I just wish that the state of New Mexico would change its name to something else. Something more "American." I really dislike the name and I don't even live there.
It is appropriate however as you can see we are a third world country.
The license plates do say "New Mexico USA", just so there's no confusion.
Maybe the whole state will be named after Bill Richardson, like Byrd in WV writ large.
New Mexico is mostly Hispanic and has been forever....a heaven for Gringos with money and artists.
New Mexico was named as a geographical balance for "New England".
It's a wonderful place, and the name fits it. We lived there two years and loved almost every minute of it. I just wish the place wasn't so corrupt. Then again, I can't think of an uncorrupt place . . .
What would you suggest to re-name my state? Really West Texas? East California (I know that Arizona is in the way, but not really when you think about it). How about name it New New York, oh wait, New York isn't an American name, it is named after Yorkshire....Similar with New Hampshire, come to think about it. Maybe we can name it New Virginia....no, I don't want another state named after a Monarch, that is definatly Un-American, in my Humble New Mexican opinion.
I welcome your suggestions.