The Latino people are a perfect fit for the Republican Party. But the hardliners refuse to see their worth.
So instead of growing the aging Republican base and recruiting the fastest-growing demographic, they gift-wrap Latinos to the Democrats. Nice long-term plan there.
Why are we a good fit?
Because Latinos are all about faith, family and hard work. These are things the GOP claims to love.
So what’s the problem letting them into the fold?
Republicans make it impossible for Latinos to support them, especially with their ugly rhetoric against undocumented workers.
People like Donald Trump call them “criminals, rapists, and disease-carriers” — but he forgets (or doesn’t care) that most American Latinos are only one or two generations away from an immigrant, which means Republicans are insulting our family.
Never mind the fact that illegal immigrants commit crime in statistically lower numbers, attend church more frequently, work harder and for less pay, and love their families so much that they crossed the desert for the opportunity to do your yard work.
Mark my words, unless Republicans change their ways, their party will end up in the ash bin of history with the Tories and the Whigs.
— Michael Evangelista-Ysasaga, Fort Worth
I am shocked by the responses in Labor Day’s “All Points” concerning raising the minimum wage.
Evidently, many people do not believe there should even be such a thing.
The opinions of “let the free market work” and “fairness” to the employer ignore the fact that millions of people who will work for anything are crossing our borders.
Who would not gladly pay another dime for a hamburger if it would relieve the worker from the despair of an income he cannot live on?
Are we so miserly?
Even Wal-Mart saw the advantage of this. “As I would not be a slave, I would not be a slave holder.”
— Curtis Basham, Fort Worth
TCU’s poor slogan
“One Nation Under Frog”?
What knucklehead on your sports staff decided to insult both God and country with this horrible slogan?
Come on. You’re better than that.
— Lee Rogers, Fort Worth
Why should Planned Parenthood be funded by my taxpayer money?
They make billions and the government continues to pour money into their pockets.
It would be handy to fall for the “research” excuse it it weren’t for their cold-eyed focus on the dollar bill!
What exactly does Planned Parenthood provide for women that Obamacare doesn’t?
You can’t put lipstick on this pig!
— Cherita Goodman, Mansfield
If Sen. Konni Burton expects us to believe that women’s health is better served by reducing the number of clinics serving their needs, she sorely underestimates our intelligence.
Some areas are left with little to no access to health care.
Our governor wants to defund Planned Parenthood due to some doctored videos.
When women’s health suffers, their children suffer.
These folks claim they care about children. If that is so, why is Texas at the bottom nationally in benefits for children?
— Franya Wilhelm, Arlington
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