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ACLU is a millstone

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A young junior Pillager High School student has a far better perspective on what is happening in our public schools and is not afraid to speak out, whereas, too many adults would rather hide their heads in the sand in order not offend. Offend whom? Have we all become like sheep?

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I am referring to the letter in the Dec. 7 Dispatch entitled "Religion in schools!" It has come to pass in this country where one person can dictate that there will be not allowed in public schools even public places, prayer, Christmas or the portrayal of the nativity scene according to the "Separation of State and Church." In the amendment to our constitution, Article I states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof!" There is no mention of "Separation of State and Church" to be found in our Constitution! Unfortunately, too many members of Congress ignore the Constitution, despite the fact that on becoming a member they take an oath to uphold it. Which is it? Uphold or ignore or do whatever they please despite the vote of the people! Undoubtedly, there are some in Congress who do take the Constitution seriously. Look up Senator Judge Black who in the 1940s started this whole mess resulting in the organization of the ACLU which has become a millstone around the necks of the American people. Recently, 137 Tennessee public schools received warning letters from the ACLU not to emphasize Christmas and forbidding children to say Merry Christmas. Why? Because the school would be guilty of indoctrinating children to Christianity but it was OK to talk about Allah, Kwanza, etc. Despite the progressive ACLU warnings, I will continue to wish each and everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Dolores Zaske

Pine River

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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