Letters to the Editor

Trump and Muslims; xenophobia; politics of fear; gun purchases

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign rally Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 at Robarts Arena in Sarasota, Fla.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign rally Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 at Robarts Arena in Sarasota, Fla. AP

Trump and Islam

Donald Trump suggested we identify Muslims in the U.S. by registering them.

What screams are we are hearing? Words like fascist and Nazi are being tossed about — aimed at Trump, while speakers avoid using them to refer to the Islamic State.

The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights were inscribed to parchment for the purpose of codifying the limitations of governance on a civil society. They were not, and cannot be, instructions on how to wage a war of survival.

Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman went far beyond those limits to save the Union.

If we don’t take to heart our current state of war and fight it as a war, our free society will end.

Roger Latham, Fort Worth

 

OK, Mr. Trump, after we register Muslims, who’s next?

Christians? Jews? Agnostics? Baha’i? Buddhists? Zoroastrians? There’s at least one for each letter of the alphabet.

Go back to your ivory (Trump) tower and let the rest of the world alone.

John B. Williams, Arlington

Xenophobia

Would tearing down the Statue of Liberty make these xenophobic right-wing nuts happy?

Man up, Republican and Tea Party sheeple!

William Davis, Azle

Gun purchases

A recent letter writer complained that we’re in “such a mess” because felons are prohibited from buying guns, but those on a terror watch list are not.

Felons have been found guilty in a court with the full protection of constitutional due process.

People on terror watch lists may or may not have done something that a federal bureaucrat heard about and decided was suspicious or questionable.

See the difference?

Jason Adams, Southlake

Politics of fear

It is appalling that NBC’s Meet the Press program Nov. 22 portrayed Republican presidential candidates as promoting “fear politics.”

Our worst fear is for the security of our country under the leadership of the Obama administration and the propaganda of the news media.

Why do the liberal media bury their heads in the sand?

Bob Stewart, Bedford

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