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Fort Bragg City Council
Regarding the name change for our town:
What kind of lunacy are we committing by even having our city council consider such an act?
Fort Bragg was established in 1857. Well before the civil war. It was named for a General involved in the Mexican-American war, not some Confederate War acts.
We have no Confederate statues to remove. We have no Confederate flags to lower from our flag poles. We have a town named Fort Bragg. That is all.
I would estimate that the majority of our residents have no clue of the history of its name, and probably all the first time tourists only want to know where the fort is.
You want to change names because of some misplaced notions, Then why not change the names of Washington state and Washington D.C. – they were named after a slave owner. Or all the names of California towns with Spanish names? San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, — on and on. They were named by Franciscan priests who enslaved Native Americans. Indiana because it might upset some Native Americans.
Where do you want to stop this idiocy?
How about here and now?
Quit wasting time and money trying to satisfy someone’s idea of political correctness.