Speech and assault
Texas referees should boycott the John Jay High School games to protest the brutal assault on one of their own.
The Northside ISD in San Antonio should turn out the lights on the remaining John Jay games.
— Larry E. Small, Hurst
Whether the football official did or did not make offensive remarks, such speech is not justification for a physical assault.
— Arnold Barkman, Fort Worth
If Gov. Abbott should not run a kangaroo court (Sept. 3 editorial), neither should the Star-Telegram run a defense brief for Planned Parenthood.
You fail to note that Planned Parenthood paid a research firm with ties to the Democratic party to “analyze” the videos.
The Center for Medical Progress provides original recordings to law enforcement.
— William Picou,
U.S. Middle East policy
Cynthia Allen’s column saying that the U.S. must accept some blame for the refugee crisis in Europe warrants consideration, but not for the reasons she cites. (“Our foreign policy of inaction has come at a very high price,” Friday, Sept. 11)
England and the U.S. coup d’etat of the Iranian Mossadeg government in the ’50s followed by U.S. support of the ruthless dictator Shah Palhavi are the root cause of the U.S. foreign policy ineffectiveness in the Middle East.
All Middle Eastern countries have significant distrust of the U.S., continually reinforced by our actions in the region.
Recent administration attempts to disengage our military from further conflicts in that region are always cited as the cause of our problems by those who want to continue the exploitative colonial foreign policy that was exacerbated by Eisenhower, the CIA, England and the British intelligence service.
It is time for the U.S. to stop sacrificing our young men and women to a failed, dishonest Middle East policy.
— Paul Martin,
The only reason same-sex couples can get married is because five people in a nation of 300 million said they could.
An overwhelming majority of us do not want to hear about them!
— James Garrett,
Real Margaret Sanger
Richard Greene repeated Hobby Lobby’s debunked attempt to alter the words of John Adams, American founder, to mean just the opposite of Enlightenment ideas embraced by the founders and signers. (See, “Of all statues to be removed, this one should top the list, Sunday, Sept. 13)
Next, Greene decided to insult the memory of Margaret Sanger by negating her contributions to society.
The “Negro Project” promoted birth control to help poor black Americans in the South fight the consequences of poverty that resulted from the Radical Republicans’ ideas regarding Reconstruction.
Information on these topics can be found on the Internet.
— Jackie Bell,
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