It’s not often I can say I’m pleased with news coming from the Obama administration and especially from Jacob Lew of the Treasury Department. But yesterday was truly a reason to celebrate. There had been much speculation about the Obama administration’s desire to change the faces on the $10 and $20 bills. As you probably know by now, Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary War hero, coauthor of our Constitution, and first secretary of the treasury, gets to stay.
But it was the news that Harriett Tubman was selected to be on the $20 bill that made me so very proud. Tubman truly embodies the power of one to break the nefarious hold of tyranny on the lives of blacks.
I’m stoked about this because Harriett Tubman was a black Republican and she gets to replace the recognized founder of the Democrat Party, Andrew Jackson. And when you consider the heroism, courage, and conviction of Ms. Tubman, who better to be on the front of the $20 bill?
Harriett Tubman is known for her exploits with the “Underground Railroad.” It was her direct efforts that resulted in the freedom of countless blacks, freeing them from slavery. Ms. Tubman played an instrumental part in undermining and challenging the Democrat Party and their support of the institution of slavery. She was an instrumental part of a movement fully embraced by the Republican Party: the abolition of slavery, the physical chains of bondage preventing individual freedom.
Her placement on the currency is not just about being the first black and first woman in 100 years. Ms. Tubman symbolizes the fight that continues, still against the Democrat Party, the party of the fella she replaced on the bill. Today, it’s not slavery, but socialism that enslaves the individual economic freedom of black Americans. The new American Socialist Party, once known as the Democrat Party, has created the metaphysical chains of dependency to do even worse than what was done in the era of slavery.They’ve destroyed the indomitable individual spirit in the black community which now sits waiting for the crumbs of government subsistence — instead of reaching for the golden ring of the American dream. It was a Democrat president, Lyndon Johnson, who with his Great Society idea of government giving a check to women who have children out of wedlock, as long as they do not have a man, i.e dad, in the home that has exacerbated the epidemic rise of single parent households in the black community. Ms. Tubman represents the new age of black abolitionists and black conservatives, who’ve escaped via the modern “Underground Railroad” from the liberal progressive economic plantation of the welfare nanny-state.
And just as there was a bounty of some $40,000 on her head then, black conservatives have a defined bounty placed upon them now. They’re the ones leading their black brothers and sisters to a newfound freedom. A freedom rooted in better education opportunities. A liberty established in the restoration of the black family. An independence that comes with economic empowerment via small business entrepreneurship and true earned home ownership. Those are the means by which the black community, and all Americans, can get on board the train traveling the railroad to individual economic sovereignty and true freedom.
Tubmam embodies the power of one to break the nefarious hold of tyranny on the lives of blacks. She is a role model for all, just the type of role model that America needs right now. “All Aboard” folks, this isn’t Soul Train or the Groove Line (that 1978 song by Heatwave).
This is the Liberty Line where you can truly leave your worries behind and get on the train that travels the tracks to the American dream, economic freedom and independence.
Congratulations Harriett, as a black Republican you set the standard, one that we shall strive to honor!