posted on Dec, 13 2012 @ 11:15 PM
I don't know about this, at first glance I'd say "What the hell are these people thinking?" but, once I've had a chance to think about it I'm
thinking maybe it's not so bad. If none of the people voting for it could relate to the other choices and could to the Outlaw, I can mostly
understand that. I think where I still have my most hesitance, is that it was a school that named for an outlaw. I have zero problem with an area that
he used as a hideout being named after him as mentioned in the source.
I really don't think it's really that big of a deal. I don't know if there are any public institutions named after Billy the Kid or Jesse and Frank
James, but it wouldn't surprise me if there were. The James Brothers, John Dillanger, and Bonnie and Clyde were actual or borderline folk heroes, the
James because of Confederate sympathies after the war and the others because of the hatred of banks during the Depression. As a matter of fact, there
are several US military bases named after men who rose up in arms against the United States in rebellion. Forts Lee, Benning, and Bragg are the first
three that come to mind.
One of the most important things to keep in mind, is what are the motivations of both the original story, any news aggregator sites, and even the OP
have in posting it. The source seems pretty much a local interest story, I'm not aware of any partisan news sites linking it, and I'm willing to
give the OP the benefit of the doubt that they are posting this simply as an interesting story to discuss here despite the tone of the OP. I'd
honestly like to know more about Senor Vasquez to form a better opinion.