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Letter to the editor: Let's judge people for their character

How embarrassing for Minnesotans to have a congresswoman like Ilhan Omar. First, she wrongly accuses the kids from Covington Catholic High School, saying they had taunted five black men and saying terrible things about rape. We now know all of th...

How embarrassing for Minnesotans to have a congresswoman like Ilhan Omar.

First, she wrongly accuses the kids from Covington Catholic High School, saying they had taunted five black men and saying terrible things about rape. We now know all of these things were false and that the congresswomen jumped to conclusions simply because the kids were white.

Showing no honor or remorse for her actions she quietly deleted the tweet and, of course, did not apologize for her actions. The truth was that these kids were being taunted by people from the black Israelites and called "crackers." This, of course, is equivalent to a white person wrongly using the "n" word.

Next, the congresswomen made disparaging remarks about Jews and was forced to apologize - not voluntarily apologize, but forced by members of her own party.

Finally, we know she also asked for leniency for people that were going to go fight for ISIS against America.

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These actions show she has no moral or ethical compass and that she is both a bigot and a racist. Imagine what else she can embarrass us about as she serves in the next couple of years.

I prefer to follow the advice of Martin Luther King by judging people on the content of the character, not the color of their skin or their faith. Clearly, the congresswomen does not believe in that path.

Dale Probasco,

Backus

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