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Letter: Big issues exist in the United States, but North Dakota place names isn’t one of them

I hesitate to try to figure the cost to benefit ratio (an old federal requirement before spending our tax dollars) on coming up with that list of seven names.

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Our benevolent and protective “Big Brother” in Washington, D.C., is currently sitting back doing nothing as hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens flood across the southern border every month; rape, murder and mayhem occur everyday in major cities across our country while some politicians continue to call to “defund the police,” and inflation hits every one of us in our pocket book.

Oh, but Big Brother is looking out for us. The recently created 13-member Derogatory Geographic Names Task Force, which involves manpower (or is that “people power”?), time and effort of eight federal agencies, has investigated 650-plus names submitted and an additional 300 names “through consultation” and come up with seven names involving unoccupied population places on federal lands in six states that contain the name of “Squaw.” I hesitate to try to figure the cost to benefit ratio (an old federal requirement before spending our tax dollars) on coming up with that list of seven names.

I don't know about the rest of those reading these comments, but this is one American of Irish descent who will sleep so much better knowing Big Brother is no longer going to allow the name or even deliver mail to Squaw Gap, North Dakota (if they do now).

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