ABC News reports this statement: “’Reagan was the most successful president of the 20th century,’ Reagan Legacy Project Chairman Grover Norquist told Devin Dwyer of ABC News earlier this year. ‘He took a country that was in economic collapse and military in retreat round the globe and turned it completely around.’” Thus they wish Reagan to have a place as the fifth president to be honored on Mt Rushmore.
Reagan doubled the national debt, and attacked alternative energy – factually and with the symbolic removal of solar collectors from the Whitehouse. Both of these actions weakened, and now threaten to destroy, the United States.
Consider “The country was in economic collapse” – after GW Bush, that is really where the country lay. If that qualifies someone for Mt Rushmore, than Obama has already earned his place – first for turning around the Republican decimation of the economy, and second for being the first president of Afro-American ancestry AND – given that his father was not native born, the first, first-generation child to attain that status.
Who deserves an honored place on Mt. Rushmore"?
Is it the actor whose brain was slipping away, who managed to act semi-presidential while damaging the nation’s future? Or is it a man who has honestly achieved greatness?
Reagan served two terms; a year from now Obama stands for his second election. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum, expressed of the men he honored, a desire to “show posterity what manner of men they were. Then breathe a prayer that these records will endure until the wind and the rain alone shall wear them away.” Would any American be proud of Reagan, when we run out of oil and are decades behind Europe in the production of wind and solar energy – so far behind that we need to beg OPEC for oil while buying the alternative technology from the United States of Europe – a European Commonwealth?
Of course – Americans have gone out of their way to prove they will buy whatever the Republicans sell.
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