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N.D. governor pushes bill to guarantee Pledge of Allegiance at schools, gov't meetings

Added 08-16-22 09:22:01am EST - “North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said he is pushing the state Legislature to guarantee the opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools and government meetings.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “N.D. governor pushes bill to guarantee Pledge of Allegiance at schools, gov’t meetings”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said he is pushing the state Legislature to guarantee the opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools and government meetings.

The Republican governor announced the push after the Fargo School Board decided this month to stop reciting the pledge at its meetings.

“America is the land of opportunity. And students in every public school in North Dakota, along with elected governing bodies and those who attend their meetings, should have the opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and express support for the American ideals upon which our country was founded,” Mr. Burgum said Monday. “To that end, our administration is creating a framework for legislation to guarantee that the opportunity exists to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, as other states have done.”

The governor said he enlisted three state lawmakers — Sen. Scott Meyer of Grand Forks and Reps. Pat Heinert of Bismarck and Todd Porter of Manda — to craft the legislation.

They are putting the pledge front-and-center after the Fargo School Board voted 7-2 on Aug. 9 to stop reciting the pledge.

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