Denali vs. McKinley

on September 2, 2015

By virtual presidential decree, the tallest mountain on the continent will be renamed from Mt. McKinley to Denali, which means “high one” or “great one” in local tribal language.  Apparently Alaska politicians long wanted federal recognition for the traditional name even though the mountain has been named after the former president for over a century, long before Alaska statehood or the arrival of most Alaskan population.

Denali reportedly played a role in ancient tribal creation mythology.  Tribal persons number several thousand and only a fraction speak the language from which the word Denali emerged.   Presumably few if any still fully adhere to the old religion.  But there is an irresistable chic to indigenous culture against which a nearly forgotten rotund old white male Republican Protestant has little to no chance in today’s public conversation.

William McKinley has lost his mountain but he deserves to be remembered and honored.  He came from a pious anti-slavery Methodist family and joined the Union army at age 18, serving all four years of the war, often in combat, and heroically, during which he cast his first presidential vote for Abraham Lincoln.  He was on the field at Antietam, the bloodiest day in America’s history.

After the war he toiled as a self made man, becoming a lawyer, and distinguishing himself for defending striking coal miners pro bono.  His rise through Ohio politics was constant and marked by steady integrity, as a popular congressman and governor.  He won election as President by wide majorities, sweeping northern cities with his appeal to laborers and immigrants.

McKinley and his wife lost both their children when very young, after which Mrs. McKinley suffered from depression and seizures, to which her husband responded with decades of protective devotion.

In the White House McKinley presided over prosperity, a surging population and accelerating industrialization.  Avoiding polarizing rhetoric, he was affable to all, unpretentious and unthreatened by ambitious rivals. He spoke for civil rights for black people for which there was little public support.  A friend to Catholic bishops, he stood against religious bigotry, for which he was condemned. He was arguably the first president to support women’s voting rights.  Appalled by overseas persecution of Jews, he was an early supporter of Zionism.  As a Civil War veteran, the last one to win the presidency, he hated and resisted the push for war against Spain.  But the war he eventually declared was fought quickly and victoriously, making America a great power.

McKinley was assassinated at the height of his popularity, urging mercy for his madman killer, dying amid prayers and hymns.  His Christian faith was lifelong and constant, having given himself as a youth to Christ at a Methodist altar.  Faithful to his wife, he was a regular church goer and Sunday school superintendent.  Together they hosted hymn sings at the White House while avoiding public sanctimony. He rarely imbibed but was skeptical of his church’s push for Prohibition.

A Methodist leader hailed McKinley after his death as their church’s “most conspicuous layman” who had “commanded armies, declared wars, overthrown kingdoms, crushed tyrants, and lifted up the downtrodden.” When he was “stricken by foul murder,” he prayed for “his destroyer,” and whispered “God’s will, not ours, be done.”

McKinley with decency and understatement advocated a broad society where all could seek happiness, protected by law.  He helped usher in the better parts of what would often be a bloodthirsty and horrible century.  He’s overshadowed by his flamboyant successor, but there never would have been a President Teddy Roosevelt without McKinley.

Personally, I find the life of William McKinley more inspirational and more relevant to today’s world than the uncreative name from a dead religion and nearly dead language that now attaches to his mountain.  But maybe McKinley doesn’t need an Alaska chunk of ice, however magnificent, to signify his accomplishments.  What was said of architect Christopher Wren is even more true of the martyred President:  “If you seek his monument, look around you.”

  1. Comment by ron_goodman on September 2, 2015 at 7:09 am

    As far as I know, it was just named Denali, not “Mt. Denali”.

  2. Comment by tpartygramma on September 2, 2015 at 8:20 am

    I thought that “Denali” was the name of an SUV.

  3. Comment by EqualTime on September 2, 2015 at 7:13 am

    Perhaps it would be more fitting to find an Ohio landmark to name for this fine man?

  4. Comment by tpartygramma on September 2, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Don’t try to find an apology for this meaningless act of the President of the United States. That is a real “kiss-up” suggestion.

  5. Comment by EqualTime on September 2, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Meaningless because Alaska (ya know, states rights?) has already named it Denali and St. Joan of Alaska referred to it as Denali in her resignation speech?

  6. Comment by Mike Ward on September 2, 2015 at 9:15 am

    As long as anything named after Obama in the future is only in Hawaii.

  7. Comment by MarcoPolo on September 4, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Similarly, like the collection of coloring books that make up the George W. Bush Library in Texas. Quite fitting!

  8. Comment by David Charlton on September 2, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    There aren’t many mountains in Ohio. But there is the McKinley monument in Canton, OH. Not far from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

  9. Comment by RoverSerton on September 2, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Nice way of demeaning the tallest mountain in North America “But maybe McKinley doesn’t need an Alaska chunk of ice”.

  10. Comment by tpartygramma on September 2, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Yes, I agree. That last line was entirely unnecessary and meaningless. It trivializes the this act of the President of the United States in his effort to show his power and impose his will.

  11. Comment by MarcoPolo on September 4, 2015 at 9:20 am

    President Obama is merely trying to rectify a usurpation of the Native culture, and restore a long ago nobility.
    Like cleaning graffiti from a National Monument’s facade.
    Cleansing and restorative!

  12. Comment by John on September 2, 2015 at 11:04 am

    From the space, it is but a dot 🙂

  13. Comment by John S. on September 2, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Pres. McKinley is getting more notice and attention due to the name change than he ever did for having a mountain named after him.

  14. Comment by tpartygramma on September 2, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Thank you for a very beautiful tribute to William McKinley. This shows the intent of the President to bring down our history and his willingness to pander.

  15. Comment by EqualTime on September 2, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Hey, Gram, what’s the connection between accepting what Alaskans have chosen to name the mountain and bringing down our history? And yes, it was a very nice tribute. What if Alaskan’s were able to name the Ohio River the Palin River? How would Ohioan’s react?

  16. Comment by Mike Ward on September 2, 2015 at 9:14 am

    No one cares about history. It’s tragic, but it is true.

  17. Comment by John on September 2, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Obviously a great man and another attempt by our President to denigrate our history. Are you aware that they are going to rename part of US A1A in Riviera Beach in Florida as the Barack Obama highway? I recommend every American call the Riviera Beach City Council and protest. This man has done more to destroy our Constitution than all the other presidents to date.. Naming this highway after him is a disgrace and an affront to all Americans.

  18. Comment by Mike D'Virgilio on September 2, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    The only thing I really knew about McKinley was that he was assassinated, so thank you for sharing this. Pre and Post-Civil War presidents don’t get a lot of attention, but these were incredibly important parts of American history.

  19. Comment by MarcoPolo on September 4, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Nice tribute to the former President, but isn’t it only right to honor the more noble of mankind’s lot…the Native inhabitants?

    Whether any have survived or not, their legacy isn’t that their ‘religion’ has waned or disappeared, it’s the mere notion that (as you aptly stated) a rotund white Republican Protestant should ever hold as much reverence as that of the original peoples.

    DENALI! Yeah, I doubt that GMC is voting against the name change…Ha!

    PS. Dear Mark Tooley, try not to sound so snarky next time…Please?

  20. Comment by kertime on September 5, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks for a fitting tribute to President McKinley. It made me want to read more about him.

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