The portrait of Harriet Tubman, a black slave women, will soon be front and center on the new $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson. As a conservative, pro-life, pro-gun woman, I wholeheartedly support the change.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s radical redesign of Americans’ money is almost certainly politically motivated to help Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, playing on the “Year of the Woman” angle. Quipped Lew: “I’m very excited by it and I think it’s much bigger than just honoring one woman . . . . This is about saying that our money is going to tell a much bigger part of our story.”
Let’s tell that true story again for the next generation. A history lesson is in order.
Harriet Tubman was an African-American slave turned abolitionist during the American Civil War. She worked for the Union Army as a cook and nurse, and later as an armed scout and spy. A devout Christian, Tubman was the first woman to lead an armed Union raiding party to free over 700 slaves. Southern slave owners (essentially the Democrat Party of the day) hated and feared Tubman so much they posted rewards for her capture.
Thus, it is most fitting that Tubman, a former slave, gun-wielding black woman, replace the slave-owning President Andrew Jackson whose supporters founded the Democrat Party. History is indeed an awesome thing to learn.
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