Bob, the closing statement is powerful stuff! (I really like it!) Who will it piss off? Are you ready to piss them off? Do you think the real reason the change you request has not been considered may be financial? What will it cost to make the change?
I replied to Bill:
Yes, the closing statement is powerful, on purpose. I’m glad you liked it. I was worried that you would find it TOO offensive. Am I ready to piss off some people? I guess so. I have nothing personal to lose, and I might even gain JPT’s acceptance, begrudging though it may be. I just think the whole process within TPWD is scandalous from the perspective of professional historians, and that practice needs to be exposed, challenged, and changed. Even the Texas historians that I consulted did not know how and by whom the San Jacinto decisions are made. It’s going to be very interesting to see how it all plays out. You’ll be on the next-exciting-episode notification list!