Fake news is a real threat
President Trump’s “fake news” mantra’s destructive lies and power are now being shouted by authoritarian leaders across the globe.
The proven massacre of Rohingya civilians is being described by Myanmar officials as having never happened. “It is fake news,” they say.
The insidious idea that lies are truth, alternate facts matter and the media are the enemy of the people is like a spreading virus infecting the unaware masses around the world. The sick irony of it all is: President Trump is the king of fake news.
Blake K. Wallace,
Misconduct focus not going away
Democrats have their history of sexual misconduct (“Can you be a Christian and a Republican?” Letters, Friday)
Sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape are not recent phenomena. Humans were created by God as sexual beings to procreate his world. Humans have struggled from the beginning with sexual immorality.
We are in a period when this is being focused on, and rightly so. We as a country need to judiciously hold men and women accountable to their inappropriate behavior.
Mark Lowery, Granbury
Dems complicit in harassment, too
Did a recent letter writer forget about two prominent Democrats resigning over allegations of sexual harassment? Or a former Democratic president who lied under oath?
The Democratic Party champions non-Christian causes — including abortion and homosexuality, as well as laws overruling freedom of religion and religious speech.
Democrats seem to value Christianity only to try to justify their big-government giveaways at taxpayer expense when they ask “What would Jesus do?” Jesus was talking about voluntary charity.
Mike Jones, Fort Worth
The rich still don’t pay their fair share
Some folks argue that since the top 1 percent pays 40 percent of all federal taxes, “they deserve a tax break.” They also say it’s about time “the bottom” starts paying more taxes.
Guess what? In today’s rigged economy, the top 1 percent captures 95 percent of all new wealth (which is created by all workers). That’s a fact.
So while it’s true that the top 1 percent pays 40 percent of all federal taxes, the rich still don’t pay their fair share. Why? This is like a 100-slice pizza party with 100 guests where one guy eats 95 slices but only pays 40 percent of the bill.
Sadly, some politicians demonize the middle class and working poor and say “these freeloaders should pay more of the bill,” even though the bottom either barely ate, or didn’t eat at all.
Worse still, our politicians want to further lower the rich’s bill for their 95 slices. Fair?
Ysasaga, Fort Worth
Soldiers do duty no matter who’s in charge
So two FBI agents expressed a dislike of President Trump in private text messages before working on the Russia investigation? Yawn. As soldiers we did not always agree with Army leadership, but we always did our duty and followed Army policies and procedures regardless of our personal feelings. The texting issue reminds me of smoke grenades; great for distracting and blocking a field of vision.
Fred Gregory, Arlington