Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Great Minds Think Alike : House Whip Wants to Redesign the Dollar Too!


House Whip, Eric Cantor, the Right Honorable Congressional Member for Virginia's 7th District, has recently proposed legislation to redesign the one dollar bill. Specifically, the "Liberty Bill Act" – as it's officially known, or H.R. 2854 if you really want to get specific –anyway, the legislation would “require the Secretary of the Treasury to redesign $1 Federal Reserve notes so as to incorporate the preamble to the Constitution of the United States," plus it should include "a list describing the Articles of the Constitution," as well as "a list describing the Amendments to the Constitution, on the reverse side of such notes,” and, a list of the top 10 grossing movies of all time, a list of everyone at REO Speedwagon's farewell concert, AND a Twitter link so you can track how your Dollar's are actually being spent these days ... actually we made those last few things up. Sorry!

However, according to the Conservative Compendium blog "the bill states that Congress finds that 'many Americans are unaware of the provisions of the Constitution of the United States, one of the most remarkable and important documents in world history'.” Which is true enough. In "fact" Mr Cantor would also like every American to read the constitution to their children each and every night and implores each and every one of us to ensure their child can recite the 'pre-amble' word for word by the age of 5 ... just kidding, we made that last lot up too. Sorry :-( ... just kidding ...

But seriously, in response, earlier today we reached out to the Right Honorable Members, Mr Cantor and Barney Frank (D-MA) – who chair's the House Financial Services Committee – to ask them to perhaps consider going a little further. Even though we applaud their move and believe their idea to include the preamble etc is a good one, we urged both Mr Cantor and Mr Frank to reconsider the proposed legislature, completely. We suggested that maybe they think about the bigger picture too for a moment.

Imagine a nation standing behind a common goal, contributing towards a common interest, believing in a common idea – and believing that our country is "broke" but "we" can fix it, it just seems "we're" running out of time (and money too).

Yet, we truly believe that rebranding the world's most powerful brand – the mighty Dollar bill – and inviting every American into that conversation is an exciting possibility that really must come to fruition. Mr Cantor, Mr Frank, we look forward to hearing from you.

Posted via web from Dollar ReDe$ign Project

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