A New Bill Is Proposing A Dolly Parton Statue At The Tennessee Capitol

There's no better way to honor someone than to build a statue in their honor!

To have a permanent tribute to your impact and legacy standing tall in an important location has got to be one of the best feelings in the world, and in my opinion, I think Dolly Parton deserves to feel it! So does Tennessee Representative John Mark Windle as evidenced by a new bill he's put forward.

Not only is Dolly Parton an icon in Tennessee (and everywhere else), the state is in need of some new statues.

There has been huge push to replace statues of Confederate generals and other statues of similar nature (like the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a general and a leader of the Ku Klux Klan) in the state, and Dolly seems like the perfect fit!

Tennessee Rep. John Mark Windle has put forward a new bill proposing that a statue of Dolly be erected at the state Capitol.

The statue would be "to recognize her for all she has contributed to this state," according to the proposal.

It would be paid for by The Dolly Parton Fund, and the public would have a say in the design as well!

Windle made a pretty good argument.

"At this point in history, is there a better example, not just in America but in the world, of a leader that is kind, decent, passionate human being?" He said.

Personally, I'm struggling to think of anyone who deserves it as much as Dolly!

"(She's) a passionate person who loves everyone, and everyone loves her."

What do you think? Should Dolly be honored with a statue at the Capitol, or should they leave things the way they stand now? Let us know how you feel in the comments section below!

h/t: Tennessean