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No doubt this campaign season has been one of surprises, with unexpected drama and with many highs and lows, however of all the candidates within the marathon of debates only one projected a salient dignity, and a thoughtful demeanor, and that candidate was Doctor Ben Carson.

And so when the good doctor was asked about the ongoing currency issue and in particular replacing former President Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill on Wednesday, Carson said Jackson was a “tremendous president.”

He continued saying: "I love Harriet Tubman. I love what she did. But we can find another way to honor her, maybe a $2 bill?"

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced the move Wednesday, which included keeping Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill and adding the images of civil rights leaders to the $5 bill. Critics of Jackson have called for his image to be removed from U.S. currency because of his treatment of Native Americans.

Harriet Tubman is certainly an excellent pick and became famous as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent 1850s. Born a slave on Maryland’s eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings.

Andrew Jackson was best known as the "people's president," and for his support of individual liberty, and should certainly remain on the $20 bill.

However if we truly want to honor the diversity and history of America, then why not honor
a Native American, which seems only fitting.

Source: The Hill

 

 

 

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