The left has been trying to rewrite our history by removing all things confederate from the public square, but the people in one Texas town weren’t having any of it.
Parents in the Austin ISD School District were outraged when the leftist members of the school board announced that there was an effort underway to change the name of the Robert E. Lee Elementary School, so they fought back in the only manner they knew how; an epic trolling campaign. The School Board asked the community for help in renaming the school, and it’s safe to say they likely won’t be trying that again after the responses they received.
KXAN reported that numerous names were submitted through a public forum then people were allowed to vote on them. A screengrab from the local news showed some of the top contenders.
However, according to KXAN, the top nomination was for “Donald J. Trump Elementary School,” and you can guess how well that went over with the far-left ideologues running the district.
From KXAN, via the Gateway Pundit:
The recommendations for the future name of Robert E. Lee Elementary in Austin were released, Friday.
On March 28, the Austin ISD board voted to rename the school, after hearing feedback from the community and school parents. While the board asked for recommendations, they will have final say on the name, regardless of number of nominations.
Security has been increased at the school as a precaution.
Top 10 renaming recommendations — sorted by most nominated:
** Donald J. Trump Elementary: 45 nominations
** Robert E. Lee Elementary: 34 nominations
** Russell Lee Elementary: 32 nominations
** Harper Lee Elementary: 30 nominations
** Elisabet Ney Elementary: 15 nominations
** Lee Elementary: 13 nominations
** Adolf Hitler School for Friendship and Tolerance: 8 nominations
** Waller Creek Elementary: 8 nominations
** Dr. Frances J. Nesmith Elementary School: 7 nominations
** Guy Bizzell Elementary: 6 nominations
Some of the more notable, but less voted names include:
Adam Lanza’s School of Fun, Bee Movie, Bleeding Heart Liberal Elementary, Boaty McBoatface Elementary School, Forgetting the Past Dooms You to Repeat It Elementary, Garfunkel, Hypothetical Perfect Person Memorial Elementary School, John Cena Elementary and Schooly McSchoolerson.
Of course, despite the wishes from the community that pays for the school with their taxes, the school board did what they wanted anyway and ignored the people. Ultimately, they decided on the “Russell Lee Elementary School,” naming it after a photographer.
But while the arrogant elitists running the district ignored the will of the people, the community undoubtedly sent them a strong message. It’s just too bad people like this rarely pick up on hints no matter how obvious they are.