Letter: Big problems exist in the US, but North Dakota place names aren’t one of them – Grand Forks Herald
Our benevolent and protective “Big Brother” in Washington, DC, currently sits idly by as hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens cross the southern border every month; rape, murder and mayhem are happening every day in major cities across our country as some politicians continue to call to “defund the police” and inflation hits every one of us in our pocketbooks.
Oh, but Big Brother is watching over us. The recently created 13-member Derogatory Geographic Names Task Force, which involves labor (or is it “people power”?), the time and effort of eight federal agencies, investigated more than 650 names submitted and 300 additional names “by consultation” and nominate seven names involving unoccupied population locations on federal lands in six states that contain the name “Squaw”. I’m hesitant to try to figure out the cost-benefit ratio (an old federal requirement before we spend our taxes) to come up with this list of seven names.
I don’t know about the rest of you reading these comments, but this is an Irish American who will sleep so much better knowing that Big Brother is no longer going to license the name or even deliver the mail to Squaw Gap, D.D. North (if they do now).