The Declaration of Independence was penned by Thomas Jefferson and signed by 56 men representing 13 colonies.
The Fourth of July, Independence Day, leaves us in deep thought. What if the wild turkey (not the whiskey) was the national bird? When the eagle was being selected for national emblem in 1782, Benjamin Franklin felt the turkey was better representation of the people and country as whole. Franklin wrote: “I wish that the Bald Eagle had not been chosen . . . a bird of bad moral character, he does not get his living honestly … too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the labor of the fishing-hawk [Osprey] and when that diligent bird has at length taken a fish, … the Bald Eagle pursues him and takes it away from him. … Besides he is a rank coward … fleeing when mobbed by a robin-sized king bird.”
The wild turkey, Franklin wrote, “though a little vain and silly, a bird of courage that would not hesitate to attack a grenadier of the British guards, who should presume to invade his farmyard with a red coat on.” This very image of courage, with it’s massive size and impressive feathering, combined with its widespread presence throughout our country, and its central presence on national holidays, does make a strong case for the gobbling game.
Franklin admired that when the wild turkey was pushed or assaulted, it came back with a vengeance toward the attacker. For this reason he felt it represented the character of his group of revolutionaries, and it is for this reason we celebrate this day.
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