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McKinley Assassinated Again

Obama changes mountain's name as erasure of our history continues

Our current president is traveling in Alaska to generate focus on his new climate initiatives, far away from the heat of southern California where his last climate initiative was launched at the now-infamous Solyndra.

In a revisionist stunt to garner greater attention for his trip, President Obama issued an executive fiat to strike the 25th president’s name from Mount McKinley.

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But what did President William McKinley ever do to President Obama?

President McKinley was a Republican, of course, not ideal for making it into Obama’s good graces. The governor of Ohio-turned-president also raised protective tariffs on American goods, a policy quite antithetical to the current president’s quest to cede American sovereignty, and manufacturing jobs, to Pacific Rim nations through a misguided free-trade accord dubbed the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Issues of historic squabbling aside, the real reason President Obama has lifted McKinley and restored the name Denali to the highest peak in North America is, of course, political correctness.

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McKinley may be most famous for leading the United States to victory in the Spanish-American War. He originally sought a peaceful but assertive diplomatic solution to the dispute with Spain over the issue of Cuban independence, but an obstinate Spanish government provoked Congress and McKinley to use decisive military force to protect American interests.

President McKinley’s bold leadership proves a stark foil to President Obama’s handling of current Iranian nuclear ambitions and the regime’s aggressively anti-American rhetoric.

Issues of historic squabbling aside, the real reason President Obama has lifted McKinley and restored the name Denali to the highest peak in North America is, of course, political correctness.

Presidents, and other icons of American heritage, have been dropping like flies in the new era of hyper-PC.

The Democratic State Parties of Georgia, Connecticut, Missouri, and Iowa have all ejected Presidents Jefferson and Jackson, the traditional founders of the party, from annual dinners which once bore their name.

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President Obama’s Treasury Department is sticking to its controversial plan to strip Alexander Hamilton, the founding father most responsible for shaping the American financial system, from his place on the $10 bill, in favor of a female replacement, still to be determined.

This, after facing demands to take Jackson off the $20 bill. The administration didn’t reject the idea, but decided the $10 bill would go first.

The forces of political correctness wish to return America to a blank slate from which they can color the canvass of the future with their progressive vision of society defined by sexuality, secularism, and government dependence. But first they need to get all that pesky history, and proud American heritage, out of the way. President McKinley is their latest victim.

Presidents, and other icons of American heritage, have been dropping like flies in the new era of hyper political correctness.

The peak was named after McKinley during his first candidacy for the presidency in 1896 and was officially minted Mount McKinley by President Wilson in 1917 to memorialize the president and his historic administration. The president has found greater cause with politically correct forces who believe the peak’s moniker was offensive to Native Americans, who knew the summit as Denali.

“I’m disappointed with the Administration’s decision to change the name of Mt. McKinley in Alaska,” tweeted Ohio Senator Rob Portman on Monday. “Pres. McKinley was a proud Ohioan, and the mountain was named after him, as a way to remember his rich legacy after his assassination,” Portman continued in a subsequent tweet.

“[President] McKinley served our country with distinction during the Civil War as a member of the Army… He led this nation to prosperity and victory in the Spanish-American War as the 25th President of the United States,” said Speaker of the House John Boehner in a statement. “I’m deeply disappointed in this decision.”

In the not-so-distant future, perhaps the popular ‘My Car Climbed Mount Washington’ bumper stickers will have to be redone to accommodate the name Agiocochook, as the New Hampshire mountain was referred to before we Americans had the gall to name the peak after our first president.

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