Teddy Roosevelt wasn't just one of the very few Presidents that we've had that were worth a damn.
Teddy Roosevelt was a courageous inspiration to all who knew him. Everybody knows...
1 > Born weak, he became strong, simply by relentlessly busting his ass to do so.
2 > He was a man of legendary integrity, who exterminated corruption, far and wide.
3 > He was an ardent Patriot, one of the few who got what America is about: Freedom & Opportunity.
4 > He was a Visionary, a Revolutionary, and a man who changed the world, forever.
And now they want to tear down a statue of him.
But you know what? I say: do so! Better yet: Change it, or replace it. And I'll tell you why...
I understand that the West Indian and the Black American depicted are ostensibly intended to portray guides of some sort, not subservient servants...But give me a break.
Clearly, they are portrayed as inferiors. I like to imagine that if I were Theodore Roosevelt, at least the evolved, 21st century version of him, I would cringe at that depiction.
Theodore Roosevelt is one of the greatest men that New Amsterdam has ever produced. Only vermin would suggest expunging his likeness without replacing it...I propose that that statue be altered, to remove the offensively denigrating likeness of the other gentlemen...or replaced, altogether, by Roosevelt in a new pose, one reflecting his magnificent character, without denigrating others.