“When the Republican presidential candidates were asked during Wednesday’s debate which woman they’d choose to put on the $10 bill, things got weird. It was almost as if most of them couldn’t think of any important women from American history. For example, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson named his own mother. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush even suggested that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ought to adorn the currency.
““It’s probably illegal, but what the heck,” Bush said Wednesday night, in what seemed like a tacit admission that the whole idea is a little out there. “She certainly was a strong leader that restored the United Kingdom to greatness.” (Not everyone in the U.K. shares that view, judging from the response across the pond.)
However, another very interesting idea came from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who made a bold suggestion that Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis be the new face depicted on the $10 bill. He made the proposition citing that he “can’t really remember any other person in U.S. history who did more for this country than Mrs. Davis.”
“To be quite honest, there are some pretty famous and significant women throughout the history of our great nation that have, in one way or the other, made important contributions to our national legacy. And I want it to be known that I am not in any way attempting to diminish the significance of their historical importance,” Huckabee stated.
He continued: “However, I am suggesting that the image of one woman in particular be used in decorating the new $10 bill, and the reason for this is because she has, in my opinion, recently demonstrated the true American spirit of defiance and standing up for what’s right at great personal cost. I suggest that we put Kim Davis forward and set her as an example of what a modern American woman should be like.”
Asked whether he believes Davis would agree to his suggestion, the former governor of Arkansas responded, “Because of her humbleness and Christian faith, I am confident she would decline. But to me, that only adds to the reason why she, above all else, deserves to be put forward as an inspiration to young American women,” and added, “her heroic battle against a shameful ruling and request to issue marriage licenses to gay people has cost her plenty, and it is only right that she now be compensated for her courage and strength.”
“There have been many pivotal moments in American history and even my generation has witnessed its fair share of them. However, I believe that Mrs. Davis’ resistance to the socialist tyranny of the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriages nationwide is exemplary and unsurpassed,” Huckabee concluded.