Roosevelt statue a ‘fine addition’
The proposed statue of Theodore Roosevelt has initiated a healthy and necessary discussion about our dark past and who we are as a nation. Roosevelt was not a perfect man or a perfect president; we are not a perfect nation.
If we only put up statues of perfect people, there would be no statues. Roosevelt, however, was a great man; a man of his time; a powerful voice for conservation. Had we (and other nations) not followed the trail blazed by Roosevelt and set aside vast swaths of forest and other lands for conservation, we would be that much further down the path of global collapse. I think a statue of Roosevelt — especially one by Paula Zima — would be a fine addition to San Luis Obispo. – Pat Veesart, Santa Margarita