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Letter: It's time for new representation in North Dakota

Svenningsen writes, "I was very disappointed to learn that although the current special legislative session should be focused on how to spend the windfall North Dakota has received, they have taken up the issue of critical race theory. This isn’t even being taught in our schools. How nice of them to take time to ban it."

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Henrik Voldal, in his Nov. 3rd letter, " Donald Trump does not reflect North Dakotans' values ," ended with a question: “What do you think?” I say that he was spot on! I couldn’t have said it better. I, too, fear for the future of our democracy.

Voldal was more focused on the federal government, but I’ve been thinking a lot about our state government. I was very disappointed to learn that although the current special legislative session should be focused on how to spend the windfall North Dakota has received, they have taken up the issue of critical race theory. This isn’t even being taught in our schools. How nice of them to take time to ban it.

Doing away with vaccine mandates - great idea - we should do away with a tool that offers protection for people. It reminds me of the last session where they decided that it was time to rescind the state’s ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment because I guess it’s not important to stand up for women’s rights.

Next I’m sure they will want to fashion an abortion law like Texas has so that we can encourage people to stalk and report women who they think might want to get an abortion - that will certainly foster a sense of community. I think we need some new people in the Legislature!

Ranee Svenningsen lives in Valley City, N.D.

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