Letters to the Editor

Granger is a true leader; danger at town hall meetings?; too much grandstanding; bathroom bill is fine; uh, uncomfortable enforcement

(L to R) Next Generation Action Network Founder Dominique Alexander, Latasha Nelson and Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood speak to the media during a protest outside of Arlington City Hall, Monday, July 17, 2017. The demonstrators were calling attention to the arrest of Nelson's two teenage boys last week by Arlington Police.
(L to R) Next Generation Action Network Founder Dominique Alexander, Latasha Nelson and Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood speak to the media during a protest outside of Arlington City Hall, Monday, July 17, 2017. The demonstrators were calling attention to the arrest of Nelson's two teenage boys last week by Arlington Police. Star-Telegram

Kay Granger: A true leader

Kay Granger as an impactful congressional leader is the same person who encouraged her students to optimize their lives; led the city in challenging times; salvaged and supercharged what is now the Naval Air Station; and spearheaded one of the biggest infrastructure projects in North Texas.

She meets with a group here annually that includes outspoken, passionate Democrats for “no-holds-barred” conversation and Q&A, as opposed to the meetings seen all around the country where shouting down the speaker is common and the discord becomes dangerous for attendees.

Kay is practical in getting results.

Robert Mitchell,

Fort Worth

Danger at town hall meetings?

Hurray to Kay Granger for not holding town hall meetings. Remember what happened to Democratic congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson in 2011?

Consider the Republican congressmen who were shot at practice for the congressional baseball game, like ducks in a pond.

Why would anyone want to be in Congress? They’re all in harm’s way.

Don Woodard Sr.,

Fort Worth

Too much grandstanding

In writing about the arrest of Latasha Nelson’s 14-year-old son, the July 19 editorial stated “nothing about the young man’s arrest appears problematic.” It also said Dominique Alexander’s claim of racial profiling was not valid.

I am somewhat shocked but pleasantly surprised by the honesty and courage to state the obvious.

This event has become a silly front-page barn-burner due to Nelson’s lawyer and the founder and president of the Next Generation Action Network and, in part, their incendiary and baseless demands for the firing of the officer involved.

The grandstanding and empty claims of injustice by these two and Nelson do more harm than good for social change and equality.

Patrick Jenkins, Arlington

‘Bathroom bill’ is fine

The “bathroom bill” is not a ridiculous and inappropriate bill, as liberals would have us believe.

What’s ridiculous is we even have to pass a bill like this just to codify what should be obvious based on common sense, privacy, decency, safety and social mores — that those born male need to use the men’s restroom and females need to use the women’s!

Liberals are opposed to the “bathroom bill” simply because they want to cater to yet another special interest so they can buy more votes.

Why should businesses be opposed to the “bathroom bill”? Probably because LGBT advocacy groups threaten to ruin their businesses through protests.

Mike Jones, Fort Worth

Uncomfortable enforcement

I really don’t get the whole bathroom bill controversy. It’s not enforceable. What are they gonna do? Check in your pants?

This is just beyond ridiculous. Am I the only one who feels this way?

Suzy Behn, Grapevine

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