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Thread: Should George W. Bush be put on Mount Rushmore?

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    Should George W. Bush be put on Mount Rushmore?

    His presidency had some significant accomplishments--regardless if you agree with them or not--just like any other president in modern history. But they were significant achievements nonetheless.

    • Issued an executive order prohibiting federal funds for international family planning groups that provide abortions and contraceptive services.
    • Upheld the ban on abortions at military hospitals.
    • Reduced taxes on dividends and capital gains.
    • Made $33 million available for abstinence education programs in 2004.
    • Supports the Defense of Marriage Act - and a Constitutional amendment saying marriage is between one man and one woman.
    • Not once did Iraq ever attack America during his 8 years in office, due to his toppling of the Saddam regime.
    • Expanded the role of faith-based and community organizations in after-school programs.
    • Was the first president to get elected to have a DUI conviction, proving that anybody could be president, regardless of past misdeeds, and providing that you found Jesus.
    • Saved America from the "Clinton Recession" that was starting it's slow creep in the late 1990s, with tax cuts for the rich.
    • "Country-pop" genre of music made a triumphant resurgence during his presidency, moreso than at any time in modern American history.
    • Christian "megachurches" experienced a huge boom during his presidency that survives to this day (albeit with lesser influence), despite President Obama's stubborn "War on Religion."
    • Provided a "moral contrast" to the sexual sins of the Clinton White House.
    • Pushed through THREE raises for our military. Increased military pay by more than $1 billion a year.
    • Killed the old US/Soviet Union ABM Treaty that was preventing the U.S. from deploying our ABM defenses.
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    Re: Should George W. Bush be put on Mount Rushmore?

    Surely you are being sarcastic with most of this?
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    Re: Should George W. Bush be put on Mount Rushmore?

    Let me give this the thought it deserves...

    No way Jose...

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    Re: Should George W. Bush be put on Mount Rushmore?

    Yes he should Just before they push him off

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    Re: Should George W. Bush be put on Mount Rushmore?

    So long as they carve Obama's ass next to it.
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    Re: Should George W. Bush be put on Mount Rushmore?

    Yes then we could have Bush kissing it.

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    Re: Should George W. Bush be put on Mount Rushmore?

    I've seen Mount Rushmore. It is certainly impressive.

    Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln were certainly huge figures in our history. Teddy Roosevelt... well he was quite an interesting character but not of the same magnitude as the others.

    Personally I am not sure it should ever have been built though. I felt about it much the same way I felt when I stood in the Lincoln Memorial in DC.... yes it is impressive, but I feel uncomfortable about portraying human beings, however important, as larger-than-life demigod-like figures. It smacks of idolatry to me.

    I don't think W is of the same caliber as Washington, Jefferson or Lincoln. Now, Teddy.... well, I found the guy fascinating but he just isn't in the same league. You could compare W to Teddy and they wouldn't be that far apart in magnitude.


    But no, I don't favor putting any more faces on Mt Rushmore.

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    Re: Should George W. Bush be put on Mount Rushmore?

    If you did, Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Roosevelt would all grow hands, and have the most epic face-palm in the history of face-palms.
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    Re: Should George W. Bush be put on Mount Rushmore?

    Is this a joke?

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    Re: Should George W. Bush be put on Mount Rushmore?

    Im with goshin...Im not in favor of changing it...we honor and degrade all presidents at will...lets leave a classic we all grew up with alone...and for gods sake we dont need another endless battle tearing the country apart that Obama deserves to be there more than Clinton or Bush or Reagan...it would turn into another never ending cluster****

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