Tulsa World a must

Tulsa World - - Opinion - Carolyn Crump, Tulsa Cathy McFar­land, Nowata An­drew Per­rine, Tulsa Mark Sav­age, Tulsa

LET­TERS TO THE EDI­TOR

We all need the Tulsa World news­pa­per. I read it ev­ery day. When­ever I go on va­ca­tion or out of town, I al­ways go by the down­town of­fice and col­lect the is­sues I missed while I was away.

As a small child reared in north Tulsa, I of­ten read the pa­per to my fa­ther, who was not pro­fi­cient in read­ing.

Tulsa has a great daily pa­per. I con­tinue to read it ev­ery day. When my sched­ule gets re­ally busy, and I am un­able to read the pa­per on cer­tain days, I sim­ply put it aside to read later in the week. about these re­mark­able peo­ple. I think these ar­ti­cles are the very best part of the World. They serve the com­mu­nity by call­ing at­ten­tion to our vet­er­ans and of­fer­ing much needed in­spi­ra­tion.

My com­pli­ments as an avid reader and re­tired jour­nal­ist. Ok­la­homans prac­tice all faiths, in­clud­ing no faith at all. Sen. Wayne Shaw, R-Grove, seems to be­lieve that our na­tional motto was founded as “In God We Trust.” Per­haps he is in need of a his­tory les­son. This motto was cre­ated in 1956 in an at­tempt to take the moral high ground against the “athe­is­tic” com­mu­nists. This was well af­ter the lives of our found­ing fa­thers, who be­lieved in choice of re­li­gion, not forc­ing Chris­tian­ity on the pop­u­lous. Our Found­ing Fa­thers chose “E Pluribus Unum,” or “Out of Many, One.”

Given Sen. Shaw's Found­ing Fa­thers ar­gu­ment, I won­der if he would con­sider this as an his­tor­i­cally ac­cu­rate al­ter­na­tive. things as chang­ing school names (Colum­bus, Chouteau, Jack­son, Lee and Ford). I will rest a lot eas­ier know­ing that I don't have to see the name of Mr. Chouteau, who was a vi­cious an­i­mal abuser be­cause he was a “fur trader.”

You peo­ple have got to be kid­ding! Su­per­in­ten­dent Gist must not have much to do.

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