These $1 coins have a chance
re "New $1 Coin Goes Into Circulation" (Washington Post, 2/15/07)
At the risk of sounding like a knuckle-dragging reactionary, I admit that I am much more likely to use the new $1 coin than the last two feeble attempts with Sacagawea and Susan B. Anthony.
Why? Because I thought those coins represented little more than a politically correct agenda which had no place interfering in the currency of our nation. Sure, Susan B Anthony was fairly important, but more important than so many other Americans who could have been selected? How about James Madison, the principal author of our Constitution? As for putting a barely-known native American woman on a coin, that just seemed to me like a bad joke.
So, between the fact that they’re putting on the coins people who deserve to be there, and the fact that I don’t feel like someone is trying to force a political message on us with the coins, I am much more likely to use them and I expect many others will be as well.
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