Don’t like mobs? Write to Granger
It appears as if the liberals have had a letter-writing get-together to chastise Congresswoman Kay Granger for not holding town hall meetings.
It has come to my attention that recently held town hall meetings have been little more than mob scenes, with neither questions nor answers being intelligible.
There are other ways to contact your elected representative: email, telephone and the old-fashioned pen and paper.
These channels get undivided attention. The recent Star-Telegram letter writers have shown that these folks can express themselves with the written word.
They should try contacting Granger directly at her local or Washington office.
Peggy Thomas, Fort Worth
Trouble with illegal drivers
I sympathize with Jerry Hibbs’ family members, who were in three separate auto accidents caused by drivers who were in the U.S. illegally and had no driver’s license or insurance. (“Are immigrants costing us money?” July 20).
Nothing will change as long as 93 percent of Texas Republicans oppose the pragmatic issuance of specially marked driver’s licenses to those here unlawfully.
That would require them to pass a driving test, driving rules test, be able to understand road signs written in English, and purchase liability auto insurance to compensate for property damage and injuries they cause.
Texas would also be able to get a photograph, fingerprint, mailing address and description of these people.
Diversity, inclusion aren’t everything
As a moderate Republican, I will be the first to admit that some of the comments from the more conservative wing of the party regarding the “bathroom bill” can be annoying and at times embarrassing.
However, as a longtime small-business owner, I am also annoyed at the comments espoused by the corporate “big brothers” who feel they should be able to dictate policy and how we should feel based on their desire for diversity and inclusion.
But I am amazed that none of these corporate bigwigs are raising any concerns about the safety or comfort level of my wife or teenage daughter when someone born male is in a public restroom with them.
Mike Morgan, Colleyville
A liberal dose of change
The best conservative policy is common sense.
In one week, this paper informed me that conservative leadership changed the law to allow citizens to brandish swords. And Arlington police, with knowledge and forethought, shot a Taser at a man covered in gasoline.
Conservatives who promote a weaponized citizenry do not secure peace and individual rights for the people.
Common sense tells me that gangs and warlords will be far more likely to prosper than the common man, armed or not.
Why experiment with a change that risks our civility?
I hurt because my side promotes radical change and governs so badly.
Since November, I now vote the “liberal” side.
Rick Billingsley, Arlington