If you’re like most Americans, you’ve come across dollar bills with the “Where’s George” stamp:
It’s a fun project to participate in. Here’s the website.
You may be wondering, is it legal to write on US currency? As a matter of fact, it is:
Whoever mutilates, cuts, defaces, disfigures, or perforates, or unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, or Federal Reserve bank, or the Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt unfit to be reissued, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 700; Pub. L. 103–322,
title XXXIII, §330016(1)(B), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2146.)
Obviously, stamping Where’s George content on a bill doesn’t render it “unfit to be reissued,” and there is no such intent in doing so. To the best of my knowledge nobody has ever been arrested, in the US, for participating in such a challenge.
In the near future, the government is probably going to replace Andrew Jackson’s image, on the twenty dollar bill, with that of Harriet Tubman. I’m seeing a lot of grumbling about this from my white-advocate friends.
From what I know about Tubman, she was a hero to her people, and risked her life to free people from slavery. She suffered for a worthy cause – something that many of us can relate to. In a normal world, having her image on currency wouldn’t bother me at all.
But we’re not living in normal times. Instead, we’re living in an era when all instruments of power are harnessed to shove Diversity down our throats, to degrade white people and to deprive us of our liberties. In this context, Tubman is being used as a weapon against us. I think this is disrespectful to her otherwise honorable legacy.
In any event, we should be writing “It’s Okay to be White” on our paper currency – or some other worthy, non-violent message that challenges the narrative of the hostile elite.
I would recommend using them in cash machines, and not face-to-face in order to avoid a confrontation. Another option is to put them in tip jars.
Let’s do this people!