Thursday, April 21, 2016

The New $20 Bill

Okay, so I'm not really interested in getting on a soap box to deliver a fiery speech as to why Andrew Jackson should be on the 20 dollar bill and NOT Harriet Tubman, but I did find it very interesting what Jack Lew, one of Obama's closet Marxists, said about WHO he heard from regarding this tidal wave of support for Harriet Tubman.

Look at this from Business Insider:

"The decision to put Harriet Tubman on the new $20 was driven by thousands of responses we received from Americans young and old," wrote Lew.

He continued:

I have been particularly struck by the many comments and reactions from children for whom Harriet Tubman is not just a historical figure, but a role model for leadership and participation in our democracy. You shared your thoughts about her life and her works and how they changed our nation and represented our most cherished values.

Okay, so let me make sure I have this straight - little school children from all over America know ALL there is to know about Harriet Tubman who lived in the mid 1800's?  Are these the same school kids who can't recite a single word from the Constitution?  The same kids who don't know who the Vice President of this country is?  The same kids who think we are governed by a Democracy?  Isn't that amazing?  Who would have thought that school children from ALL FOUR CORNERS of this country know Harriet Tubman like the back of their hand but think George Washington was a peanut farmer who invented peanut butter.


1 comment:

Always On Watch said...

Back in the early 1990s, a friend of mine, who had been a strong advocated of public education (as opposed to private education) withdrew both of her young daughters from the public school system precisely because they knew all about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad but nothing about either George Washington or Benjamin Franklin and our Constitution and Declaration of Independence.

If I recall correctly, the girls were in 2nd and 4th grades at the time -- and enrolled in the Fairfax County Public School system (supposedly one of the best education systems in the United States and certainly not a ghetto region).

Now we are some 20 years later. Just think how many ignorant children there are in the best of public school systems when it comes to learning about our nation's heritage!