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America is land of religious liberty

How sad for America and religious liberty that a school board in Maryland has stripped the school calendar of the names of Christian and Jewish holidays to please a handful of Muslim protesters (“To appease Muslims, school district drops Christian, Jewish holidays from calendar,” Web, Nov. 12). Christmas, Easter, Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah will no longer be welcome in that county’s public schools. 

Why does a small minority always get its way and the much-larger majority is forced change its customs and beliefs and bow to the demands? Our country’s founding was secured in the Judeo-Christian nation, despite president President Barack Obama’s erroneous declarations in 2008 that this is no longer the case.

Immigrants who come to America have always been expected to assimilate and learn our language. Most come here because they want to be Americans. If they don’t accept that, then they shouldn’t come here. Let’s stop changing our American ideals to please the whims of people who refuse to take up our way of life.


Mike Gordon

Albert Lea