Letter to the Editor: Freedoms lost
BY Elaine Delaune, Tulsa
Friday, September 28, 2012
9/28/12 at 2:59 AM
I was a young girl in the 1930s. Evelyn Moss remembered World War II ration coupons ("Health rationing," Sept. 9). I worked at the ration board. Rationing was needed to supply the needs of our troops. People were not denied the coupons they needed. Before the war we did not have TV but we saw world news at the movie shows between the cartoons and the main feature.
What happened in Europe has haunted me to this day. Freedoms were taken a little at a time until people lost jobs, homes, businesses and then all churches. Many older people were loaded in box cars to be taken to furnaces and burned to death.
We have already lost many freedoms - at Christmas time in our own yards and what a state courthouse is allowed to display on lawns. Parents sitting in the stands (all different faiths) are not allowed to pray for safety for the young boys on the field. No one is trying to convert the other, just safety for the teams.
We need to wake up and try to regain what we have lost or we will end up like Europe - no place of worship or prayer was left standing. Speak out and pray for freedom.
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