Thursday, February 18, 2010
New penny makes me want to barf
It is bad enough that a tyrant responsible for killing 600,000 Americans is on the front of the retched miserable penny that costs more than it is worth (literally). Now they have changed the back.
This from the US mint website:
The 13 vertical stripes of the shield represent the states joined in one compact union to support the federal government, represented by the horizontal bar above. The horizontal bar features the inscription E PLURIBUS UNUM—"out of many, one"—while the inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is depicted along the upper rim of the coin. The union shield, which dates back to the 1780s, was used widely during the Civil War.
A union shield that was used during the civil war to represent the north in the same way the stars and bars represented the south. It was hardly used before or since, it represents a union of the unwilling at any cost. It is disgusting. This comes at a time when the right for states to secede is actually a popular topic of conversation. The federal government has proven its worthlessness so many times that the people of North America should be advocating the removal of themselves from that disaster. A worthless union bound by the threat of violence against its own citizens being glorified by an even more worthless piece of tin that is supposed to be “money” but would not even be accepted as such if it were not for the government forcing people to accept US dollar denominated bills and coins as “legal tender” not backed by anything except a violent state willing to murder anyone who stands up against this counterfeit currency.
It is almost as if the federal government is taunting us by tying the worthless idea of an undivided union with a worthless coin, and leaving Lincoln on the front as an unspoken threat to the states that they better keep in line or else they will go all "Abe Lincoln on your ass".