‘Thoughts and prayers’ won’t cut it
This week the nation experienced another horrific shooting, followed by repeated condemnation of Congress' unwillingness to take action to try to prevent future similar tragedies. And yet no comment from Rep. Kay Granger has been reported. Not even the usual worthless "thoughts and prayers" extended to victims, their families and communities.
As reported by the Star-Telegram, several TCU student leaders have been unsuccessful over a two-month period in meeting with Granger regarding the DACA situation. Further, until recently, a weekly email page basically mentioned who from the district had visited her office, but now even that no longer arrives.
Since Congresswoman Granger is no longer available to serve her constituents, could someone advise residents who is serving as our representative in the House?
Alan Abeson, Fort Worth
Prayers for victims are needed
Don’t criticize the ones who send thoughts and prayers to disaster victims. Have you thought that they may be physically unable to help, or the situation may be out of their reach? At least they're doing what they can.
Don Eidson, Fort Worth
Candidates, keep it brief
Each candidate should post a one-page resume.
They are competing for a job position. I am tired of reading the various narratives, which amount to he-said/they-said, I am better, or he or she is a crook.
I would like a resume on what the candidates actually have done. I should be able to understand who has done something, who has not, who is a career politician and who is not. If they can't condense the key finding on one page, they do not deserve to be elected.
Jerry Coover, Fort Worth
Let's get something done in D.C.
We the people keep electing the same type of politicians year after year after year, and nothing gets done in Washington.
It’s getting worse. The joke is “the opposite of progress is Congress.” We must join together and vote out all the incumbents, and replace them with people who will do their job. If they don’t, repeat the process until the politicians get the message. They will not stay in office unless they do their job.
Steve Odenheimer, Bedford