »
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I think he would be insulted by the idea of placing him of all people on a federal reserve note.

Also I do not like the idea of placing people on currency.
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« Reply #49 on: March 12, 2012, 02:11:19 pm »
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I would not be displeased with Barry Bonds on money.
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