Friday, April 17, 2009


So Andrew Jackson is on the new dollar coins. I know it's a president-by-president progression, but I'm still incensed.

Part A:
What was wrong with Sacagawea, anyway? Why can't we have a woman on a single piece of U.S. currency?

Part B:
Andrew Jackson was a tyrant whose presidency was an embarrassment to the ideals this country is supposed to stand for. His actions against the Native Americans (with particular reference to his defiance of the Supreme Court and the Trail of Tears) were simply unconscionable and there is just no excuse for our condoning his actions by honoring him in this way. I object, that's not strong enough: I am nauseated by being made to see this blackguard's face a hundred times every day.

That is all.

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