Some sour on ‘Dreamers’
Bud Kennedy’s opinion piece paints a bleak picture of the state of the Republicans running to fill Joe Barton’s District 6 House seat. ( “District 6 candidates for Barton’s seat sour on Dreamers, DACA,” Sunday.)
Nine of those running in the primary March 6 have apparently considered Mr. Barton too liberal on his position on the DACA recipients.
The Texas Republican platform states: “Enforce our immigration laws and expedite hearings on deporting nonviolent illegal immigrants and visa overstays.”
Whatever happened to President George W. Bush’s concept of compassionate conservatism?
Floyd S. Ostrom D.O.,
A clash over United Way
So Fort Worth is worried that our feud with Dallas will keep companies like Amazon from moving here.
More likely, something like the Tarrant County tax assessor canceling the United Way campaign — to avoid giving money to Planned Parenthood — will cause them to pause and say, “Oh, hell no!”
I heard the same excuse when I was in charge of the United Way campaign for my department. When it was explained that donors direct their donation, the response was “no, because money goes to Planned Parenthood.”
Later, I learned many of these individuals give zero to charity.
And if you’re wondering why the infant mortality rate is climbing in Texas, we’re on the same subject. Planned Parenthood provides a range of services.
The good Samaritan didn’t ask the wounded man’s politics, he just helped him. We’re not God, and sometimes we’re not even Christians.
Fear of immigrants?
Bud Kennedy’s Sunday article on local politics reveals the true reason that some people oppose DACA.
He quotes Ellis County Republican Jake Ellzey: “If you grant amnesty… that’s 15 million people entering the country illegally to now vote Democrat.”
Now there’s a statement of moral fortitude. The cat’s out of the bag; it’s sheer politics. And then there’s the puzzled paranoia: Kennedale Republican Shawn Dandridge said, “If you want to dream, go back to your own country and dream.”
Yes, perhaps it is time to clean house.
Tony Zurlo, Arlington
Sign of the times?
Oh, no! Just when we thought the backwards welcome sign — HTROW TROF — had died a deserved death due to popular ridicule, it rises from the dead in a Star-Telegram photo.
Please, city fathers and mothers, we can do a whole lot better than that.
Shelve it. Better yet, bury it.
There are still some ‘Rosies’ around
I could be classified as a “Rosie the Riveter.” (“Woman unveiled as true Rosie the Riveter,” Obituaries, Tuesday.)
In the early 1940s, I helped rivet B-24 wings together at Consolidated. I can tell you step by step how to build an airplane wing.
That was another lifetime. Just wanted to say that those times are nearly forgotten. So few of us are left.