Friday, June 19, 2015

Ayn Rand for the $10 Bill

You can sign the petition here

12 comments:

Don T Tread said...

A hotter, younger picture would be better. Just sayin'.

Anonymous said...

And after putting Komplex on the $1 Bill, I want Locutus for the $5 Bill, Megatron for the $10 Bill, Galvatron for the $20 Bill, Ghengis Khan for the $50 Bill and Lucifer for the $100 Bill.

You probably understand by now that I'm no fan of Ayn Rand.

Anonymous said...

blasphemy, she should be on a $10 gold piece

Eric Mueller said...

I almost never sign petitions, and I hardly care who they put on the Federal Reserve funny money. But this I can get behind. If we're forced to have a woman on the Fed's money, it might as well be one who actually did something, not some SJW "courageous" non-producer.

liberranter said...

Ditto anonymous's comment. Ayn Rand's picture on FED scrip notes? Uh uh.

My nominations for images on FED scrip notes:

$1 - Charmin logo
$5 - Quilted Northern logo
$10 - ScottTissue logo
$20 - Janet Yellin
$50 - Allan Greenspan
$100 - Ben Bernanke (so we can still call them "Benjamins")

Aren't these far more fitting images for the worthless counterfeit notes that are the FED"s forte?

Kristophr said...

Anon: Agreed. A federal reserve note is a broken and fraudulent promise.

munch said...


I suggest this portrait http://images.nymag.com/arts/books/features/aynrand091026_250.jpg

Anonymous said...

Ayn Rand would disapprove, unless she appears on a gold coin, with a huge dollar sign on tails.

Piroko said...

Dorothea Dix is a better choice. Basically the most powerful woman in American civil service in the 19th century.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothea_Dix

heresolong said...

Let's stipulate that fiat currency is a bad thing. Let's stipulate that it doesn't matter whose picture is on the money. That being said...

why are we getting rid of Hamilton? A quick bio from National Review:

"Hamilton was a poor kid from the West Indies who immigrated to New York, joined the patriot army at age 17 or 18 and organized an artillery company, became an aide to General George Washington, authored more than half of the Federalist Papers, and served as first Treasury Secretary of the United States where he structured the finances of our infant republic so that we didn’t drown in debt. He was also a fierce opponent of slavery."

How about getting rid of Andrew Jackson, who supported slavery and pushed for and signed the Indian Removal Act which led to the forced relocation of the Cherokee and Choctaw tribes (Trail of Tears, anyone)? Jackson would be a much better candidate for removal.

Al From Bay Shore said...

Hamilton was a tyrant. For this reason, I am ambivalent about removing him from the 20 dollar bill. I want his image to remain as a reminder of the source of the statist nature of our current form of governance. While I cheer replacing his image with that of Ayn Rand's as a big "FUCK YOU" to the nationalists (federalists), who effectively granted the American state with tyrannical powers, his removal is also the removal of the reminder of the seed that produced the dysfunctions that currently characterize the federal government.

Hamilton sought government interference in the economy on behalf on manufacturing interests in the North - he was the founding "crony capitalist". Hamilton was an admirer of the British system of governance and in the debates over the Constitution, advocated the creation of an executive with an extent of power that was nearly identical to that of a monarchy. Hamilton articulated a belief that the States should be subordinated to national government. It was Hamilton who promoted the idea that binding the populace in a national debt was good for central authority. And then there is Hamilton's penchant for creating a central bank. Hamiltonian governance is the authoritarianism of central government. All that I've said are supported by both his words and actions.

Keep Hamilton on the 20 dollar bill as a reminder of where the seeds of modern American statism originated. Hamilton is the ancestor of the big government progressivism that characterized both Roosevelts, Woodrow Wilson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Barack Obama, as well as the economic intrusions promoted by the Republican Party. Having Ayn Rand replace this "Founding Statist" is a SWEET move but it will come at the expense of loosing this valuable reminder of how we got into this mess. Hamilton must remain otherwise we will forget this important history and repeat it once again.

Chris Munier said...

Why stain the reputation of a good woman? I already made the perfect ten spot featuring a charming lady (albeit a bit old) who not only graces this money perfectly, but also transforms you, upon sight, into something more valuable than fiat money.

Here is a link to the photo . . .


https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/10438315_10102619378202103_1767055438360957644_n.jpg?oh=563388c04e74163cdd9cad62d558ff1b&oe=56272938