For Immediate Release – An Open Letter to Mississippi State Representative D. Stephen Holland (D)
Marshall, MN – contact information
Dear Rep. Holland,
We were astonished to learn of your bill, HB150, to rename the Gulf of Mexico the “Gulf of America.”
Apparently you don’t take your responsibilities seriously. Surely the State of Mississippi has more pressing matters to attend to than this. Did you stop to think of the expense of rewriting textbooks or changing maps?
For that matter, did you stop to think about what this bill would do to Mississippi’s reputation? If this bill passes the legislature and is signed into law, perhaps it is time to rename the Mississippi River. After all, sharing a name with a state that wants to rewrite maps out of disdain for Mexicans would be a disgrace to the rest of the nation.
The Lincoln River would be a suitable substitute name, in honor of a great man, don’t you think?
We call on you to withdraw your bill and spare us all further embarrassment.
President, Cafe Con Leche Republicans