Anyway, in a badly worded Smithsonian article (yes Bones, is turning...in her lab) see http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/american-myths-benjamin-franklins-turkey-and-the-presidential-seal-6623414/?no-ist
'I came across a few couple myths about ' unfortunate wording. But what can you expect from the Smithsonian? Sorry Bones. Annnnyyway.... still a good article. Let's see what Ben Franklin (famous ladies man) had to say about bald eagles:
"For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral Character. He does not get his Living honestly...With all this injustice, he is never in good case but like those among men who live by sharping & robbing he is generally poor and often very lousy. Besides he is a rank coward: The little King Bird not bigger than a Sparrow attacks him boldly and drives him out of the district. He is therefore by no means a proper emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati of America who have driven all the King birds from our country…"
In an Eagle's Heart the true character of the Bald Eagle is revealed, and like people, there are those with an Eagle's heart, and those without.
Look to the north.