On April 20, the Treasury Department announced that former slave turned abolitionist Harriet Tubman would be replacing Andrew Jackson on the face of the $20 bill. And while public arguments rage over whether placing a black woman as a symbol on America’s currency is appropriate, or simply political correctness, the fact of the matter is the symbology may be greater than people think.
Historically, having Andrew Jackson on the face of the Federal Reserve Note, aka the dollar, was a vile insult to everything the former President stood for in his lifetime. Jackson was a staunch advocate against the creation of a private central bank, and after helping to end the nation’s 2nd bank charter in 1836, he desired that his epitaph should read, ‘I killed the bank’.
However, ever since the 3rd and most current charter for a private central bank has been in place since 1913, America’s money has taken on many forms, culminating in its latest version which is based on debt. And as anyone who is indebted to any borrower knows, that indebtedness is a form of slavery unto itself.
Proverbs 22:7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.
The fiat currency that is used by the United States as money is designated on the face of the bill as a Federal Reserve Note. This means that as a promissory note, it requires an interest bearing bond to be created, and then sold to the central bank for which currency is then created and given to the Federal government for distribution. And the current $19 billion in national debt is a consequence of having to borrow money from a private institution simply to facilitate a monetary system built on debt and interest.
Tubman, who was born a slave around 1820 and helped hundreds of others escape, will feature on the new $20 bill, the US Treasury announced.
She will replace former President Andrew Jackson, a slave owner.
The Treasury has dropped plans to remove the image of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founders of the US financial system, from the $10 bill.
It had faced a backlash over the plan.
While Ms Tubman will feature on the front of the $20 bill, President Jackson’s image will move to the back.
US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said that Harriet Tubman was “not just a historical figure but a role model for leadership and participation in our democracy.” – BBC
In the end, having an individual like Harriet Tubman on the face of our currency is a much more symbolic and truthful representation of America’s monetary system. Because it represents a form of slavery that exists between the government and the central bank, and the government and its people, and it no longer represents anything at all with a former President who both balanced the budget, and ended private central banking.