To the editor:
We should welcome Cubans. They crave freedom.
When I was 10, in 1954, my parents and their church sponsored a family from post WW2 Latvia. Years in “Displaced Persons camp”. Over-run by the Nazi’s, but safe, because the Nazis wanted food from farmers.
Latvia was gifted to Russia at the end of the War. They were trashed and thrashed off their farm, their daughter taken away and never heard from again. Russia wanted everything. Control, subjugation, prisoners. Our friends never got their daughter or their farm back. Penniless.
I learned the value of freedom and America as a 10-year-old. Baked into me still!
The next family was from Indonesia under Sukarno the dictator. Just as brutal, inhumane. Educated mother picked grubs doing fieldwork, to feed her sons.
All Hail freedom in the United States of America – even with our “never satisfied” problems.
Doug Richmond, Underhill