Barack Obama said his goal was to fundamentally change the country. He’s given that promise his all and he’s not done yet.
Here’s his latest move: He wants the symbol of America, the majestic bald eagle, to share top billing with the American bison. While I have nothing against the bison, I just don’t get why, during these trying times, this is even a consideration!
The bald eagle has been the only national symbol for more than 234 years. This has already passed through Congress and will go to the Senate next week:
The National Bison Legacy Act would designate the bison as the national mammal and make a “historical symbol of the United States.” This means the bald eagle wouldn’t be the only animal to be a national symbol.
Missouri Rep. William Lacy Clay supports this change and said:
“No other indigenous species tells America’s story better than this noble creature. The American bison is an enduring symbol of strength, native American culture and the boundless Western wildness….It is an integral part of the still largely untold story of Native Americans and their historic contributions to our national identity.”
Do you think the bald eagle should share the stage with the bison? Or should the government be focusing on other things right now?