Time for Andy Jackson to go bye-bye

20-dollar-bill-transfer-transferframe198Andrew Jackson wasn’t a nice man. He owned slaves and practiced genocide against Native Americans. The only reason he’s on the twenty-dollar bill is because he was considered a war hero in his time (against the British and Indians) and that got him elected president. But this is the 21st century and that stuff is getting long in the tooth.

A New York woman thinks it’s time to put a heroic woman on the twenty. She and her friends came up with a list of 15 candidates. eleanor-roosevelt.nocrop.w529.h244.2xHer favorite is Harriet Tubman, whose principal claim to fame is her role in rescuing slaves via the Underground Railroad, although she also helped recruit guerrillas for John Brown and was a Union spy during the Civil War.

Doris Kearns Goodwin, a historian, likes Eleanor Roosevelt. I like Rosa Parks. Other nominees include Sojourner Truth, Clara Barton, and Rachel Carson. 1426008073489.cachedBut Republicans probably will hold out for Ayn Rand. George Soros could use those twenties for toilet paper.

Photos: Don’t try to spend these! I like the third one because she has a friendly smile. If you like adventure, you could try passing the bottom one in Texas and see what happens, but I’d probably spend it in Zimbabwe — the people there prefer anything to their own country’s money.



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