We're going to go back in time for today, all the way back to Ben Franklin and the founding of our country. Did you know that Franklin was not in favor of the American eagle as the symbol for the fledgling nation? Franklin wanted the turkey.
"An eagle is a bird of very bad moral character," said Franklin. " He does not even work for a living, but spends its time soaring around stealing fish and anything else edible that isn't nailed down ... There is only one bird fit to be on the official Great Seal of the United States and that is a plain, oldl American turkey.
Franklin argued, cajoed, and argued any more. The lobby favoring the bald eagle as the symbol for American won.