Thursday, June 17, 2004

Let's Put Ronald Reagan on Mt. Rushmore

My buddy, Doc Farmer, published this last week. I am posting it now. Please do take the link and sign the petition. - Sailor

Let's Put Ronald Reagan on Mt. Rushmore
Posted by Doc Farmer
Monday, June 07, 2004

America lost one of her best on Saturday. Ronald Wilson Reagan, our 40th president, died at the age of 93 years after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. We all knew the day would come, and we all thought we were ready for it. I guess we weren’t quite as ready as we believed, however.

I’ve watched much of the news regarding the life and times of this extraordinary man. Some of the coverage has been respectful, some has not. Some has been fair and balanced, some has been slanted. It’s not surprising to see news slated against conservatives.

Over the next week, there will be fulsome obituaries, warm memorials, and a state funeral. The great and the powerful will make speeches, and a gentleman in the truest sense of the word will be laid to rest. And then, we will begin to forget.

It’s only natural. Out of sight, out of mind, as they say. Oh, he’s got an aircraft carrier named after him, he was the first living president to ever receive this honor, and he’s got an airport in D.C. which now bears his name.

But is that enough? How do you honor a man who was, in all ways, larger than life?

A statue isn’t enough. Speeches aren’t enough. Presidential libraries are insufficient.

Mount Rushmore.

A memorial to four of our greatest, most influential presidents. Carved in the side of a mountain, hundreds of feet above the ground. Some may disagree with the choices on that mountain, but none can deny their impact on this nation.

It is time to add America’s greatest president to that hillside. It’s time for us to ask that Ronald Reagan’s visage be included.

I urge you all to contact your senators, your representatives, and ask them to include Ronald Reagan on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. I also ask that you sign a petition to the National Park Service to adjoin this great American to their mountainside.



Doc Farmer is a former resident of the Middle East, back home again in Indiana. He receives e-mail at


Editor's Note: Another of our writers had a similar idea. Edward L.Daley has published on his website a picture of what Mount Rushmore would look like if beloved President Ronald Reagan should be added. Here's the link to Daly's message: Link

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