It would seem Susan Combs’ talents are wasted as comptroller. Her call for a ‘water revolution’ was one of the best policy statements I have recently read that might have a real impact on Texas’ future. (See: State comptroller calls for a water ‘revolution,’ Wednesday)
Perhaps she has some ideas for education, too. Perhaps she should run for governor.
I have only lived in Texas for three years, but it seems rather odd to me that the comptroller is the one to think about the future of water rather than the governor’s office.
— K. Kirk Gehman, Arlington
MLK: hero for all
In regards to Grady Fuller’s Monday letter in “All Points” asking whether the celebration of Martin Luther King Day promotes racism, he should consider these words paraphrased from World War II-era Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller:
“First [in Germany] they came for the communists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a communist. Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak out for me.”
Anytime the rights of one group of American citizens are denied the rights of all of its citizens are threatened.
Martin Luther King was and is a hero for all Americans, one who should be forever remembered.
— Bill Robinson, Arlington
Regarding Bud Kennedy’s Jan. 10 column, “Life, death and politics of abortion”: He stated, “So Marlise Muñoz is now in limbo, supported solely for the sake of her unborn child …”
I am glad he used the word child, so we can all realize there are two lives at stake.
Marlise made her wishes clear to not be left on life support for herself, but did she ever state what she wanted for her unborn child? The fact she did not get an abortion speaks to her wanting to bring her child into the world. Before life support was created both lives would be dead right now.
Thanks to medical advancement we can and should save a life in the womb just like we save unseen lives crying out in a burning building. A firefighter knows every life matters — even the life of animals are saved by these brave men and women.
Life begins at conception because that is God’s law. The laws of man are chaos when they do not respect the law of God.
Marlise will be taken off life support once her child is safe, so it is really a matter of timing. Erick, her husband, will have the joy of raising their child.
— Deborah Fleischmann, Fort Worth
It has been my pleasure to know Carey Walker for over 20 years, as a fellow father, a neighbor and a good friend. Carey is always warm, friendly, caring, understanding and receptive which anyone should appreciate.
When I personally required his legal consultation services, there was no hesitation. He took immediate action, making himself available whenever I called.
Carey’s work is impeccable and he provides favorable results! His words of assurance during my family’s time of need were and continue to be direct and heartfelt.
I highly recommend Carey Walker for judge of County Criminal Court No. 2. He is definitely a man of his word, a man of honor.
— Carl P. “Pat” Crews, Arlington
Able to serve
Tarrant County citizens need the most qualified candidate to serve as the next district attorney, and we firmly believe George Mackey has the qualifications, experience and leadership ability to serve in that position.
Our district attorney’s office can regain the path to excellence with George Mackey in the office.
We believe George has the integrity, honesty and, most of all, the interest of the citizens of Tarrant County; he is not just seeking a position in the political arena.
He needs our help to keep the DA’s office the best in Texas.
— Bill and Joy Nix, Crowley
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