26 April 2016

Uncommon Commentary #502: “Old Hickory” Must Have Referred to His Head

I have a mixed reaction to the Obama administration’s plan to replace President Andrew Jackson’s portrait on the $20 bill with that of abolitionist Harriet Tubman, which decision presumably evolved from the intention, announced this past year, of replacing the portrait (of Alexander Hamilton) on the $10 bill with that of “a woman”.  The regime is clearly pandering to women (and probably also to Blacks), which I find objectionable; if, however, one must abolish somebody’s effigy from our currency, then Jackson, who was a corrupt, violent bigot, is a good choice!