Letters to the Editor

Letter written during World War II, still true

The following was written by my grandfather, Warren Kisner, as a letter to the editor of a newspaper in Northern Iowa on November 2, 1944. To my way of thinking what he wrote would apply today as well.

“We all believe that Jesus gave us a philosophy of life that operates for the best conduct of human affairs throughout all time.

“Translated into modern politics it would mean governance by those whose whims are not inspired by greed, avarice, jealousy, or prejudice.

“I believe that if our country is to succeed in maintaining peaceful relations with the rest of the world, we must first have peace within our own country, i.e. promoting honesty, fair dealing, and general “prosperity must be the aim of our laws, not special privilege and legalized robbery.

“We must have foreign and domestic policies founded on justice that will endure scrutiny and that no one can change without express consent of the people.”

I hope you will print it again.

Colleen Higgins

Wellman

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