A group hoping to name a Las Vegas, Nev., mountain peak after America’s 40th president recently received sufficient votes to move that project forward. After a 5-2 vote by the Nevada State Board on Geographic Names, organizers behind the “Mount Reagan” campaign will now take their effort to Washington, D.C.
As one might expect, radical leftists are set to protest the rebranding, though the ultimate decision will lie with the federal geographic naming board. That vote is expected later this year and could result in another fitting tribute to the Republican hero.
Among the reasons activists hope to immortalize the Reagan name is Reagan’s unique connection to the city.
“Ronald Reagan is the only president to have performed professionally on the Las Vegas Strip,” said project head Chuck Muth. He explained the city currently has “nothing of significance named after the Gipper.”
The Mount Reagan Project believes the mountain, whose highest peak is elevated more than 4,000 feet, would be a fitting reminder of Reagan’s impact on Las Vegas and the U.S. The former president’s biographer, Craig Shirley concurs.
“More than ever, Americans are coming to appreciate Reagan’s greatness,” he said, “especially after the failed presidencies which preceded him and followed him.”
Certain illustrious leaders warrant such an honor, Shirley explained, adding Reagan should be included among that group.
“We don’t name landmarks and mountains and rivers after Filmore or Nixon or Clinton,” he noted. “We name them after Washington and Jefferson and Lincoln and FDR and Ronald Reagan.”
Reagan biographer Craig Shirley, an adviser on the official Mount Reagan Project, said having a mountaintop named for Reagan is long overdue.
The initiative has garnered widespread support among conservatives, though leftists are expected to make their opposition known in D.C.
As with the majority of protests planned by the left, this demonstration will likely fizzle out before it begins. If not, it will merely highlight the pettiness of modern liberalism and its adherents’ willingness to trash anything associated with the Reagan name.
News of this recent progress came on the heels of another story involving a Reagan tribute. Unidentified vandals in California reportedly set a bronze statue of the conservative icon ablaze at a park named in his memory.
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