Don’t support unqualified judge
Shame on our U.S. Sens., John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. Both are well-respected legal minds, one a former state Supreme Court justice and the other a constitutional law expert and devotee to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Both are voting to approve unqualified federal justice nominees. Four nominees have received unqualified ratings from the American Bar Association. The latest, Brett Talley, received a unanimous unqualified rating, and he failed to reveal that his wife is on Trump’s White House legal staff. Our senators are voting on party lines and not by evaluating these candidates by their legal and ethical qualifications. Shame on you both.
Gabrielle Gordon, Keller
What’s with the paper tags?
Is nobody else upset about people driving illegally in Texas with phony paper license plates? In a recent trip back from Oklahoma driving on toll roads, I was almost run over by a Mercedes displaying an illegal paper license plate and no windshield registration sticker doing about 90 mph!
The speed isn’t my problem, but I have a big problem with paying the required fees to legally drive my auto here while so many now don’t. And you can’t drive anywhere locally without seeing several autos displaying an illegal rear paper tag and usually no registration sticker.
The Department of Public Safety and local police need to enforce the law equally!
Larry Viegas, Arlington
Hearing needed on Clearfork bridge
The proposed Clearfork Bridge in Benbrook will be costly and beneficial to only a few residents. The taxpaying residents there deserve a public hearing to discuss the pros and cons in this matter.
It behooves the Benbrook mayor and council to give us the opportunity to hear our voices. Incidentally, I called 911 for an emergency vehicle last year, and the medical technicians were at my home in about three minutes! I live on Bellaire Drive South next to Waterwood Street at the end of Meadows West. Thank you for your consideration.
Amy Vanderpoel, Benbrook
Do men need ‘training’?
It makes me so angry they’re talking about offering “training” for men to halt sexual harassment. Clearly, all the training that’s out there hasn’t made a difference in safety for women. What makes more sense is that we start training females in audio recordings, and start having video cameras being posted everywhere, all of it made legal.
These harassing and abusing men will not be stopped by training, because they are power-oriented and pathological, and the delusion society holds that they are “trainable” only serves to maintain the status quo.
Merilyn Brooks, Euless
Haters will always be around
Ancient and modern history has proven that there will always be racists, anti-Semites, and general haters. The best one can hope for is that there is not government-sponsored prejudice.
Today in the U.S. our laws are clear that all have equal rights, and hate is not tolerated.
Paul Kessler, Fort Worth
Get info from variety of sources
Recent editorials about the liberal bias in American universities led to a writer (Nov. 9) who was “happy to have a liberal education.”
The rationale was that liberal professors are more broadened. Whether liberal professors are more broadened or not is irrelevant. And the original letter that led to this discussion (Oct. 9) even suggested that Fox News should be disallowed as a source of information because of its bias, but failed to discourage liberal outlets.
The learning process is vastly improved if students are encouraged to evaluate information from multiple and varied sources. Watch both Fox and CNN. Read The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. You might learn something new!
J. Mark Bronson,
Makes you think
When do we decide that someone’s right to carry a gun isn’t as important as someone else’s life?
Mary Woodward, Bedford