Letters to the Editor

Election choices

A man fills out a ballot while standing at a voting booth at City Hall in San Francisco, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Voter turnout is expected to be higher then normal in the nation's most populous state for Tuesday's presidential primary.
A man fills out a ballot while standing at a voting booth at City Hall in San Francisco, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Voter turnout is expected to be higher then normal in the nation's most populous state for Tuesday's presidential primary. AP

Election choices

With the upcoming presidential election, we’ve lowered the bar of choice to the point of having no choices at all.

This is a reflection of society at large, in which standards are continually lowered in all strata.

Grade expectations are lowered so that more students pass, teams that don’t win first place are given trophies, and the level of personal and professional courtesy and respect for others continues to diminish as society puts a higher value on choice rather than responsibility.

Our ability to be shocked and outraged is inversely proportional to each shooting, scandal and crisis that blares across our 24/7 culture and society. There seems to be little if any consequence for our behaviors.

Are we a reflection of our choices, or are our choices a reflection of us?

Stuart Snow, Grapevine

 

Those who support Hillary Clinton claim that even if she did ignore guidelines regarding her private email server, there’s no evidence that her system was ever breached.

I completely understand this position.

Yesterday, I drove 100 mph through a school zone, and didn’t hit a child.

So, no harm, no foul. Right?

Michael Bruner,

Fort Worth

 

How could it be any more clear at this stage that Donald Trump cares about only two things — himself, and his self-defined empire — in that order.

What has anyone heard him say over the past six months to suggest that, should he become president, he could change?

Quite the opposite.

Just listen to him. He makes clear that he’s prepared to insult, ridicule and denigrate anyone who challenges his views, and that he intends to carry that into the White House.

Sooner or later in the months to come, Trump will presumably receive a security clearance and become privy to some of the nation’s biggest secrets.

Sleep well with that thought in mind.

Dan Smith,

Fort Worth

 

What in the world is going on in America?

Donald Trump is disliked by most Americans, but now will be the nominee for the GOP.

Trump is using “trash talk” to get his message across simply because he’s not knowledgeable enough to have a serious discussion about U.S. policy or international issues.

He’s quite ignorant of world affairs or global challenges. A favorite tactic is to trash women and immigrants.

Women complain about being treated like second-class citizens — the “glass ceiling,” unequal pay, abortion, the list goes on.

They have an opportunity to put one of their own in a very high place, president of the United States. Yet some of them choose Trump.

Can someone explain this phenomenon?

World leaders are as shocked as some of us are. Has America hit bottom?

Joe Rodriguez,

Arlington

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