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house Bill H.R. 5598

Should the Treasury Sell Commemorative Coins to Fund Activities Honoring the 400th Anniversary of the Plymouth Colony?

Argument in favor

Making and selling these commemorative coins will generate much needed funds for the festivities planned for marking the 400th anniversary of the Plymouth Colony.

OwensRight's Opinion
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11/24/2016
Ofcourse, there's no reason not to.. People talking about us killing the Natives? How about you give up your house and personal land to let Native Americans live there since you're so concerned about us taking their land.
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Stephen's Opinion
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11/24/2016
Why is this is even an Issue? The federal government has been minting and selling commemorative coins for more than 100 years. It's a legitimate source of revenue.
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Dusty's Opinion
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11/24/2016
If it helps to pay for the celebration instead of having the taxpayers pay for it, then I say go for it.
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Argument opposed

The federal government shouldn’t be in the business of making and selling commemorative coins. Let event organizers raise funding for festivities in another way.

Ross's Opinion
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11/24/2016
Any money raised in recognition of this anniversary should go toward reparations for Native Americans.
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Nicole's Opinion
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11/25/2016
1. Give the money to the Native Americans. 2. Why is congress wasting time on this?
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MiekoG's Opinion
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11/25/2016
This is a slap in the face to indigenous and colonized peoples.
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    Ofcourse, there's no reason not to.. People talking about us killing the Natives? How about you give up your house and personal land to let Native Americans live there since you're so concerned about us taking their land.
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    Any money raised in recognition of this anniversary should go toward reparations for Native Americans.
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    1. Give the money to the Native Americans. 2. Why is congress wasting time on this?
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    This is a slap in the face to indigenous and colonized peoples.
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    Why is this is even an Issue? The federal government has been minting and selling commemorative coins for more than 100 years. It's a legitimate source of revenue.
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    That money should be going to help the tribes affected by DAPL
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    Let's start by acknowledging the past and current genocide of First Nation peoples in the U.S. and let history finally be told not from the perspective of privilege and colonization, but from the perspective of the Native experience. Let's honor all the broken treaties to this point and give back sovereignty to each Nation. Let's take care of the sorry state that many reservations are in-- third world states-- with no running water/clean water, deplorable living conditions and astronomical suicide rates among Native youth. Let's stop the human rights abuses happening right now in Standing Rock, ND and stop the pipeline whose course is rooted in racism and fueled by greed. We don't need a coin commemorating colonization, we need the government to do right by all First Nation peoples in the U.S. with tangible actions that protect and reinforce sovereign and human rights.
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    The event organizers should set up selling coins to fund the celebration. The government should not be involved.
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    HaHaHaHaHa. Treasury has to sell commemoratives coins to support the Plymouth Colony's 400 anniversary? Sounds like a private concern working within the Treasury. Pretty sure this should not be allowed for commercial business. How far has Government ethics fallen?
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    This is stupid. We don't have to keep celebrating white people going to a place and existing there.
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    How about selling coins that would celebrate something other than white history? How about selling a coin that actually celebrates native americans and have those funds go directly to their mostly poor communities?? Do people in congress even take to think about that for a moment??
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    These funds should be reallocated to Native people.
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    No, people can celebrate this in their homes without any activity from the broke federal government.
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    If it helps to pay for the celebration instead of having the taxpayers pay for it, then I say go for it.
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    All the liberals bitching about taking Native American land, go ahead and give up your land and homes. I don't mind!
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    This would be great for a reminder of where we came from and would boost at least a little bit of economy.
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    NATIVES DESERVE THEIR REPARATIONS FROM THE LAST TIME WE HAD AN ELECTION LIKE THIS...ANDREW JACKSON. MIC DROP.
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    Let's commemorate Native/Indigenous Americans, first
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    Clearly the US mint has issued commemorative coins many times. As long as it is a profitable project, then bring it on!
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    Any celebration of our impending destruction of native populations should go toward reparations and restitution for those native populations. If people want to celebrate this, let them raise their own money to do so.
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