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It is important to teach the “real story”

On Wednesday’s Fox News Primetime show, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (right) spoke out on growing criticism of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Noem told host Sean Duffy that there was “real hatred in this country” for the nation’s past. She advised that the way to defend it is to teach the true story of Thanksgiving.

“The real hatred in this country, I think, for our history, we have to recognize that it has been around for a very long time, even though it is not something that so many people in the country have been aware of, and that we we have achieved has taken place, and it continues to take place in so many parts of this country, ”Noem lamented.

“You know, and at this point, Governor, we see that now more than ever, the right, the left, the left are attacking history. They are attacking Thanksgiving,” Duffy said.

“So I guess the question for you is, how do we actually stand up for it?” What should we do as Americans, leaders like you as governors or parents? How do we defend history and Thanksgiving to ensure we preserve it for future generations? ” He asked.

“You tell the story and you educate people, use every opportunity, you have to be in front of a group to share the real story of what happened,” Noem replied. “This is one of the reasons that when we focus on our Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum, we make sure that we are going to get children to read the Declaration of Independence. We’re going to get them to read the Thanksgiving story and what really happened so that we can’t let people twist it and lie about it and use it for a program that they want to fundamentally change this country.

She continued, “So our foundation was built on people seeking freedom. They came here to free themselves from tyranny and wanted a democracy and a Republic where they could make choices for themselves. And these Plymouth Pilgrims learned that through their partnership and work with Native Americans, they could be successful in this country after very difficult times. And they did. And that is why we are all here today.

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