-By Warner Todd Huston
There is a new campaign afoot that is tickling the interests of the mainstream media. It is an effort to kick President Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace him with a woman. Sadly at least three of the candidates do not belong on the list. One is a famous hater of men, another can only be termed a mass murderer, and the third was an important supporter of the genocide of African Americans. How is it these three women deserve to be celebrated on the $20 bill is anyone’s guess.
The campaign called Women On The 20, is, the group says on its website, is an effort to “compel historic change by convincing President Obama that NOW is the time to put a woman’s face on our paper currency.”
The group hopes to have the change on the money made by the year 2020, which happens to be the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the one that gave women the right to vote.
One of the ways that proponents of the new face on the 20 hopes to achieve their goal is to have Americans sign a petition that would “force” Obama to take notice and make a decision on the proposal.
The group has also proffered a list of 15 candidates from which website visitors may chose their top three. The list of candidates, though is in many cases little else but a cavalcade of leftists some of whom celebrated things that should disqualify them as the sort of Americans whom people should respect.
Here is the full list:
- Alice Paul (1885-1977): Woman’s suffragette
- Betty Friedan (1921-2006): Radical feminist
- Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005): Politician
- Sojourner Truth (1797-1883): Former slave and abolitionist
- Rachel Carson (1907-1964): Environmentalist
- Rosa Parks (1913-2005): Civil rights activist
- Barbara Jordan (1936-1996): Politician
- Margaret Sanger (1879-1966): Eugenecist
- Patsy Mink (1927-2002): Politician
- Clara Barton (1821-1912): Founder of the American Cross
- Harriet Tubman (1822-1913): Former slave and abolitionist
- Frances Perkins (1880-1965): FDR’s Labor Secretary
- Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906): Abolitionist and women’s sufferage leader
- Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962): First Lady and human rights activist
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815)-1902): Women’s rights leader
Now, most of these candidates are personages worthy of being included in a list of candidates for famous American women. But three of the candidates are not famous, but are infamous and do not belong on this list of worthies.
Namely, Betty Friedan, Margaret Sanger, and Rachel Carson.
Rachel Carson is famed as the author of the thinly researched and now thoroughly debunked envirowacko book Silent Spring. Carson’s faux “work” led to the banning of the insecticide DDT. Carson claimed it was a carcinogen and an environmentally disastrous. The the facts are that DDT helped kill mosquitos and save the lives of billions who otherwise would have died from malaria. Since its banning tens of millions have kept dying, most of them in underdeveloped nations. Rachel Carson is guilty of mass murder for her lies.
Next up is the unworthy Margaret Sanger. She is famed for coining the term “birth control” and is an icon for lovers of infanticide everywhere. But one of the dirty little secrets that the pro-abortion lobby refuses to accept is the fact that she worked in her chose field of eugenics in order to cleanse America of the black race. Sanger was little else but an advocate of the genocide of blacks in America. Sanger wanted to use abortion and sterilization to cull from the population a list of “undesirables” that mirrors the list the Nazis used to purify Germany. She wanted, for instance, to eliminate the mentally retarded and blacks from the gene pool of the country.Sanger was a disgusting, murder-supporting eugenicist that should be reviled.
Lastly is Betty Friedan, one of the founders of the women’s rights movement, wrote the famed book The Feminine Mystique in 1963, a book that sparked a massive movement for women’s rights. But ultimately Friedan proved to be merely a man hater, some charge a racist, but most certainly a major liar.
Some of the politicians on the list are problematic, of course, but Friedan, Carson, and Sanger belong only on a list of those who should be excoriated, not celebrated.