Currently, Alexander Hamilton’s face appears on the ten dollar bill. However, there is a movement to replace his face, well, not exactly replace him, but to “scootch him over” and have him share the bill with a woman. The reason behind this movement leaves me baffled. So that women can identify with a woman of greatness? I thought the Helen Reddy song, I am Woman Hear Me Roar, did that for us!!
All joking aside, who will share the ten dollar bill with Hamilton? Some names being thrown out there are just plain ridiculous, such as Oprah. I hate to tell the “O’ fans, that one of the criteria to be considered to fit the bill (no pun intended) is that one has to be dead. Although Oprah’s TV ratings may be dead, she is still, in fact, very much alive. Besides being a Daytime Talk Host, what meaningful thing has she contributed to our Country, anyway?
Here are the top 10 reasons why we should keep Alexandar Hamilton (alone) on the $10 bill
- He came to America as an orphan and became the chief staff aide to General George Washington and fought for America.
- He was one of the Founding Father’s of the United States of America.
- He was the most influential interpreters and promoters of our Constitution.
- He was the founder of our nation’s financial system.
- He was the founder of the Federalist Party, the world’s first voter-based political party.
- He was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury appointed by Washington.
- He established the U.S. Mint.
- He lobbied for the Congress of the Army. Hamilton drafted a call to revise the Articles of Confederation. This resolution contained many features of the future U.S. Constitution, including a strong federal government with the ability to collect taxes and raise an army. It also included the separation of powers into the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches.
- He served as assemblyman from New York County in the New York State Legislature.
- He was anti-slavery. Alexander Hamilton came to America as an orphan and became a (founding) Father to a Great Nation. Over 200 years ago, He played a pivotal role in helping to establish the guidelines of our government, one which that continue to govern us to this day and whose ideas still exemplify what it means to be a real American.
As one of the founders of our country, the founder of our financial system, the man who established the U.S. Mint (where money is printed) and the first Secretary of the Treasury – don’t you think he has earned the right to have his face grace the $10 bill all by himself?
Putting anyone alongside Hamilton will diminish all that he accomplished and isn’t that the real goal here?
“Minimizing” Hamilton is part of the over-all scheme to destroy our heritage and our identity. For the past couple of years, there has been a deliberate, vicious attack on our Constitution and the history of America by those in power who want to “fundamentally” change America.
It appears to me that we are just trying to cheapen Hamilton’s status as a key player in the creation of our great nation.
I bet you $10 bucks that changing the face on the $10 bill will do absolutely nothing worthwhile for America.