The governor and UNT
It was dismaying to see soon-to-be graduates from the University of North Texas complain about the scheduled speaker at their May 16 commencement, Gov. Greg Abbott. (“Petition at UNT objects to governor as speaker,” Wednesday)
They have signed a petition in protest, stating that they disagree with Abbott’s political positions.
Why is it always those on the left who think that everyone has to acquiesce to their demands?
It apparently never occurred to the group that if the university had chosen a speaker from the leftist point of view, other students might have been offended.
No, it is only they who can be offended and everyone else must fall into line.
It once was true that institutions of higher learning tried to teach students to seek the truth, not to follow only one political party.
— Clista Hancock, Arlington
Why not have a joint commencement and invite Abbott and his defeated Democratic challenger, Wendy Davis?
What better way to demonstrate inclusion, discourage discrimination and prevent a lot of students from missing their graduation — a once-in-a-lifetime moment?
— James L. Anton, Arlington
Back the president
Ever since the administration of George W. Bush invaded Iraq and removed Iran’s main enemy, Saddam Hussein, they paved the way for Iran to go nuclear.
Now these same architects of the Iraq debacle are whining about the Obama administration’s deal to keep Iran from building a nuclear bomb.
Let’s make a deal: When you send us a picture of your children at the local military recruiting station ready to go to serve, we’ll listen to your wonderful alternatives to peace.
Otherwise, support your president and keep your nebulous plans to send our children off to war again in the Middle East all to yourself.
— Mark Bauer, Colleyville
I’m just curious: Since when, in the good old U.S. of A., is it required that a customer declare his or her sexual orientation to purchase goods or services from a business?
I went to Home Depot the other day to buy a lawnmower blade.
Not once did an employee ask for my sexual preference, nor did I disclose this private information to anyone at that business.
— Don Cutler,
New bus route
I want to suggest a city bus line that would connect Saginaw Boulevard and Blue Mound Road to downtown.
This is a simple 10-20 mile route that could connect many people to downtown and even Dallas for work and shopping.
— Robert J. Blevins,
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