Should we add Barack Obama to Mount Rushmore?

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Created to bolster tourism in South Dakota, Mount Rushmore famously features the faces of American presidents Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Roosevelt. Some say it’s time we add the face of our first black president to this otherwise white Wall of Fame, not just because of Obama’s accomplishments, but because he’s a powerful symbol of racial reconciliation in America. His detractors scoff at the idea—why would anyone rank Obama with Washington or Lincoln? What do you think?

Some are violently opposed to the idea. Washington led the Continental Army and basically founded the nation. Jefferson authored many of our founding documents. Lincoln preserved the union during the Civil War. What did Obama do that is equal to any of those accomplishments?Others point out that, despite their accomplishments, all four of the presidents on Rushmore were white supremacists (yes, even Lincoln) and two were actual slaveowners. Obama bridged many racial divides to become president—that beats Teddy Roosevelt’s achievements any day.

11 Comments on "Should we add Barack Obama to Mount Rushmore?"

  1. Absolutely NOT !!! Hes a traitor to our country !!!

  2. Karla Williams | November 8, 2017 at 9:30 pm | Reply

    NO NO NO — HE HAS DONE NOTHING FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!! SO MY VOTE IS “NO”

  3. Really? He accomplished nothing and divided our country. No

  4. Robert Sherrill | November 8, 2017 at 11:11 pm | Reply

    Not no but HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Absolutely NO NO NO. He caused so much trouble as president. His goal seemed to be to cause civil war. He also arrived in Washington broke and left worth half a billion dollars. That is unheard of. NO NO NO no statues anywhere please.

  6. where’s the fuck no button???

  7. This monument was meant for great men, of which he is NOT!
    Hell no!!!!!

  8. Absolutely not, he accomplished nothing but taking race relations to the
    extreme limit. He should be deported.

  9. NO!!!!!!!!

  10. Donald Peterson | November 10, 2017 at 8:47 pm | Reply

    Absolutely not.

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