Letters to the Editor

Self-serving Stickland; Ben Carson; better than guns

Self-serving Stickland

Hurst-Euless-Bedford voters have once again seen the true side of state Rep. Jonathan Stickland and his self-destructive nature in the Star-Telegram’s May 1 article, “House to conduct ethics investigation after Bedford lawmaker was ejected from hearing.”

With repeated scandals such as this, the whole state is getting to know our representative as an instigator and as a center of controversy, instead of seeing him address issues of any substance on behalf of his constituents in District 92.

In his more than two years since taking office, Stickland has failed repeatedly as a legislator and has proven himself incapable of working with others in Austin or H-E-B.

Further, Stickland has shown himself to be neither a Republican nor a Tea Party patriot. Rather, he appears to merely be a slick-talking opportunist using various emotionally based campaign catch phrases to mask his self-serving agenda.

Perhaps by next year’s election, H-E-B voters will take note of Stickland’s divisive antics and realize what a disappointment he is to our community and to Texas.

— David Franklin, Bedford

Carson for president

Ben Carson has declared his candidacy for president of the United States. If you are not familiar with Carson, let me encourage you to familiarize yourself with this remarkable man. He and his brother were raised by a single mother in inner-city Detroit.

From a history as a troubled youth, Carson was able, through education, fostered by the love and dedication of his Mother, to become a world-class neurosurgeon. Most recently he was director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. His brilliant career included the first-ever separation of twins conjoined at the heads.

Carson is an unapologetic conservative, a devout Christian, a husband and father of three. The good news is he is not a politician. If you are like me, I want the next president to lead America — on their knees, seeking wisdom and making decisions that are best for America and the American people, not decisions designed to ensure they and their parties’ future election.

If that is the kind of president you too want, then I urge you to consider Carson. He will be that praying, wisdom-seeking kind of president.

— Robert Conn, Arlington

Better than guns

I have just returned from Charleston, S.C. where I visited my niece on the faculty of the College of Charleston.

Many of her students are seniors because South Carolina has a law that allows any citizen 60 years or older to audit any course at a public college or university without charge.

Now wouldn’t it be better for our legislators like Craig Goldman and Konni Burton to debate and pass a law like this instead of one that would allow guns on these campuses?

— Herman I.. Morris, Fort Worth

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