Letters to the Editor

TCU supports DACA students; Put Robert E. Lee statue in a museum; Did DACA participant really break law?; Don’t destroy Benbrook; Does Trump need more money?

Workers inspect a statue of Robert E. Lee in a public park in Dallas, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. The Dallas City Council voted to removed the statue however a last minute court injunction halted the work.
Workers inspect a statue of Robert E. Lee in a public park in Dallas, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. The Dallas City Council voted to removed the statue however a last minute court injunction halted the work. AP

TCU supports DACA students

The TCU Faculty Senate joins Chancellor Victor Boschini and the administration in reaffirming our commitment to our students and other members of the greater TCU community affected by recent announcements on the DACA program. We join the call for Congress to pass legislation that will permanently remove the uncertainty and fear of those who find themselves in legal limbo through no fault of their own.

Keeping the promises made by the U.S. government to these honest, hard-working and valued members of our TCU family is the right thing to do. . Should Congress fail to act in a timely manner, we call upon President Trump to reconsider any discontinuation of the DACA program.

Ted Legatski, TCU Faculty Senate chair

Put Robert E. Lee statue in museum

The Robert E. Lee statue should be removed and placed in a museum. The logical place would be a building at the State Fair grounds and name it a Civil War Museum.

This relic and those like it need to be placed in museums, along with an accurate account of why they were erected to begin with: As a reminder to the “colored folks” that they remain subservient to their white masters.

Simply look at the history. Most were created in the 1920s, during the Jim Crow era, while others appeared in the 1950s and 1960s as a rejection of the civil rights movement. We are not erasing or changing history. But we should not honor traitors to the Union.

JW Sullivan, Arlington

Did DACA participant really break law?

A front-page article describes a 30-year-old woman who tells how she attended public high school in Fort Worth and then Texas A&M (Sept. 6).

She has been living here illegally for many years. Why should she, and many others, continue to expect special treatment while they are in violation of the law?

If they don’t care about this country, they should relocate to the country to which they have allegiance.

Philip C. Wagner,

Arlington

Don’t destroy Benbrook

The idea of a Clear Fork bridge does not seem to represent the city planners’ vision of quality living in Benbrook. This section of Bellaire Drive South is not simply a highway! It is a slice of quality living with neighbors celebrating American values with each other on the walking/biking trails, the beautiful parks, the neighborhood events and small parades. . To add 5,000 plus cars a day will destroy what this section of Benbrook offers.

The emergency bridge will become a main exit as time goes on. Hopefully Mayor Dittrich and the City Council will put this Clear Fork Bridge idea to rest and come up with a way to help with emergency care that doesn’t destroy a beautiful sanctuary.

Beth Calhoun, Fort Worth

Does Trump need more money?

When I read that President Donald Trump’s son would receive $100,000 to make a short speech at UNT, I was stunned. What can this young man offer his audience for that kind of money? Then to top this off, he will receive an additional $5,000 for travel and lodging expenses.

This is disgraceful waste of money. The UNT board of directors and management must explain this.

Michael Zaunbrecher, Arlington

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