God and Man in Fargo: The Faith of Our Fathers Is the Key to Reclaiming America’s Greatness


It took less than a week for the school board in Fargo, North Dakota to reverse its decision to stop taking the oath of allegiance before its meetings. A skirmish has been won. The war continues.

In the hallowed name of inclusivity, the Fargo School Board had voted 7 to 2 to end the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance before its meetings. After public outcry and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum pushing for legislation to guarantee the ability to say the pledge before all public meetings, anti-pledge forces hastily retreated.

The initial decision was led by board member Seth Holden, who called the pledge a (oh, no!) “non-inclusive act.”

Since the word God in the pledge is capitalized, “The text clearly refers to the Judeo-Christian god and therefore does not include any other religions such as Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, all of which are practiced by our staff and students,” Mr. Holden explained.

Imagine the trauma endured by members of these religions walking around with pieces of paper in their pockets proclaiming, “In God We Trust.” They must send them to me immediately so that they can be disposed of properly.

Using its megaphones in education and the media, the left constantly distorts the connection between God and America. As far as the average product of public education knows, Muslims landed at Plymouth Rock, the founding fathers were Hindus, and the Normandy American Cemetery is full of graves marked with Dharma prayer wheels.

Yet the Declaration of Independence contains no less than five non-inclusive references to “Nature’s God”, “Creator”, “Supreme Judge of the World”, and “Divine Providence”.

All of our 45 presidents have been sworn in on a Bible containing the Old and New Testaments, despite the psychic pain thus inflicted on atheists, agnostics, Wiccans and Zoroastrians forced to attend the non-inclusive ceremonies.

It takes a studious act of will to ignore the reality that America was founded on these values ​​common to Judaism and Christianity. You will not find ideas such as “Justice, you will pursue justice” in the Quran, the Bhagavad Gita, or the teachings of the Buddha.

An America not founded on Judeo-Christian principles would be unrecognizable. It might sound like Pakistan or India – where Muslims and Hindus have spent decades since independence (and centuries before) happily killing each other – when not killing Christians. Non-Western religions have no tradition of tolerance.

Fargo School Board President Tracie Newman had said she wanted to replace the pledge with a “shared statement of intent that would bring us together” at the start of meetings — such a “wake-up” manifesto could acknowledge the primacy of race, the goal of social justice, the obligation to fight against fossil fuels and the need to eliminate all restrictions on sexual expression.

Since the Enlightenment, the priority of revolutionaries around the world has been to replace the God of the Bible with one of many secular “isms” – atheism, egalitarianism, collectivism, nationalism and racism among them.

This campaign has invariably ended in guillotines and gulags, cultural revolutions and killing fields.

It is the non-inclusive Judeo-Christian tradition that has kept us away from these maniacal attempts to remake humanity.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn said: “The failures of human conscience, deprived of its divine dimension, have been decisive in all the great crimes of this century.

Examining the tragic history of his country, Solzhenitsyn explains: “The subtle poisons of secularism permeated the educated classes during the 19th century and paved the way for Marxism. By the time of the Revolution, the faith had practically disappeared in Russian educated circles.

Sound familiar?

There is no area of ​​modern American life where progressives wield more power than education – with everything from critical race theory to gender ideology. Polls show that the more time one spends in a progressive park, the less likely they are to believe in God.

Raging battles, unthinkable a few years ago, now dot the cultural landscape. Who could have predicted that a Virginia gubernatorial race would result in contentious school committee meetings, or that parents who opposed brainwashing would be branded domestic terrorists by the US Attorney General? United ?

To successfully reshape humanity, progressives must substitute their god (call it progress, equality or democracy) for ours. This is why a simple oath, taken before public meetings, is of vital importance.

It is a recognition of the roots of the American order and the key to regaining our greatness.

• Don Feder is a former Boston Herald writer and syndicated columnist.


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