Moving forward, it is critical that we not take public art for granted.
Responding to Pete Lepo’s letter, “‘Liberal’ bias” (Commentary, Letters, Nov. 26, Oklahoma Gazette), I have only a few counterpoints to offer and one clarification to request.
Within days following the Nov. 24 decision, groups in Tulsa and Oklahoma City organized vigils and rallies to let Oklahoma and America know that “Black Lives Matter” and we will continue this “Journey for #Justice.”
Oklahoma has a painkiller epidemic with new addicts every day and prescription drug accidental overdoses happening too frequently.
For a child’s education to be complete, it must include the arts. Arts education — music, dance, visual arts and drama — prepare students for school, work and life.
Investing in OKC, whether monetarily or with our time, will always pay off.
Obama is the smartest man in the room, at least any room that he shares with other politicians.
Forty-one states allow off-site shipping of wine from wineries. Oklahoma, of course, does not.
The government is worthless, the arts don’t matter and our neighbors don’t care, we’re told. We’re not buying it.
For the record, I support any and all choices to live a full, nourishing life, and gobs of Oklahomans are doing vital work all over the country.