Minot, N.D. — When it comes to being abused by mouth-breathing ingrates, I’m something of an expert.
On a good day, I’m merely an idiot to those people, and my only complaint is that my correspondents are not more expansive in their choice of vocabulary (if they’re going to insult me, they could at least do us both a favor and be creative).
On a bad day, I get threatened. Not so long ago I received a threat to myself and my family credible enough that we had to take security measures at home. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.
So I am not without sympathy as we learn that members of the Fargo School Board, while backtracking, tails between their collective legs , on an ill-considered decision to ban the Pledge of Allegiance from board meetings, have received ugly comments and threats from the public.