You’re the ones who should go
I am a Republican, and the recent call for Dr. Shahid Shafi to be removed as vice chair of the Tarrant County Republican Party because he is Muslim is wrong. (Aug. 21, 1A, “‘Bigotry has no place in our party’: Republicans disgusted by Tarrant Muslim controversy”)
Shafi won’t be going anywhere. But I am calling for those who hate him to resign from the party’s executive committee instead.
We need some real responsiveness
Within the past few weeks, I have seen at least five large Kelly Hancock for state senate political signs in Keller.
I wonder if we could redeem our five large “Kelly” Green Stamps for one town hall meeting?
Is it really that much to ask of our state and federal officials or public servants to grant their constituents an occasional town hall meeting — no fees, no prescreened questions?
Don’t listen to abortion hyperbole
Rep. Beto O’Rourke is a darling, Cynthia Allen. His support is deeper than the depth of a yard sign. (Aug. 31, 11A, “He’s a Democratic darling in Texas, but is O’Rourke’s support deeper than a yard sign?”)
His popularity is rooted in belief in his policies. You mention a female Hispanic O’Rourke supporter who was unfamiliar with his views on choice. You didn’t mention he co-sponsored a health-protection act that prohibits a ban on abortion before fetal viability. You claim 20 weeks is the standard for fetal viability, but this is disputed. One percent of abortions in the U.S. occur after 20 weeks; 90 percent take place in the first 12 weeks, with two-thirds in the first eight weeks.
After 20 weeks, a previously undetected significant fetal abnormality is the common reason for termination — although it is more incendiary to claim these women are irresponsible. These are generally wanted pregnancies with unfortunate outcomes.
Join the informed O’Rourke voter and pick up one of his yard signs.
It goes way beyond yard signs
As someone who has spoken to countless people about the state of Texas politics and the discourse within our country, I can attest that people are supporting Rep. Beto O’Rourke for Senate because they want a change in this country and a change in the state.
The support for O’Rourke involves more than simply showing signs in somebody’s yard. It extends to people taking it upon themselves to walk in the August heat to support him, to phone strangers and tell them about him, and to be eager to vote again for a return of common sense and civility.
We are proud to support O’Rourke — yard by yard, street by street, county by county.
Benny de la Vega,
Support is a vote for our values
My yard sign for Rep. Beto O’Rourke represents an opportunity for Texans to be informed on the issues facing our country.
When thoughts and prayers are a “fix” to the massive number of gun deaths, Sen. Ted Cruz can maintain his NRA “A+” rating (along with his flow of campaign funding). On the flip side, O’Rourke wants sensible gun laws, background checks and limits on high-capacity magazines.
Our yard signs represent the knowledge that O’Rourke will work hard to bring sensible change on issues such as health care, immigration, gun laws and more. These signs say we the people support this candidate. Each one is a donation from a person, not a PAC.