Letter to the editor: Lessons from Oz

To the editor:

On a recent Sunday the Lawrence All British Car Club shared the delights of the Tulip Festival in the town of Wamego. This is a small Kansas town that identifies with the story of “The Wizard of Oz,” and it personifies the wonderful, comforting spirit of being safe and being home.

Today we have thousands of Dorothys at our southern border displaced from a tornado of violence and uncertainty. They have traveled to a distant land without the guidance of a Yellow Brick Road or a friendly Witch of the North. Now they are stopped by a menacing Oz, who corrals their fortunes, as he hasn’t the brain, the courage or the heart to see these people for what they are: just like you and me, without a safe place to call home. They know and we have forgotten: “There is no place like home!”

Alan Miller,

Baldwin City


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