• Ignatz

    “I always tole God, ‘I’m gwine to hole stiddy on you, an’ you’ve got to see me through.”

    What’s with the Gullah dialect?

  • G Key

    You’re talking about her face? Wow. Never mind that she not only escaped slavery, she went back into the Confederacy over and over again, risking her life each time to lead her family and hundreds more slaves to freedom. And she served as a spy for the U.S.!

    Harriet Tubman was the most courageous, most daring, most freedom-loving, most passionately compassionate hero I’ve ever heard of. I can’t even imagine that degree of bravery and selflessness.

    Ms. Tubman on the $20 bill will serve as an unparalleled beacon of light to us all — reminding us of what goodness, rightness, morality, and patriotism are all about.

    And you feel it necessary to insult her physical appearance? And then to dismiss her worthiness to receive this most-deserved honor? Wow. Your words speak volumes.

  • Mack

    Unlike the wealthy princesses shrieking at each other on the Orwellian telescreen, Harriet Tubman is a true heroine whom all can admire – and I say this as the great-grandson of a Confederate soldier.

  • Bruce

    A gun-carrying Republican and Evangelical Christian. Great choice!

  • Suzanne Bonilla

    Sad that you have to equate a not so pretty face with her being on the $20 bill! You spend it not marry it.

  • RocksCryOut

    I can’t believe he means it.

  • RocksCryOut

    PLEASE tell me John Keller is just a troll sitting in his parent’s basement in his underwear…

  • RocksCryOut

    I am embarrassed for you.

  • RocksCryOut

    “Unabashed Christian”? Her nomination to the $20 bill will get torpedoed for sure if THAT gets around.

  • RocksCryOut

    And I am embarrassed by you.

  • SKornegay

    From history we know:

    – She was a Republican
    – She was an Evangelical Christian
    – She was an original conceal and carry member
    – She believed in personal freedom
    – Placing her on the $20 bill displaces a Democrat

    I’m good with that…

  • c.g.

    Always politics have to enter each discussion. But since you did choose to get political over this announcement, thedonald (who may be the next GOP candidate running for office) states that this person was chosen to be “politically correct”….apparently he does not agree with any of your points.

  • c.g.

    Betcha the whole lot of people on currency were Christians…..no outcry to kick the Christians off the bills.

  • c.g.

    And I bet you are a “looker”.

  • SKornegay

    Each of those (minus the last comment which was just too good to leave out) speaks to her character. I genuinely believe she was a great person who is a wonderful role model.

    I don’t really care what Donald thinks about it. I don’t see it as a PC move at all.

  • c.g.

    But if your comment “that was too good to leave out” was important enough for you to mention it, then apparently you have a positive view of the GOP…..just wanted to let you know what your front runner is saying about this decision….in case you missed it.

  • SKornegay

    I’m actually independent, but her party is a historical fact and it rubs Dems the wrong way.

  • G Key

    As were, of course, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Hamilton, Ulysses Grant, and Benjamin Franklin.

  • Her Leftness

    I’m thrilled with this choice, both Tubman on the front and Jackson shrunk to a small spot on the back.

    I can do no better than echo all the wonderful things G Key said about the Great American Hero — Ms. Harriet Tubman!

    Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!

  • RocksCryOut

    Not my point. Currently in the U.S. there is a general denigration of Christians and conservatives, and an atmosphere of disrepute projected upon them. Given this I simply find it ironic that an outspoken Christian would be considered for such an honor. I’m sorry you didn’t see the humor in it.

  • G Key

    Don’t forget that yesterday’s Republicans are today’s Democrats.
    This dramatic and historic change took place during the Kennedy-Johnson era, though the groundwork was laid by FDR and Truman.

    As for “rub[bing] Dems the wrong way”, I consider the political Exodus of civil rights-oriented Republicans to be a moral victory for the Democrats.

  • Ed The Oregonite

    Maybe they will put Tubman’s quote on the new 20:

    “Quakers almost as good as colored. They call themselves friends and you can trust them every time”

  • c.g.

    Sorry, I don’t see “disrepute projected upon Christians/conservatives” Unless, they choose to push their beliefs on those who may not agree with them. There are a lot of Christians (and conservatives) who are very religious, live their faith, but do not push their beliefs on others. I know many of them.

    But, it is disturbing when public officials push their form of religion and beliefs on those who do not share their views….even enacting laws that are religion driven, when clearly their is a separation of church and state. I work hard and pay my taxes….I don’t want a public official using the excuse of “religion” to choose not to do their job.

    I worked for a religious organization (Baptist) for a number of years and there were some very religious people who worked there and lived their faith. But they did not push their views on others and worked closely with people from all walks of life who did not share the same religious and moral views. In contrast, I worked in another private organization that I (along with other employees) were inundated with religious preaching, bible thumping, and of course attempts of conversion. Even polite “not interested” comments were ignored, until finally I had to become very angry with this “religious” person who was pushing his beliefs on me. Most people do not appreciate being preached to and getting “preached at”. Great if a person is religious…..some see great value in it….but if you “choose” to push it on others, than expect a great deal of “push back”…..which is happening in this country when laws are being based on religion or views of morality that all of us do not agree with. If people would mind their own business and “live and let live”, we would have fewer conflicts in this world. And if religious folk or conservatives continue to try to push their views on people who are clearly not interested and choose to enact nonsense laws that are religion driven, expect that they will be made to look like the fools they are.

  • Antonio Chiappetta

    Your delusional

  • hotbabyboomer

    What I find curious is why I have never heard of Ms Tubman. I can’t think of any reporting on Black history that ever mentioned Ms Tubman. I asked my kids and G-kids about her. Same story. Black Americans dropped the ball. Now government is picking it up.

  • earl hickey

    If you never heard of her, it means you weren’t paying attention. There have been many stories about her over the years.

  • earl hickey

    Who said the following : “It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purpose”

  • RCPreader

    I don’t know how anyone can, in good faith, see it as anything but a PC move. The decision was made, first, that “a woman” would be on the bill, long before a decision was made on who it would be. If you’re picking someone explicitly on the basis of their sex, it’s PC by definition.

  • Ed The Oregonite

    Presdent Jackson?

  • Ed The Oregonite

    Please excuse the ‘boomer’…their schools focused on different matters in the 1950s and 60s.

  • Peter

    You have the parties reversed.

  • Peter

    I agree with some of your thoughts. I would like to bring to everyone’s attention that “separation of church and state is not in the constitution or laws. It is ironic, that people who use that phrase, think that they are promoting such separation. However, “separation of church and state” is a Baptist doctrine. So by demanding the separation, they are uniting church doctrine with government laws. The very opposite they claim to want.

  • Shawnie5

    “But, it is disturbing when public officials push their form of religion and beliefs on those who do not share their views….even enacting laws that are religion driven”

    Pretty much what William Wilberforce’s peers said about him. The abolition of slavery was entirely religion driven.