Letter to the Editor
South Dakota law
Sunday, July 28, 2019
I seriously doubt that AOC and "The Squad" enjoy the songs of Merle Haggard. That being said, I'd like to introduce them to "The Fightin' Side of Me,” verse one: "I hear people talkin' bad about the way they have to live here in this country, Harpin' on the wars we fight and gripin' 'bout the way things ought be. And I don't mind 'em switchin' sides, and standin' up for things they believe in, But when they're runnin' down our country, man, They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.” There are other, similar verses, but you get the point.
After having a dialog about the above, I'd tell them about the great state of South Dakota, and a law that their Legislature recently enacted. Said law mandates that every public school in the state must display the national motto — "In God We Trust.” And it must be displayed in a prominent place within each school. The school's principal determines the appropriateness of the how and the where. It could be a plaque. It could be a mural. Whatever. The state of South Dakota will even cover the cost of making it happen. Oh, yeah, there's a thing called Mount Rushmore the ladies might want to visit. They might even find it inspiring!
— Bill Kersting, Spencer