DCist is reporting that the U.S. Mint has rejected the 3 presented designs for the DC “State” Quarter on the grounds that it does not comply with the law that commissioned the 50 State Quarter program. Apparently, at the root of the violating matter is the presence not of Benjamin Banneker, or of the DC Flag, but rather the unofficial DC Motto: “Taxation Without Representation”.
So, that leaves us with a choice. Do we go with “From Many, One” or its alternate “Justitia Omnius” ? Or maybe something more like, “We put up with all your shitty, batshit crazy politicians, just give us a fucking quarter already”?
Too damn silly, maybe.
How about “Come see the Cherry Blossoms, but stand to the right on the escalator.”
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs