Letters to the Editor

Austin: Pro and con

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Austin: Pro and con

Sunday’s letters (“Displeased with Austin”) were filled with comments by unhappy Democrats upset over the current Legislature.

Unfortunately, this is what happens with a representative government, and I’m certain that Republicans would be equally upset had the election gone the other way.

However, Fred Gregory’s hyperbolic ranting needs to be addressed. Apparently he’s worried about going to dinner if open carry is passed, but 44 states currently have open-carry laws, meaning he can have dinner in six states.

At some point Texas will change, but for now this is what the people voted for.

— Robert Kai, Keller

Whom, exactly, do those dopes in Austin represent, anyway? I can assure you it’s not me.

And since when did Texas presume to become exempt from the laws of the U.S.?

Assuming the Supreme Court decides that same-sex marriage is constitutional, those who fervently profess to revere the Constitution should willingly accept that decision.

Or does their admiration for the Constitution stop at gun rights? Picking which laws to obey seems the behavior of petulant children.

And don’t get me started on the “invasion” of Texas by the very troops that everyone “supports.” You can’t “support” the troops and distrust them during a routine training exercise.

Our once-proud state is a laughingstock.

— Diane M. Gatzke, Arlington

Wow, who turned the loons loose on Sunday’s editorial page? Nothing says “sheeple” like those who deny that Texas and the U.S. are headed down the slippery slope of socialism.

The people who have so much disdain for the First and Second Amendments are the same as those who would kiss the feet of someone like Hillary Clinton or Wendy Davis.

It’s scary to think the people who are having heartburn over Gov. Greg Abbott are the same ones who wouldn’t flinch at aborting children, making schooling them a moot point.

The Democrats have pretty much ruined this country, and we’ll all long for the days we had freedoms that our children will never know.

— Cherita Goodman, Mansfield

May 10 was a typical Sunday morning, except for the plentiful rain. Got up and, while coffee was brewing, went to the gate to pick up the Star-Telegram.

As usual, I flipped to the editorial section and began reading the letters. About halfway through them I sensed that I had picked up the wrong paper.

The first letter by Mary Wood set the tone, that the federal government is not our enemy and is not to be feared as so many now preach.

All the remaining letters were reasonable. None were hate-filled and none attacked our president.

The great Jim Wright would have been happy to read Sunday’s edition and perhaps feel that his passing may have in some way been a contributing factor by reminding people that we’re still a sensible, fair and progressive country and will not lose our course.

— Carl V. Flores, Grandview


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