I've got to get out of this place

Opinion: Letters To The Editor

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Please don't lecture me about freedom of speech [OPRF students take a knee at Friday night game, News, Oct. 4].

When my father was shoveling coal into a boiler on a ship bringing war material to the Allies in WWII, with heat at 120 degrees, he was not permitted to sit down to protest.

When my Uncle Brook was pinned down in a foxhole for days on end and then when he slowly lost his sanity, he did not sit down to protest.

When my Uncle Kak was fighting on the front lines in Europe, no nice teacher came along and said, "If you prefer to sit down to protest, please do so."

For this you use my hard-earned tax dollars?

I have to get out of this crazy town.

Colette Verdun

Oak Park

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Greg Lewis  

Posted: October 17th, 2017 3:24 PM

These people were not in a foxhole...or a ship at war...or on the front lines of war. They were participating in a football game at a high school. a football GAME at a HIGH SCHOOL. Get the difference?

James Parran  

Posted: October 12th, 2017 8:08 AM

Yeah, I know the feeling. When my mother wasn't allowed to eat at certain restaurants because she was the wrong color- she didn't sit down and protest either.

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