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senate Bill S. 2189

Should Coins Be Minted to Commemorate the Plymouth Colony's 400th Anniversary & Fund Historic Preservation?

Argument in favor

Minting coins is a great way to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Plymouth Colony and raise funds for related historic preservation at the same time.

11/22/2018
The Pilgrims arrived on these shores in 1620 in hopes of making a better life for themselves and their children while being able to worship freely and in peace. Undoubtedly the most famous colonists in world history, their faith and fortitude are legendary. Their perseverance laid the cornerstone of a new Nation. The Pilgrims' courage, gratitude to God, and love for one another still inspire people today. The story of Mayflower and her tumultuous trans-Atlantic crossing, Plymouth Colony with its tragic first winter, treaty with the Wampanoag People and celebrated First Thanksgiving echoes down the ages and around the world. Regardless of anything that came before or after, Plymouth is the 'once upon a time' to the story of the United States. The symbolic, if not literal, birthplace of our nation.
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David 's Opinion
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11/22/2018
Please read carefully. This initiative pays for itself. No funds will be diverted from other initiatives.
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Herbert 's Opinion
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11/22/2018
Yes. This would be a great way to commemorate an historic occasion in our nation’s history.
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Argument opposed

The U.S. should find ways other than minting coins to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Plymouth Colony.

burrkitty's Opinion
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11/22/2018
Maybe we should mint commemorative coins for all the First Peoples tribes we massacred diseased and displaced. We could ask the tribes to design them based on their original tribal lands, images and traditions.
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Donna's Opinion
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11/22/2018
The money that it would cost for this could be put into health care, roads or anything else.
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Shannon's Opinion
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11/22/2018
Minting coins isn’t a substitution for whitewashing history in the United States. How about we allocate that expenditure towards new history books in schools that are more accurate.
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      senate Committees
      Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
    IntroducedDecember 4th, 2017
    Yes. This would be a great way to commemorate an historic occasion in our nation’s history.
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    Print your collectors items at your own expense, not mine. Let a private company create some bogus 400th anniversary medallion. How about the treasury be required to stop printing money and stop issuing debt?
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    Only if you want to commemorate the slaughter of Native Americans with your stupid coin.
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    It disrespects Indians
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    Pay off our debt!
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    How about we get universal healthcare, a living wage, common sense gun control, immigration reform, green energy plan/climate change legislation, education reform, free/affordable higher education, student loan forgiveness, fair tax legislation, cut the military budget, fair elections, and fair trade agreements taken care of first. Stop wasting tax-payer dollars on this bullshit and get to work!
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    Let’s not waste money on minting coins and instead use it for better purposes, like education.
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    The myths of this countries foundings do not need to be further pushed, instead spend money on educating the people on the truth of this countries history. It is sorted and ugly but it is the truth and we need to own it to move forward.
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    I’m in full support of this. Remember our history whether it’s good or bad.#MAGA
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    Regardless of the current climate to forget our past and the tribulations and trials that were endured to get us to where we are now I believe minting coins to commemorate this 400th anniversary should proceed. It is a time tested tradition for coins to be minted to celebrate and commemorate things of importance and this should be no different.
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    Yes most definitely. It’s a huge part of American history.
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    Instead, let’s teach Americans about the real history of colonization, genocide and slavery.
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    Never.
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    As long as money goes towards Native tribes as well.
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    Quit subsidizing folks.
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    I would prefer this money be spent in areas where it can do more good. Instead of wasting the money on this idea why not use it to purchase history books so children have the opportunity to learn this history or civics as it appears most American citizens have no idea how our government works or what Its founded on. A coin is not going to teach anybody anything of value.
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    Really don't think the pilgrims deserve to have a coin commemorating their destruction of the native population
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    All available tools should be used to help people remember history. The good, the bad, and the ugly are all part of our history and needs remembered. The fact that this pays for itself, costs taxpayers nothing, and gives back to worthy deserving groups makes it a no brainer.
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    Nobody wants this
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    This has to be one of the most pointless bills arriving on the Senate floor. We have much more important issues to deal with instead of forcing the creation of coins.
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