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Rebrand Lee county Fl. To honor Bruce Lee
One of Southwest Florida's most prominent counties, Lee County, is named for Civil War Confederate general Robert E. Lee. It's time to stop idolizing these Confederate soldiers. Ending racism includes the removal of racist figures, statues, and idols across the south. We propose this petition to rebrand Lee County, Florida, in an effort to continue the battle to eradicate racism in the United States. One of the biggest issues about changing the name of the county is the high cost involved with, but what if the cost would be very minimum, and most of it would be just changing the narrative?That’s why we propose to rebrand the county to Bruce Lee County. Lee is considered by commentators, critics, media, and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist of all time and a pop culture icon of the 20th century, who bridged the gap between East and West. He is credited with helping to change the way Asians were presented in American films. Lee was born in both the hour and the year of the Dragon, which according to tradition is a strong and fortuitous omen. We are not trying to change our past, we are trying to improve our future, and what better way than use an inspiring, positive influential figure as our namesake.