Should the Presidents be removed from the dollar?

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Should we remove the Presidents from the dollar?

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  1. Kevin_Kennedy
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    In the thread http://www.usmessageboard.com/congress/126800-keep-grant-on-the-50-bill.html there was a discussion going on about whether Ronald Reagan should replace Ulysses S. Grant on the $50 bill, and I suggested that we should simply remove the faces of all Presidents (and people in general) from the dollar.

    Would you support this?

    It seemed like quite a few people thought this was a good idea, which surprised me, so I was wondering how the rest of USMB felt on this.

    If you think the Presidents should be removed, what do you think they should be replaced with? I said remove all people from the currency, but Epsilon Delta suggested people like Mark Twain (who I wouldn't personally be opposed to) or Henry David Thoreau. I personally think that animals or some kind of scenery would be the best thing to have on our money.
     
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    No, I do not think we should remove the Presidents from our money.

    No, I do not think we should change Grant either, if we start changing who is on the money, next thing you know someone will want BO on one of the Bills and that would suck for the next 100 years!

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    Why worry about something that will no longer exist three years from now?
     
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    Yes.

    Our money was much more attractive before we started plastering presidents all over it.
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    What would come of the slang name for our money, i.e., "dead Presidents"? Besides if you took the President's off of the currency what would you replace them with, cartoon characters? I hope I'm dead and gone before they put Owe Bama on any of our money, that is, unless they come up with a $3.00 bill.
     
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    Have you been in my piggy bank?
     
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    You should see mine. :D
     
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    Why don't we do what some other countries do and put non-political famous people on our money?

    It'd be nice to see Edgar Allen Poe, or Mark Twain or Nikola Tesla on our money.
     
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    ABSOLUTELY NOT...
    Why would you want to do that. They are tributes to our past and the people that led this great nation. What possible reason could you have for removing the presidents? Do we hate our past that much?
     
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    No, I don't "hate our past," whatever that even means. I don't, however, have any respect for the Presidents, and see no reason to honor them by having them on our currency. If it must be people then it should be people that we can actually be proud of, rather than professional politicians. I think the suggestions of Mark Twain and Edgar Allan Poe are excellent.
     

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