Posted by Gayle on July 06, 2000 at 18:30:06:
Hope I don't get in trouble for copywrite infringement or anything for passing this along, but I thought in light of our Board discussions of "The Patriot" you might find this interesting. It is part of a letter to today's Dallas Morning News.
. . . . I am also dismayed when the majority of our movie-going citizenry would rather spend the dollars earned in our land of opportunity to see a fishing boat story than share in the seeds of liberty brought to the screen in The Patriot. I acknowledge that The Patriot is a bloody, violent, cruel movie about the Revolutionary War. What do we think happened in 1776 and during the years and struggles that followed? I also acknowledge that the movie is inaccurate in many respects. But it is not necessary, in my opinion, that we know the name of every battlefield, general, or town engaged in the struggle. It is, however, imperative that they know how all-encompassing the struggle and sacrifice was that paid for the freedom we enjoy today. What better time to educate our children about the fight for independence than the July 4th holiday? There are billions of people in the world who do not know what it is to be free. Let each of us resolve to do more to celebrate America by keeping its rich history and heritage alive in our own lives and in the lives of our families.
JIM PARROW, Coppell, Texas
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