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Ulysses Grant And The North’s Victory In The Civil War Must Remain On The $50 Bill

Some folks want to replace Ulysses S. Grant on the $50 bill with Ronald Reagan.

This is wrong.

(Above—$50 bill from 1929.)

General Grant fought for the freedom of the American people. On the other hand, Ronald Reagan worked for evil states rights positions of racial and social injustice.

Why else but to do wrong would have Mr. Reagan have kicked off his 1980 campaign in Philadelphia, Mississippi?

Philadelphia is where the three Civil Right workers–-Schwerner, Chaney, and Goodman-–were killed in 1964.

Mr. Reagan began his campaign in Philadelphia to signal to white Republican Southerners and other racists that the era of Civil Rights was over as far as the White House and the Presidency were concerned.

Mr. Reagan won a temporary victory for injustice with his election in 1980.

Yet good people know that justice is eternal and that wrongdoing cannot prosper forever.

Just 20 years after Mr. Reagan left office, our nation elected a black man named Barack Hussein Obama as our President.

The sacrifices and the outcome Civil War settled the fact that the federal government had dominion over the states, and that the rights of all Americans are the chief concern of our federal government.

Beliefs outside this hard-won conclusion are un-American.

(Below—Civil war dead at Gettysburg as photographed by Matthew Brady.)

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April 6, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Great Post. Thank you!

    Comment by GreenApples | April 6, 2010

  2. Thank you.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | April 7, 2010

  3. People too easily get awash in sentimentality regarding Reagan and forget the hard truths. Thanks for telling it like it is.

    Comment by Newton | April 8, 2010


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