One of American’s greatest monuments is Mount Rushmore. On it, four Godly men chosen to lead the free world shall be remembered forever; or, at least until God sees fit to have rain wear it down or crumbles apart on account of massive natural disaster:
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, as we’re used to seeing them in South Dakota:
Now while the park is now an important part of American history and attracts 2 million visitors a year, you may get the impression that the mountain carvings of each president feel a bit incomplete. And that’s because they are!
Mount Rushmore was designed by sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his intended model for the monument was far different than what we see today. Take a look:
Looks a bit different, and if you look closely, you can see the original bust online in modern day Washington and compare that to the model.
So what happened? During 1941, Germany and Japan joined forces to create a terror, a Nazi-Asian hybrid of evil, to try to take over the world with their highly atheist, non-Christian forces. They easily crushed Europe, were defeating no good Russian commies and even launched a sneak attack against America.
As our God-given duty is to defend the free world, America was forced to bring the peace of death upon our enemies. We ravaged the armies of Germany and Italy to the East, liberating Europe, and rained bombs of freedom upon Japan, to put their people at peace.
God even granted us nuclear technology to ensure the end of the war would come quickly, then used his hand to add…a bit of power to our economy so we could help our friends rebuild.
Doing the Lord’s work is very expensive, so the events of 1941 on made America decide to forgo our monument, so as we would have more money to bless our Asian and European friends. Even though they don’t truly and properly appreciate our sacrifice to this day, we still love them.
And each president who was only able to be half-completed on Mount Rushmore are up in heaven, looking down with pride upon our great nation. Not just because of what we have become, but because what we are willing to do and sacrifice for our fellow man, all across the globe.