Texas lawmakers are once again going to consider banning texting while driving (Tuesday news story).
Why are we still in the Dark Ages on this issue? Texas is one of only four states that still allow this moronic practice.
As the article so correctly says about this practice, “It’s not going away. It’s getting worse.”
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The people of Texas are better than this. I want to think our elected representatives are better, too.
Come on, Texas lawmakers, wake up before someone you love is injured or killed while texting or by someone who is texting.
Do it now before more Texans are sacrificed. This is just common sense.
North Richland Hills
Time to listen
In a democracy, those who care about their country have the right and the responsibility to voice their concerns.
The United States is struggling to recover from eight years of recession driven by high-debt subprime mortgages based on a playbook virtually identical to that used by Trump University.
The hospital bombings in Syria and the positioning of Russian missiles with nuclear capability near Poland are a clear warning of the dangers of aligning our country with Vladimir Putin.
President-elect Trump has chosen a chief strategist whose media empire has long been a platform for the white supremacist Alt-right movement.
There are serious economic, military and civil liberties issues that must be addressed. We cannot do so unless we listen to one another, whether or not we agree.
Karen Myers, Fort Worth
There are many things that Donald Trump does not understand, but chief among them seems to be the fact they he is now a government employee.
It was obvious throughout the campaign that Trump was not accustomed to receiving criticism or being accountable to someone else. As president, he will oversee the country but as a servant of the people he works for us.
As such, we have the right and the responsibility to notify him when we find his performance substandard. He will have his formal review in four years, when we will decide if his contract is to be extended.
Does anyone else think it’s strange that liberals preach liberalism and tolerance until things don’t go their way, then they become hateful and abusive to anyone who doesn’t agree with them and even start rioting and destroying other people’s property?
Dan Roe, Fort Worth
At one time I thought it would be better to elect our president by direct ballot. I then learned that less-populated states would probably be left out of the process.
States such as California, New York and Massachusetts would carry most of the weight of an election and could decide without the other states.
States such as Wyoming, Nevada and Utah would not mean much to a candidate because their populations are too sparse and small for a candidate to spend much time or money campaigning there.
Our Founding Fathers created a system that may not be perfect, but I can’t think of anything better.
Dan Moore, Fort Worth