Not unlimited liberty
The Star-Telegram recently quoted Greg Abbott, “I will insist on protecting unlimited liberty to make sure Texas will continue to grow and prosper.”
However, Abbott is preventing thousands of Texans from marrying whom they chose to marry.
It seems to me Abbott is a hypocrite.
Never miss a local story.
— Carolyn Doshi, Aledo
Business as usual
Aides to outgoing Gov. Rick Perry were hired for high-paying state jobs, complete with tuition reimbursement without competition or even a formal application process.
Now, big donors to incoming Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick are named to a state advisory panel to help legislators write bills.
Cronyism, favors, special interests, meetings not open to the public?
Yep, looks like business as usual in Austin.
— Marijo Malesa,
Public panic button
Texas representatives get a panic button in their offices if they feel threatened by someone with a gun.
Where is my panic button?
People with guns in public scare me. I don’t know who they are or why they have a gun.
Is he or she emotionally unbalanced?
Does he know how to handle a gun?
I won’t know, and neither will anyone else.
For all anyone knows, they could be about to carry out a mass homicide.
And why is their right to carry a gun more important than my right to feel safe in public?
Why does my representative get a panic button while the rest of don’t?
Fort Worth may be where the West begins, but it should not be where the Wild West begins.
— Richard LaChance,
Another Martin Luther King national recognition day has come and gone.
Like past years, I hear many make comments that disparage the man, the event or both.
They attempt to make the slight not conspicuous, apparently to deflect any perceived prejudice. They refer to current day commentators as “playing the race card” should they mention King’s cause.
Please understand that these “comments” are much more transparent to the speaker’s intentions regarding racial equality than they can possibly imagine.
Lest we forget, King’s cause was (and is) making the founding documents of this great country more than worthless scraps of paper when using the phrase that “all men are created equal.”
God bless James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner (murdered in Mississippi, in 1964 for the audacity of registering blacks to vote).
And God bless Martin Luther King Jr., who had the audacity to believe that all Americans could be brought together through non-violent cooperation and brotherhood.
— David Sanderford,
Letters should be no longer than 200 words and must have a full name, home street address, city of residence and both a home and daytime telephone number for verification.
E-mail (preferred): firstname.lastname@example.org; Fax: 817-390-7688
Regular mail: Letters to the Editor, Box 1870, Fort Worth TX 76101