‘Idiotic response’ from governor
I don’t think we’ll ever hear a more idiotic response concerning this past weekend’s tragedy than from our cowardly governor.
Obviously scared of offending the NRA, and losing the financial support given by them, Greg Abbott dropped the responsibility of preventing these tragedies squarely on “more prayer and forging a stronger connection with God?”
That’s his answer for dealing with this kind of tragedy? No mention of tightening up and enforcing gun laws? That’s the same “thoughts and prayers” route that our nation’s legislative branch has been using in dealing with this for years. That doesn’t seem to be working very well.
Never miss a local story.
Bart Baker, Alvarado
Why won’t Granger do something?
Why is Kay Granger silent about gun violence; about mass murder of fellow Texans? Why hasn’t she proposed a policy of deterrence/prevention to thwart the sale of weapons of mass destruction: semi-automatic guns, large capacity clips and bump stocks?
Her staff tells me she won’t hold town halls because she’s afraid of gun violence. Yet Granger supports the cynical, greed-driven NRA-backed laws that make military style weapons easily available.
It’s morbid disregard for the safety of her constituents while she hides.
The victims in Sutherland Springs deserve better leaders. Deadly diseases are stopped by prevention! Prevention must be part of our nation’s response to mass murder.
Every first world country on the planet except ours has figured this out. Where’s Granger’s leadership?
C.L. Clark, Fort Worth
Time to end Bush dynasty?
I have supported the Bushes all my adult life and voted for George P. Bush in his bid for Texas land commissioner.
But now I see how they reward the party that has stood by them, when George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush do not support the party’s candidate for president.
I have voted for my last Bush. When George P. Bush comes up for re-election I will vote Democrat for the second time in my life. It’s time to end the Bush dynasty.
Powell for Texas Senate
Congratulations to Beverly Volkman Powell for her many years of service to the Burleson ISD trustees. She will do well running for the Texas Senate, as she also used her leadership skills at Texas Woman’s University.
I believe, as she does, that the public education system has many strong qualities over the voucher system.
Hank Hoaldridge, Burleson
I am concerned about people being displaced when their living quarters are sold to companies or business. Gentrification is leading too many families into homelessness. Previously affordable housing is being sold to these companies and businesses.
Hundreds of families are displaced and forced to find new housing. However, that’s not always affordable.
Displacing these low-income families for financial gain is not morally correct. We must lower the housing instability for the displaced families and prevent gentrification!
Carol Ordorica Gomez,