Mount Rushmore National Memorial, "shrine of Democracy"

Updated: May 7

Mount Rushmore may already be trashed by the extreme left and the WOKE group that claims the president are allegedly associated with slave holding colonization or oppression.

In 2020 schools in San Francisco, named after the horned presidents of mount Rushmore, are having their names changed.

This year, the Biden administration has canceled the fireworks display for the 4th of July celebration, that was done for many many years. This fireworks display only began again in 2020 under the President Trump's administration after it was canceled by the Obama administration. The Governor of South Dakota Kristi Noem, said the permits required to host the Spectacular event where denied and steps have been taken with outside console and the process is in litigations efforts now to get the permitting process done. Governor Noem has said there was already a memoranda of agreement signed and in place with the national park service, the department of interior, and all local authorities but yet the Biden administration has given no reason for denying and cancelling the patriotic independence day event.

Mount Rushmore is a Notional monument located in Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota, represents one of the world’s largest pieces of sculpture. The idea of creating the Mount Rushmore monument was dreamed up in 1923 by Jonah LeRoy "Doane" Robinson South Dakota historian, as a way to attract tourist to South Dakota. Fourteen years were spent creating the faces on Mount Rushmore. Danish American sculptor Gutzon Borglum was enlisted to help on the monument and he worked o the project from 1927 - until his death in 1941. After Gutzon Borglum died, his son Lincoln Borglum worked on the mountain until there was no money left to continue. Four hundred workers took fourteen years removing around 450,000 tons of rock to create the faces on Mount Rushmore.

Borglum and his son, Lincoln, wanted the monument to have a national interest and chose four presidents that had the most significant contributions to the founding, expansion, preservation and unification of the United States. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt, represent the most important events in the history of the United States. In 2004, Gerard Baker was appointed superintendent of the park, the first and so far only Native American in that role. In recent history the selected Presidents sculpted in the limestone of the Black Hills are now being condemned by the group that claim they are allegedly associated with slaveholding, colonization or WOKE oppression.

Left to right, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln

George Washington, Born 1732, died 1799, was chosen for this monument because of his role in the Revolutionary War and his fight for Colonists Americans to win independence from Great Britain. He was the commanding general of the Revolutionary Army and the first United States president elected in 1787, and presided over the Convention that formed the model for the Constitution.

President George Washington was often called the father of the new country and laid the foundation of American democracy. Because of his importance, Borglum chose Washington to be the most prominent figure on the mountain as he represents the birth of the United States and because of his efforts toward democracy. On July 4, 1930, a dedication ceremony was held for the head of Washington.

Thomas Jefferson Born 1743, died on the 50th adversary of American independence 1826 July 4th. Thomas Jefferson was chosen for his beliefs that Americans should be allowed to govern themselves, which is the basis for democracy. President Jefferson was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, this document inspires democracies around the world. Jefferson the third president of the USA, also doubled the size of the USA with the Louisiana purchase from France in 1803. Jefferson established the United States Military Academy in 1802. He is also responsible for South Dakota in becoming the 39th state in 1803.

Abraham Lincoln Born 1809, died 1865. Lincoln the 16th president, was chosen to represent the preservation as he held the nation together during its greatest trial, the Civil War. As the nation approached its 3rd year in civil war, President Abraham Lincoln issued on January 1st 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation, It was his firm conviction that slavery must be abolished. The Proclamation declared that "all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states " are, and henceforth shall be free. The Proclamation also announced the acceptance of liberated freed black men into the Union army and navy and by the wars end 200,00 black soldiers and sailors had fought for the union and freedom. To many people, President Lincoln is honored as the great Emancipator, and an inspiration to his successors, including Barack Obama, who used the Lincoln bible for his 2009 and 2013 inaugurations. Abraham Lincoln believed that all people are equal, and he helped end slavery in the United States.

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