Isn’t it great how all the major networks and the press are continuing to “go after” Governor Christie to find out the truth about the GWB incident!!! Kind of reminds you how diligently the major networks and the press went out to get the truth about Benghazi (4 dead Americans), Fast & Furious (1 dead agent) and the IRS scandal.
— Angela Benvenuto, Arlington
Corbin for JP
Justice of the Peace courts provide an inexpensive process for individuals and businesses to resolve truancy, landlord/tenant and other civil matters. These claims and causes require expert knowledge of the law.
So, who would you prefer to make a decision affecting your child or your financial future: A knowledgeable attorney or someone who does not have a legal education? Decisions made by a JP may be appealed to the county court and then your “cost” will become a financial burden.
I support Tom Corbin for JP Precinct 7, a licensed attorney and a strong community and business leader who is committed to the administration of impartial justice.
If you experience the stress of being a party to litigation, you want a knowledgeable impartial judge. I have known Tom Corbin for 20 years and he is an impartial, knowledgeable, respectful judge who will protect your legal rights.
— Myron Kimball, Arlington
In light of the high-profile light sentences of a teen driving drunk and killing four people and a Dallas Cowboy serving 180 days in jail and 10 years probation for driving drunk and killing his best friend, I as well as my fellow Texans should start to question our criminal justice system and demand answers.
There are thousands of people incarcerated in Texas prisons for much lesser offenses, not able to afford a lawyer and dependent on a court-appointed attorney to defend them. Our tax dollars are paying for the incarceration of these people. Their sentences are not only unjust, but are inundating the Texas prisons with offenders who should have received lesser sentences, thus less time in taxpayer-funded facilities, making room for more serious offenders.
Candidates in the upcoming elections must address this serious injustice in our state criminal justice system and acknowledge that there need to be changes.
— Lynne Harmon,
Abuse of authority
So with both President Obama and Eric Holder saying their intent is to go around Congress to force their will on the American people, the Beatles are on page 1?
This is an affront to the American people. Both Republicans and Democrats should be up in arms over anyone saying they are going to circumvent the Constitution. This document has served us well for over two centuries.
Where is the outrage? Where are the Americans who should be marching in the streets? What about our children and grandchildren, shouldn’t we try to preserve our free country for them?
Since President Obama has made multiple unconstitutional “decrees” about the ACA, we know there will be no bounds on his executive orders.
It is time for Republicans and Democrats to join together as Americans to stop the flagrant abuse of power like what President Obama and Holder are doing.
Remember, the Democrats won’t always have the power, you may be next.
— Lyn Canyon,
North Richland Hills
Incumbent United States Sen. John Cornyn is the best candidate to be elected for a third term. He has the wherewithal, experience and articulation to wade through the litany of problems in the bureaucracy of Washington and has always been straightforward with his constituency.
His resume includes being Texas attorney general, and with his 10-year tenure in the Senate, plus being the Senate Minority Whip, the litmus test of his qualifications and integrity are beyond reproach. Besides, you don’t change horses in the middle of the stream.
Cornyn is the consummate senator, and his prestigious position is well-earned and deserved. Let’s vote for him and his superlative representation of Texas.
— Delbert Cantrell, Fort Worth
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