San Antonio Conservation Society
Dear Mr. MacDougal,
Congratulations on winning your court battle to block the city for renaming a street after Cesar Chavez. As your lawyer said, "It is very important that we protect the integrity of our history, and that includes objecting to changing street names."
That's an important point, especially now that the city's Hispanic population is edging above the two-thirds mark. I think Council Reed Williams put it well when he said:
It feels like a political majority is pushing its will, and it doesn’t have to.Good God, they might begin treating us the same way we treated them.
The political majority should concern us all, particularly for a group of folks that have been in the minority that are moving to a majority.
Thankfully, all it takes is a quick look at the San Antonio Conservation Society's governing board to see that your organization is conserving the old ways. With names like Schreckenghost, Van Cleave, Hall, Richardson, Avellar, Turner, Smith, Hinkson, and MacDougal, it's obvious your board has resisted any effort to become more representative of your community.
Maybe you should push to rename a street after Reagan? Wait, it's already been done. How about naming one after Larry the Cable Guy?
Gen JC Christian, patriot