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I wish that the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of
our country, he is a bird of bad moral character, he does not get his living
honestly, you may have seen him perched on some dead tree, where, too lazy
to fish for himself, he watches the labor of the fishing-hawk, and when
that diligent bird has at length taken a fish, and is bearing it to its
nest for the support of his mate and young ones, the bald eagle pursues
him and takes it from him... Besides he is a rank coward; the little kingbird,
not bigger than a sparrow attacks him boldly and drives him out of the
district. He is therefore by no means a proper emblem for the brave
and honest...of America.... For a truth, the turkey is in comparison a
much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America...
a bird of courage, and would not hesitate to attack a grenadier of the British guards, who should presume to invade his farmyard with a red coat on. 2
If the turkey had been chosen as the
national bird do you think that we would be eating turkey for Thanksgiving?
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1, 2. www.baldeagleinfo.com/eagle/eagle9.hmtl