The four depicted on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial weren’t perfect and had notable flaws, but those are outweighed by the virtues they demonstrated in founding, developing, and preserving the United States of America. It would be a waste of resources to destroy, alter, or remove Mount Rushmore which ultimately would do nothing to move our country forward. We should instead endeavor to learn from those leaders’ contributions & flaws.
The Mount Rushmore sculptures depict presidents whose sins & misdeeds cannot be overlooked in American history, and should not be honored. They also serve as an insult to the American Indian tribes who used to call the Black Hills home and saw their treaties with the U.S. government broken. The only adequate solution to this situation is the removal of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial from the landscape.