Letters to the Editor

Tired of partisan politics; Confederate statue still standing; Foreign students enrich U.S.; Invite migrants with positive impact; He’s our president now; March for Life praised; We can solve our problems

Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-Carrollton) has represented parts of Tarrant County since 2005.
Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-Carrollton) has represented parts of Tarrant County since 2005. rmallison@star-telegram.com

Tired of partisan politics

I am appalled at the level of partisan politics coming from Washington.

It is clear that “party over country” isn’t even a question anymore.

As a constituent of U.S. Rep. Kenny Marchant, I am disheartened and disgusted that he has not called out the obvious concerns (as Republican John McCain has) with the release of the Nunes memo.

The information is obviously incomplete and irrelevant.

While I have long disagreed with his politics (and that of his party), I have in this last year come to realize the depths to which the party will stoop.

I will do everything in my power as a constituent to replace him as soon as possible.

Lori Powell,


Confederate statue still standing

Denton County has it right — they are allowing the Confederate statue to stand.

As far as I know, there is not a single country that can state it has a pristine record of treating all fairly!

Let our past mistakes be a reminder for us to learn from our past — not bury our history.

Learning can take place only after failure.

So, as the plaque aptly states, indeed “let this be a testimony that God created all men equal. … We are all one.”

Sharon M. Adams,


Foreign students enrich U.S.

For over 15 years, I have had the privilege of teaching kids from all over the world, including Liberia, Sudan, Somalia and El Salvador.

These students are hardworking, kind, funny and respectful.

They are also appreciative of the opportunity that this country has afforded them.

The U.S. is richer for their presence.

When comparing them to the current president and his offensive language, it is clear to me that he is worthy neither of cleaning their toilets nor of the dust on their shoes.

William W. Thorburn,


Invite migrants with positive impact

What is wrong with discretionary immigration?

Why should I pay to feed, care for and educate other people’s kids or adults?

Why should we gamble on the intent of our immigrants? Terrorists?

Richard Reed, Granbury

He’s our president now

When is everyone going to accept the fact that Donald J. Trump is your elected president?

Stop the whining and behaving like a bunch of crybabies! Get over it!

Your time and efforts would be better served in finding a great candidate to run against him in the next election.

Angela Benvenuto,


March for Life praised

Thanks to President Trump for speaking to the thousands of participants in the March for Life in Washington, D.C., via live-streamed video, supporting the God-given right to life.

Carolyn Allen, Benbrook

We can solve our problems

It is ironic that the Statue of Liberty was closed because of our “tempest-tossed” government.

Are we no longer welcoming the tired and the poor?

Hopefully, we will lift the lamp and see a way to solve the many problems brought on by grudges and greed.