Bill Thomas: Diversity is the spice of life

January 31, 2019

Editor: Wednesday’s News-Herald contained another attempt by Fred Barber to lay false claim to the fact that our founding fathers did not in any way want America to be associated with any particular religion. Fred, do you remember why the pilgrims came to America? To flee religious persecution. Allow me to quote from the Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble Fred also quoted the King James Bible’s definition of diversity, as division. I think most of us use modern day dictionaries or Google to define words that are unfamiliar to us, and here is what 2,000 years later came up with for the word diversity: “The condition or result of being changeable.” Like Grandpappi used to say, “Diversity is the spice of life !”

Bill Thomas

Lake Havasu City

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