"THE BALD EAGLE AS AN EMBLEM OF AMERICA.
For my own part, I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen as the Representative of our Country; he is a Bird of bad moral Character; he does not get his living honestly; you may have seen him perch'd on some dead Tree, near the River where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the Labour of the Fishing-Hawk; and, when that diligent Bird has at length taken a Fish, and is bearing it to his Nest for the support of his Mate and young ones, the Bald Eagle pursues him, and takes it from him. With all this Injustice he is never in good Case; but, like those among Men who live by Sharping and Robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy."
Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography and Other Writings (Bantam Classics), 1784
Ich bin eigentlich der Meinung, dass der Weißkopfseeadler ganz gut passt... Oder täusche ich mich da?