Letters to the Editor

July 29, 2014

Change direction

I was born during the Great Depression. Milked cows for milk and raised chickens for eggs.

I was born during the Great Depression. Milked cows for milk and raised chickens for eggs.

During World War II, I mowed grass for 50 cents; half went for war bonds and half for school clothes. I dropped out of high school, mopped floors and washed dishes at Harris Hospital with a second job as a stock boy for Leonard’s Department Store.

Was I ever out of work? No, I have worked since I was 5. Did I ever draw unemployment? No.

My children and grandchildren will be fine if we can have a true conservative revolution and get away from progressive “share the resources” redistribution of wealth.

If we don’t change directions, the only children who will have a chance are those of the progressive elite.

— Jim Mershon, Mansfield

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