On the road to Balkanization

BY YOUR NAME Staff Writer email@opubco.com Published: June 19, 2013

Regarding “Court says man can sue over ‘rain god' tags” (News, June 12): Oklahoma has long used Indian symbols on public things because of our proud heritage of Indian tribal lands and people. Some folks were bothered by crosses on license tags before, but we found out they were Indian symbols of stars. I don't mind symbols of historical significance that may have some religious connotation, as the people who came here were religious. The Indians came first, so it's only fair to use their symbols.

This nation appears to be on the road to Balkanization (the splintering into religious or political groups who hate everyone who differs even slightly). More tolerance of the differences we share is needed. We don't need to walk in lock step chanting the national mantra, whatever it may be. I'm beginning to believe that tolerance for others is one of the greatest virtues.

Georgia Sparks, Edmond

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