America’s Monumental Mistake
In 1906 President Theodore Roosevelt established America’s first national monument, The Devils Tower Located in Wyoming. National monuments are not to be confused with statues, or monuments erected by townships, or governments other than the government of the United States. National monuments are usually designated by presidents, but congress is empowered to create or designate them as well, Fort McHenry in Maryland being an excellent example. When one considers the subject of monuments, it soon begs the question, why do we designate, or erect monuments. The answer is simple.
Were America to go forward, tearing down its objective landmarks, nothing of the past would remain, and America would simply reinvent itself every time a strip mall or a fast food restaurant were to become more profitable than a historic landmark. After all, the number one law of real estate is, location, location, location, right? Before