Monday, April 18, 2016

The People Have Spoken

Give the public the chance to vote and be prepared for the consequences. They could be brilliant. 

Case in point: In 2007, Greenpeace asked the public to name a humpback whale and he was christened Mr. Splashy Pants. 

Yesterday, the British government experienced this...

It doesn't get much better than Boaty McBoatface. Unless, of course, we're talking about finally voting women onto US currency.

Due to popular pressure, Harriet Tubman is to kick Andrew Jackson to the back of the 20 and suffragettes are to have Lincoln and Hamilton's backs on the 5 and 10. 

Now we can say, "women are on the money" in this country and it'll have a sly double meaning.

Sure, it's small and symbolic. But it's something. 

And something, as they say, is (sometimes) a heck of a lot better than nothing.

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