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Voting on the issue of changing school names is being held throughout the city, but there are indications that it is just political theater.

Some are convinced the liberal School Board will change the names of nine local public schools no matter what the voters say. The estimated cost of $2 million seems irrelevant to the school administration, despite a year of poor-mouthing while seeking a tax increase.

There also is the matter of how the votes are being cast.

Voters can get up to four ballots each, depending on their “stakeholder” status.

One-man, one-vote apparently is not the rule here.

The school administrative determines the voter’s eligibility and status, and thus how many votes the voter may cast.

The dates and times of the votes have been changed several times, leading to confusion.

At some schools, the voting has been very sparse, so a few votes could make the difference.

Voting is being held in each of the nine schools. Currently, elementary and middle schools are being voted upon, and in April the high schools will be holding elections.

The big contest is at Lee and Jackson high schools. Many graduates are outraged that the cancel culture is trying to reshape the history and traditions of Jacksonville.

Robert E. Lee was a highly respected leader of the Confederate Army in the Civil War. Many who attended the school don’t think his name should be removed simply to please liberals.

As for Andrew Jackson – if his name must be removed from the high school, must the name of the city also be changed?

At some point, it becomes too ridiculous.

Clearly, it is not about “justice’ in any form. It is about control. Power is like cocaine to liberals and they are addicted to it. This is an exercise in power and control.

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Lloyd was born in Jacksonville. Graduated from the University of North Florida. He spent nearly 50 years of his life in the newspaper business …beginning as a copy boy and retiring as editorial page editor for Florida Times Union. He has also been published in a number of national newspapers and magazines, as well as Internet sites. Married with children. Military Vet. Retired. Man of few words but the words are researched well, deeply considered and thoughtfully written.

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