America rules! The Bald Eagle is our national symbol. It is so well protected that permits are required to keep a Bald Eagle in captivity. Let's go to how this bird of prey became our symbol. There was a debate on whether the Bald Eagle or the Wild Turkey should be our national symbol. Benjamin Franklin said the Bald Eagle is too lazy. To me, having a Wild Turkey as our national symbol is simply telling the world we have facial problems. Having Bald Eagles as our national symbol means America rules!