“Hey, Lindgren,” the older guy at the lawnmower shop said, “What have you got against the Ten Commandments?”
“What I have against the Ten Commandments onÂ public property is that they say you have to worship the one God, the Christian God.Â Not everyone in Fargo is a Christian” I replied.
“But that’s the American God. If you don’t like it, move to another country.”
“Look, if a baby is born in Fargo in Hindu parents, she will probably be a Hindu.Â She will be an American citizen, right?”
He stopped to think for a moment.Â “Yea. I guess that’s the rule. I guess she would be.”
“And, she will pay taxes just like you and I.Â She should not have to put up with that Commandment.” I said.
He said he liked it when people paid taxes instead of using taxes. I agreed.