Dear Editor,

The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority is a fraudulent colonial entity that views the former U.S. Army base as part of the State of New Jersey.

In 1778, during the Revolutionary War the U.S. government promised the Lenape that if they helped fight to end British rule, the Lenape would be given sovereign statehood in New Jersey. As of 2016, the U.S. government has yet to hold up their end of the deal - there is not a single reservation even here.

Fort Monmouth is Native American land, the rightful property of the Lenape Nation, and the FMERA lacks clear title. The Lenapes were subject to broken promises, coupled with forced exile to the Mid-western U.S. and Canada.

Bring the Lenape home.

Eric Hafner
Toms River