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Native American, Hispanic history forever intertwined

First off, Hispanics did not have a monopoly on savagery; there was prehistoric warfare between tribes, it was not invented by the Europeans.

The constant attacks and attempts at historical revisionist history have chipped away at higher education and have divided this nation rather learning to build as our ancestors have done.

Americans are such a mixture we should not focus on solely the past, which for some is negative energy. Another perspective is to focus on the many good things that were brought to this nation by Europeans.

The Constitution protects each of us and I feel it is worth defending together.

If every culture could go back, which one would not have to do some repentance? Noted Historian Marc Simmons one said, “History is not for sissies … every group welded the ax and sword.”

It is time to acknowledge history, good and bad.

Hispanic families were murdered in the San Lorenzo Massacre, aka, the 1680 Pueblo Revolt, should Hispanics ask for everything Indian to be taken down because it offends us? When does it stop?

When I hear Indian bread made in hornos, Indian tacos, Navajo churro sheep, Indian painted ponies, Indian jewelry, the phrases are not accurate because the Spanish brought all of these items.

The Spanish taught the indigenous how to make and deal with these things but feel no credit is given. Instead there are constant attacks to bury our Hispanic culture.

How many even know our state’s history and that the Villa de Albuquerque was founded in 1706? Our mayor and City Council did not even care enough to celebrate the Villa de Albuquerque’s birthday in Old Town on Saturday. Neither did any of the schools, Boy Scouts, Girls Scout or other community groups. So should we change the name to Balloon City?

Political correctness taken too far will eradicate higher education and common sense. Are we raising an overly sensitive nation?

Will you support keeping the historic University of New Mexico seal?

Those who come from out of state and do not pay taxes, nor realize all pueblos have fared well in New Mexico, I feel should not have a say in our tax dollars.

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