Question: For the purposes of the FDC, I think I will henceforth be sending money with the "In God We Trust" marked out. However, I'd like to discuss the symbolism involved in potentially switching the notes used. The five has got Lincoln's face on it. Lincoln was frequently known to appeal to religion in his speeches. George Washington, by all accounts, supported secularism, but neither is the case clear that he held no personal godbelief. The Ten has Hamilton, who apparently lived a largely non-religious life, but is reputed to have embraced some theism late in life (Obviously, rumors like this are easier to find years after the person has deceased, when it becomes suddenly important to prove the "Founding Fathers" wanted Santa and Baby Jesus carved into every governmental building.). The Twenty is Andrew Jackson, for whom information on his religious views is scarce all the way around. The Fifty is Ulysses Grant and the Hundo is Ben Franklin. Franklin would be an ideal person, but $100 is a bit steep. The only other option is the Deuce, with Jefferson on it. Jefferson is widely recognized as a "deist", whatever that means. Of these, maybe someone here would like to make a suggestion for the best course.
Too bad we don't have a ten-pound note with Darwin on it like the Brits. That'd be perfect. Fourteen bucks wouldn't be too bad, as I sort of anticipated having to do at least a couple of these FDC donations a month, and experience now shows that it is substantially fewer than that.