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Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Funny-money or conservative-cash...

Thanks to smithantics I found this article about putting Reagan on the 10 dollar bill. For me here’s (pardon the pun)the money quote:
One person opposed to removing Hamilton from the $10 bill is Ron Chernow, author of an acclaimed biography of the revolutionary war hero and founding father.

He told USA Today that he believed even Reagan would have objected to the snub of Hamilton.

"Hamilton was the prophet of the capitalist system that Ronald Reagan so admired," he was quoted as saying.

Hamilton was also killed in a duel by his rival Aaron Burr who Hamilton had barraged with negative political attacks. Burr demanded an apology and Hamilton refused, hence the challenge.

I think there are lessons to be learned here…