1998 Mount Rushmore
International Writing Contest
Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln:
Presidents with Visions for America

If they could speak today,
what might they say?

First Prize: Children
Sorrel McKay
Wall, South Dakota

If George Washington could speak today, what might he say?

I believe George Washington would say, "I am proud of my country. You have evolved so much since I left you. You can fly. People in my day only dreamed of flying and now you are flying to the moon and attempting mars. We also didn't have cars. We went everywhere on either barefoot or horseback (that is if you could afford a horse). Now all people have to do is jump in a vehicle and turn a key. When I was president only free men could vote. Now you have come as far as all but children voting. Remember, you have always had it better than me. Please, never forget that." That is what I think George Washington would say.