Cornyn and TSU
The criticism of the Texas Southern University students does not take in to consideration the history U.S. Sen. John Cornyn has with black America (“Texas Southern students miss out on Cornyn,” Tuesday).
Here is a man who questioned the intelligence of the first black U.S. attorney general. A radio host asked Cornyn if he thought Eric Holder was smart and Cornyn responded, “I have not been impressed with his intelligence.”
I immediately looked up Cornyn and Holder’s educational backgrounds.
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Eric Holder graduated from Columbia Law School (ranked No. 5 in the country) and Cornyn graduated from St. Mary’s Law School (unranked, last ranked No. 148).
I am not sure Cornyn can question anyone else’s intelligence. He might be very intelligent, but the comment about Holder did not reflect it.
In addition, Cornyn and Mitch McConnell took steps in an attempt to make President Obama a one-term president.
I know nothing that Cornyn has done that makes me believe he is a friend to black America.
The students at TSU should be inspired by people who believe in them and not someone who under normal circumstances does not even know they exist.
Bravo to TSU and its students.
Willie R. Hargis, Forest Hill
The U.S. has no statues of King George III or IV commemorating attacks on us in 1776 or 1812.
We have no statues of Santa Anna for his war in Texas in 1836.
We have no statues of Kaiser Wilhelm II for killing American civilians in 1916. We have no statues of Himmler or Göring or Hitler for the wrath they opened on us at Omaha Beach in 1944.
We do not have statues of Osama Bin Laden rejoicing his attacks in 2001.
So why is it that we have monuments to men who attacked this country over and over again from 1861 to 1865?
Robert Myers, Fort Worth
I grew up in Fort Worth and moved away years ago. I have lived in six different states and travel 80 percent of the time.
I was in Fort Worth recently and am stunned at the amount of construction and terrible signage.
I’m a road-savvy traveler, but never have I had such a harrowing time traversing a highway system as I had in the north Fort Worth corridor.
The sheer amount of construction strung out over such a wide area is unlike anything I have ever seen. But the signage is really ridiculous.
The citizens should be raising hell with the state transportation department. This is a very unsafe situation.
And, by the way — in every other state I have lived in, road construction doesn't take as long.
Americans often compliment Canadians on their “niceness.”
After a recent trip to Fort Worth, my wife and I would say that Texans are the nicest people we have encountered on our many travels to America.
Driving back from Dallas at dusk, we took a wrong turn in a construction zone and got lost in an industrial area.
Luckily, we found an open store, Tex Max Beer and Wine on Western Center Boulevard.
The manager helped us out with directions and a smile. He gave us bottles of water, and wouldn’t let us pay. He even made sure we drove away in the right direction.
Thanks to him, two tired, stressed Canucks then drove directly to our downtown hotel.
We’ll never forget his generosity and kindness.
Bruce and Gaye Ward, Ottawa, Ontario
A letter writer stated that Donald Trump is “subject to military justice like any other service member” (“Investigate Trump,” Thursday).
The Uniform Code of Military Justice does not apply. President Trump is a civilian and has not served in the military.
Antonio Lopez, Fort Worth