Letters to the Editor

Wrong approach to border

My heart is broken. How can this be?

We the people of Texas through actions of Gov. Perry have taken up arms against helpless, blameless children.

Jesus said “suffer the little children to come unto me.” I guess he meant every one except Texans.

We, proud Texans that we are, are at the top of national stats in childhood poverty, children with no medical care, unacceptable schools and children who go to bed hungry every night.

Aside from the humanitarian failure, we are using our state revenue to take 1,000 National Guard troops away from their homes, families and jobs to put “boots on the ground” against “the least of these” instead of improving the quality of life for all Texans.

We the people of Texas and Gov. Perry owe these little ones a sincere apology for giving them a slap in the face instead of a helping hand.

— Judith L. Newkirk, Fort Worth