Nothing is clear yet -- this is, after all, your federal government in ever ham-handed operation -- but as of this writing
First it was just a rumor, then a news story that looked like the real thing, but by now it's just the typical haze of contradictions out of
Somewhere in this cloudy mix there's even been mention that a reference to Col. Hamilton and his innumerable services to the republic he molded into a nation may be retained on the currency even if his picture isn't.
Before any more stories about this subject appear in the public prints, allow me to offer just one clear, unmistakable suggestion. Whatever y'all are up to in that capital of confusion on the Potomac, and specifically in the
This whole business is idiocy -- compounded by ignorance and arrogance, bad taste and historical amnesia, and who knows what else? No one does because all these "plans" are just another sample of
And once he's gone from the ten, who or what takes his place? Yet to Be Determined? Watch This Space? One story said the only requirement for his replacement is that she will be a she. The particular she might be chosen by a poll of those who want to participate in the choice, much like the winner of "American Idol," or the last contestant standing on a reality TV show. Perfect. That is, perfectly inane. And perfectly representative of our empty times.
It's all enough to make a man wish our masters in
Instead, the feds have chosen to throw Secretary/Colonel/Editor/Founding Father Hamilton down the memory hole. He's to be replaced by nobody, at least for now.
It's a decision, or rather non-decision, typical of an age in which group identity is all, and individual attainment, achievement, talent, industry leadership ... nothing. Worse than nothing, but a subversive influence, a mindset that must be crushed, an example to be erased lest it be imitated. Little wonder
Who, after all, could better represent the ideal of individual achievement? Founding Father, war hero, chief author of the Federalist Papers, anti-slavery agitator, the financier who put the still new