MINOT, N.D. — While observing, during my recent time off, the eruption of public opinion over the decision by the Fargo School Board to cease reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at its meetings, I found myself feeling much the same way as Randall Wehler, who wrote, in a letter to the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, that he felt dismay over the decision.
In making his argument, Wehler juxtaposed to recent headlines. First the one about the school board taking up their anti-Pledge position. Second, the one about newly minted U.S. citizens reciting the Pledge at a local baseball game .
“In reading these stories, I felt a sense of disconnection,” Wehler wrote .
Me too, friend.
There is a popular movement in America to deride our nation. To portray it as being founded by evil men seeking evil outcomes. To hear some tell it, America’s history can only be seen through the lens of injustice.