Letters to the Editor

Abortion ruling; gun control; tax rates; Iraq and ISIS

Pro-abortion rights activists rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, June 27, 2016. The court on Monday struck down parts of a restrictive Texas law that could have reduced the number of abortion clinics in the state to about 10 from what was once a high of roughly 40.
Pro-abortion rights activists rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, June 27, 2016. The court on Monday struck down parts of a restrictive Texas law that could have reduced the number of abortion clinics in the state to about 10 from what was once a high of roughly 40. NYT

Abortion ruling

As did former state Sen. Wendy Davis, I also burst into tears upon hearing of Monday’s Supreme Court ruling striking down the Texas abortion law, but not even remotely for the same reason.

I cried for the mothers who will suffer broken hearts after killing their babies, whom they will never be able to forget, and for the babies who will die a cruel and painful death I could not wish on anyone.

Those who try to define an unborn child as less than human and push an abortion agenda know deep down that they are wrong and will someday regret their pro-death actions. Hopefully sooner than later.

Prayers are needed now more than ever.

Kathy O’Neil, Fort Worth

 

The Supreme Court ruling means that abortion mills will not have to meet the minimum standards of any other outpatient surgical center. How is this good for women?

Mary Wolf, Fort Worth

Gun control

Joe Martinez of Arlington just doesn’t get it! (See Wednesday letter, “Congress and guns.”)

The Second Amendment is not about hunting or home defense. It is about resisting government tyranny.

Why do “ordinary citizens” need semiautomatic weapons? It was “ordinary citizens” who drove the oppressive British government from our shores.

It was “ordinary citizens” who held the Alamo long enough so that Santa Anna could be defeated months later.

It was “ordinary citizens” (more than 6 million) who were hauled away to the concentration camps and gas chambers by Hitler after he registered and then collected their guns.

James Anderson,

North Richland Hills

 

I join Joe Martinez in believing that semiautomatic weapons should not be sold to the general public.

Why would someone need an AK-47 to kill a turkey or a deer?

Anne M. Sanders,

Fort Worth

 

Why is the Republican Senate not supporting tighter gun control?

Follow the money trail. National Rifle Association lobbyists spent more money the first three months of 2015 fighting gun control then was spent for all 12 months prior.

If we want our government to represent us, we need to be in control, not lobbyists.

William G. Frey,

Fort Worth

Tax rates

I couldn’t believe my eyes!

I knew the tax rate was extremely high in Fort Worth in comparison to some other cities in which I have friends. But the list of tax rates shown in a Monday story was astounding (“Skyrocketing property values have homeowners up in arms about taxes”).

We in diverse Fort Worth suffer an 85.5-cent rate per $100 of assessed property value while the millionaires in their million-dollar homes in Southlake are taxed at only 46.2 cents per $100 of assessed property value.

Please tell me where the equality and fairness appears in this fact! Shame on our Fort Worth leaders!

Faith Burton, Fort Worth

Iraq and ISIS

I hear people with short memories blaming President Obama for the mess that Iraq became, saying that we never should have left that country.

But Iraq didn’t want us there.

So Iraq refused to agree to a status of forces agreement that would have protected our service members from being prosecuted in Iraqi courts, effectively forcing our military to leave.

Then Iraq’s Shiite leaders mistreated and alienated the Sunni minority, pushing them into the camp of ISIS. Only after that did Iraq invite us back.

Don Davidson, Bedford

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