“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That cliché has meaning in the Hurst City Council race.Anna Holzer has been a good and loyal servant to the citizens of Hurst for many years and there is nothing about her that is broken. Anna was a part of the council when it was named the Best City Council in Texas by the Texas City Management Association just last year. She has served in some capacity as a city official for over 20 years. It would be tragic for the city to lose a person of Anna’s caliber.So please look at the record and return Anna to the city council. She ain’t broke. — Richard Ward, HurstElection questionsNormally when you fight a fight or lose a game, you shake hands, say congratulations and move on. This time you have to question the mentality of the voters.The Cargile-Stickland race is what I am referring to. If you just listed their qualifications in leadership positions and leading successful organizations, there would be no question who was best-qualified. This leads me to wonder what people were thinking in electing Stickland. — George Clark, BedfordGOP has it wrongThe Grand Old Party is breathing fire again over Ukraine. They don’t hesitate to send kids to war — they come home wounded in mind and body, and the GOP won’t even pass a bill to help them.Don’t tell me there is no money. We keep troops in Afghanistan 12 years; we went to war over WMDs in Iraq. President Bush and Karl Rove put in the tax cuts for the very rich.On top of that, they show this president no respect at all. — Lonnie Stoker, ArlingtonMarriage and povertyCynthia Allen has it backwards in her column about marriage. The decline in marriage is the result of poverty, not the other way around. She correctly notes in her column that wealthier people tend to be married. Perhaps if we worked harder to reduce poverty we could increase the rate of marriage. We do not need to redistribute income by taking money from the rich and giving it to the poor. What we need to do is raise the minimum wage and provide the education required to fill existing jobs. — Franklin D. Schenk, BedfordPot and the kettleThe U.S. invades Iraq, that is OK. The U.S. invades Afghanistan, that is OK. The U.S. probably has some type of covert operation going on in Syria, and that is OK. The U.S. will invade Iran, if Iran exercises its right to develop nuclear power. That will be OK. Russia invades the Ukraine. That is not OK. I wonder if Putin believed Bush’s WMD lie.The continuing epic of the pot and kettle. — Jim Sanderson, Fort WorthUkraine like Benghazi?Sen. Lindsey Graham has remarkably linked the events in Ukraine and the Crimean peninsula with those that took place in Benghazi, Libya nearly two years ago. Try as I might, I simply cannot make the connection.According to reliable news reports, few if any shots have been fired in Ukraine or Crimea, no buildings have burnt to the ground, our embassy is not surrounded by Islamist extremists and the ambassador and his staff seem to be in good health. Please, senator, help me out. Perhaps I need to join you and Putin in “La La Land.” I’ll look forward to more preposterous pronouncements on Benghazi since you don’t intend to let the subject die until after the 2016 election. — Tony Magoulas, BedfordConcern over leadersFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said of the four Americans murdered at Benghazi, “What difference does it make?” President Obama drew a line in the sand and the Iranians ignored his empty threat. He told Russian President Putin to stay out of Ukraine and was completely ignored. His Attorney General refused to prosecute the New Black Panthers who prevented white people from exercising the right to vote. Now Secretary of State John Kerry is attempting to instruct Africa on how to deal with homosexuals. These are the people leading our country. God help us! — Wayne Pricer, Edgecliff Village
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