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jamestkirk (24)
The most deserving minority/non-president, but I feel our currency should be left undisturbed.

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CanadaSucks (50)
No moral or philosophical prophet belongs on money. . .save it for the politicians. . .King's message was antithetical to the concept of money. . .you've got to be kidding me. . .

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oscargamblesfro (81)
I get a kick out of the roundabout, frankly crypto-racist excuses many people make for not wanting King on a dollar bill of some sort.It usually begins with "I'm not a racist, BUT.." or something of that ilk. Ok, so the guy was an adulterer. So was Kennedy, and probably some others whose likenesses are on our currency. So the guy may have taken positions you don't like? We've already put slaveowners, and, in the case of Jackson, a violent and rabidly anti- Native American fellow. Now, I'm not saying that they weren't great men, they were, and ok, the standards and attitudes weren't as they are today, but let's not suffer under the pretense that everybody on this list was a saint. Great men and women of the past are often complicated. They mess up, they do vile things, they fail in some way. We all do, every day, great and small. His influence and importance was as staggering as anyone else, arguably more so in many cases.

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pabob (2)
Sure, he is worthy of any honor, but, like most of these others mentioned, who does he replace? Please, leave our currency alone. This debate would become heated and nasty. Let's find another way to honor these great Americans whom are not on our currency.

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stolypin (3)
I'd rank him higher (he has after all had a great impact on this country) except I think he's kind of a trendy honoree. Hey, let's show we're not racist by naming a main street in the ghetto after Dr. King! some city councilmen many say. As a teacher, what bugs me about Dr. King worship is that when we make up a snow day, we never do it on MLK Day, even though its usually next day off. Instead, we lose President's Day, which is (in our district) in a different semester. Much more difficult for planning, and somewhat irrational anyhow. Besides, just about everyone on our major currency notes, have something to do with the money supply or economy. MLK did not.

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barbkaye57 (0)
I thinkk it would be fantastic to honor not only MLK with his likeness on some of our currancy it would be an honor to our country to have it there.

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TheRaterminator (0)
louiethe20th, U.S. paper bills are not reserved for Presidents. Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin and Salmon Chase were never Presidents but they are on the $10, $100 and $10,000 bills, respectively.

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Jrklint (0)
Come on people, he worthy of such an honor...Neither am I.

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Solenoid DH (20)
(update for Magellan...I've been saying for years that it would be better not to have a real individual on our currency...and I'm almost certain I've mentioned it on RateItAll before now, certainly long before I ever saw this idea about putting MLK on there). Ideally, no single person should have their portrait on US currency. Years ago, our money had symbols that applied to us all: Miss Liberty, the American Eagle, wheat (representing prosperity), wings on Miss Liberty's head (representing freedom of thought), an Indian and a buffalo (for obvious reasons).... but no one identifiable person. I wish it could be that way again because that kind of currency honored values that we all share, instead of just honoring specific individuals.

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magellan (177)
Why is it the Republican party line that Martin Luther King shouldn't be on U.S. currency? Does someone want to explain it to me? Seriously, I'm curious... I know there's a reason that Solenoid picked this particular name to make his comment about symbols, and I'm sure there's a reason that Louie says This would be the last person to add to a bill!! Anyone care to explain the party line on this, or will you leave the rest of us to guess?

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Mr.Political (20)
Not really. Because then you'd have to argue why you shouldn't add other civil rights pioneers to U.S bills. I could may be understand King on a coin.

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louiethe20th (78)
This would be the last person to add to a bill.The bills should continue to be reserved for Presidents.

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PzKpfw VI E (28)
I wonder how long its going to be until someone comes on here and says that MLK Jr. shouldn't be on any money because he cheated on his wife and had many mistresses. When ever there is discussion about MLK, they always speak their mind.

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CastleBee (85)
He would be the first African American. I think it would be very appropriate.

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