Letters to the Editor

Why won’t Democrats learn the lessons of socialism?

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP

The wall will thwart communism

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other prominent Democrats should resign or be impeached for incompetence and failure to do the job they were elected for: to secure our borders.

As for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, she should move to Russia, China, Cuba or some other communist country.

We have been fighting communists since 1945. As a Korean veteran and former Marine, I’ve seen our white crosses across Europe, America and the Pacific.

What a shame Ocasio-Cortez wasn’t with the Marines in November 1950 at Chosin Reservoir, where men froze to death.

Nearly 40,000 gave their lives fighting socialism and communism in Korea. More than 58,000 paid the price in Vietnam. Talk with people who lived under communist rule and see what they tell you.

Mr. President, build the wall, secure our country, and we, the people, will cover your back.

A.L. McCluney,


Only one way to look at abortion

The Supreme Court broke with precedent in 1973 and decided in Roe v. Wade that an earlier court-created right to privacy included the controversial right to have an abortion, and this became the weak legal edifice upon which abortion rights became established law.

Of course, the controversy still rages.

This has become the principal human rights issue of our day, particularly as new scientific evidence makes it clear to all with open minds that we are dealing with living human beings that are at different stages of development and will continue to develop before and after birth.

Think it through. Think of how abortions are carried out. The pain and suffering to the unborn is being inhumanely inflicted and, in some cases, this grisly right is about to be expanded. Is this what we really want?

William Brown,


We need different nuclear thinking

Nuclear weapons have again raised their apocalyptic warheads.

The horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has faded in our memory. Yet, still believing that nuclear weapons are essential for our national security, the U.S. has produced more than 70,000 nuclear warheads since those fateful days in 1945.

How can we deny North Korea the same right to develop these weapons? Having used nuclear weapons against civilian populations, the U.S. cannot claim the moral high ground in this nuclear standoff.

North Korea, having witnessed the destruction of Iraq, certainly does not want to meet that same fate. Nuclear weapons appear to be its only sure defense.

After Hiroshima, Albert Einstein said, “Everything has changed except our way of thinking.” How true.

Would that we could summon the wisdom and courage to work toward a world free of nuclear weapons.

The Rev. Bernard Kern

North Richland Hills

Wishing they weren’t needed

Kudos to Ron Clegg and Loveta Eastes for their letters to the editor Wednesday about the tragedy in New Zealand. (15A)

The other side of the coin, however, is that there was a need for such letters.

Every broken body results in thousands of broken hearts, including mine.

Janice Lord,