i think turkey is a lot more american then a bald eagle becuse every one eats turkey for thanksgiving. ( im vegetarian) but the bald eagle was so random to pic for the us bird ya no?
bald egal, ya! take dat ben franklin!
Dude, turkeys are so PATRIOTIC!!! turkeys just rock too.......
we should eat blad eagle for thanksgiving.....jk!!
ben franklin once said...
'For my own part I wish the Eagle had not been chosen 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 near the river, 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 his nest for the support of his mate and young ones, the Eagle pursues him and takes it...
With all this injustice, he is never in good case but like those among men who live by sharping & robbing he is generally poor and often very lousy. Besides he is a rank coward: The little King Bird 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 Cincinnati of America who have driven all the King birds from our country...
I am on this account not displeased that the figure is not known as a Eagle, but looks more like a Turkey. For the truth the Turkey is in comparison a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America . . . He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a bird of courage, and would not hesitate to attack a grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his farm yard with a red coat on.'
i found this quite interesting, and agree :)
i chose bald eagle but american 2 me is a hot dog and baseball (the 2 things i totally hate!!)
I so agree with you.
BALD EAGLE TOTALLY!!!!!!!!!!!! IT IS SO PATRIOTCI!!!!!
go bald eagle it represents the united states
why a bald eagle? is it only for fancy? I think the turkey
suits it more! becuz u celebrate thanksgiving with a
turkey not a bald eagle!
The Bald Eagle is majestic and strong, the turkey's ugly and quite frankly not too smart. They drown in the rain.