Weatherford Democrat

Letters to the Editor

November 26, 2013

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Pardoning traditions

Dear Editor, 

President Obama will get a break from “Obamacare” when he pardons the traditional Thanksgiving turkey. Each of us can also set aside our cares by pardoning a turkey and choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance — one that gives thanks for our good fortune, health and happiness with a life-affirming, cruelty-free feast of vegetables, fruits and grains.

And here are more terrific reasons:

- You will stay alert through the entire football game. 

- You are what you eat. Who wants to be a “butterball”? 

- Your vegetarian kid won’t have to boycott the family dinner.

- You won’t have to call the Poultry Hotline to keep your family alive.

- Fruits and vegetables don’t have to carry government warning labels.

- You won’t sweat the environment and food resources devastation guilt trip.

- You won’t spend a sleepless night wondering how the turkey lived and died.

- Your body will welcome a holiday from saturated fat, cholesterol, and hormones.

Our own dinner this Thanksgiving will feature a “Tofurky,” lentil roast, mashed potatoes, corn stuffing, stuffed squash, candied yams, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. An internet search on “vegetarian Thanksgiving” got us more recipes and other useful information than we could possibly use.

Sincerely, 

Wesley Yellott

Weatherford

 

Twelve years a slave

 

Dear Editor:

The movie 12 Years a Slave is based upon an autobiography by Solomon Northup, who was kidnapped in 1841, transported to New Orleans, and sold into slavery until his rescue 12 years later.  Scholars have verified the accuracy of the book where possible.  The movie is a brutal serving of unpleasant education.

In one scene, the plantation slaves are given a sermon about how their station in life has been ordained by Biblical scriptures.  Likewise, they are also informed that their punishment for attempted escape, substandard work, or insubordination is based upon guidance from the same source.

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