For me, it's always Teddy Roosevelt, no question.
Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon a list of Richard Nixon's environmental actions.
The ol' Watergate wonder, who once likened environmentalists to a bunch of animals, was actually responsible for many of the acts that protect our country's precious natural resources.
It's true; you learn something new every day.
In response to intense political pressure from concerned citizens in 1972, Nixon went all-out to placate his conservation-minded constituency.
Ah, those were the days.
It wasn't so long ago that citizens took precedence in this country. Today, it seems the only way we might regain our influence is to ban together, stick an "Inc." at the end of our collective names, and throw our paychecks at the president.