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Letter: School board members failed to recognize America's history

Sims writes, "Voting to discontinue saying the Pledge of Allegiance because it includes “under God” was not a wise decision. It was not only an unpatriotic decision, but a foolish one."

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Concerning Forum article, the “ Fargo School Board to longer recite the Pledge of Allegiance ,” Seth Holden and the other six scholars on the Fargo School Board failed to consider America’s history. God is spoken and referred to many times by our Founding Fathers, and God is inscribed on many of our national monuments. So does aligning with the school’s "diversity" mean denying America’s historical facts? Need I remind Holden and the other board members that “In God We Trust” is written on their dollars and cents.

Holden says the pledge does not fit in with the “school district’s principles of inclusion.” Since he brought the issue up for a vote, I think it did not fit his principles of inclusion. But here is the hypocrisy. Not reciting the Pledge of Allegiance because of the words “under God” goes precisely against the “school districts principles of inclusion” as it excludes those who believe in or even acknowledge God.

The Bible says, “Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom” (Prov 9:10). St Paul was also inspired by God to write, “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight” (1 Cor 3:19). Voting to discontinue saying the Pledge of Allegiance because it includes “under God” was not a wise decision. It was not only an unpatriotic decision, but a foolish one.

Ken Sims lives in Moorhead.

This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

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