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Who bears the burden in America?
Before WWII, a large number of people were against America's involvement in the wars in Europe and Asia. After Pearl Harbor, however, that argument disappeared, and virtually everyone got involved. Sons of rich families enlisted. The Kennedys, for example, lost a son and a daughter and of course, Jack Kennedy was seriously injured. Movie stars like Jimmy Stewart and sports figures all joined ordinary people in the fight. Those at home sacrificed by needing coupons to buy meat, sugar, flour and many other things. Gas was rationed. No doubt some people, maybe the rich mostly, got around these restrictions, but people in general understood the need for sacrifice. There was no whining, there were only patriots.
October 31, 2012