Outrageous Republican Court Hypocrisy
Columnist Kathleen Parker has preemptively accused President Joe Biden of fearing the Democratic Party will add a judge to the Supreme Court. (April 21, 17A, “Expansion of the Supreme Court? Biden should remember his words”)
When the Republican Party changed the number of judges in the Supreme Court from nine to eight for almost a year, she realized she didn’t mention it. Senator Mitch McConnell insisted he didn’t want President Barack Obama to choose a judge “because it was too close to the next election,” and Republicans ruled Ruth Bader Gin several weeks before the 2020 elections. When it quickly replaced Judge Ginsburg, it proved to be a lie. ..
If Republicans can change the number of judges without influence, Democrats should be allowed to do so.
-Mark K. Bauer, Haslet
What’s wrong with seeing?
The rights guaranteed under the First Amendment are not absolute, but they protect the right to gather peacefully. Street racing can be dangerous, but it’s just stupid for the city council and police chief to determine that monitoring it is a crime. (April 21, 1A, “Watching a street race in Fort Worth was a crime.”)
What’s next? Would you like to ban fans from the Texas Motor Speedway?
-Patrick Jenkins, Arlington
Just surrender to the police
If all white, black, or brown Americans obey police, no police officer will shoot anyone who resists arrest. This does not mean that we are free of fraudulent police officers, but few have gone out of control. When police officers order their children to surrender, it would be helpful if they impressed their parents to obey them.
-Angela Benvenuto, Arlington
I need this fresh new energy
Jared Sloane, a candidate for District 9 of the City Council, is young and sincere and will bring a fresh perspective to our city government, which has long relied on the same people. Jared had government experience in Indiana. He is currently Chairman of the Fort Worth Arts Council and Chairman of the Alamo Heights Neighborhood Association. He will be a responsible and active councilor, and I encourage you to consider voting for him.
-Judy Alter, Fort worth
Neighborhood comes first
Recently, an employer requested Fort Worth to change the zoning. This should have created a poker room near the neighborhood, church and school. City councilman Jangus Jordan knew this was inappropriate for the area, and residents also expressed opposition. At a council meeting on April 13, Jordan moved strongly to reject the request, and the zoning change was unanimously rejected.
Since taking office as District 6 Councilor in 2005, Jordan has been a strong supporter of our region. His priority was to always listen to the inhabitants, maintain our property value and quality of life, and find funding for our police and fire departments. Keep someone experienced to get things done.
–Ivanna Wiesepape, Fort worth
The price was a real asset
As the last day of my term as mayor is approaching, I would like to thank Mayor Betsy Price for his service. Her decade of effort to make Fort Worth a better city was great.
Thank you for everything you did for Fort Worth. Enjoy your retirement. You got it.
-Richard Sivesma, Fort worth
Texas AG is missing in action
Has anyone ever kidnapped Attorney General Ken Paxton? He said stupid things and did nothing for weeks. It’s not like him. Governor Greg Abbott and Vice Governor Dan Patrick are still there.
After limiting voting, gerrymandering the parliamentary district, and making Texas a gun paradise, I hope they take the afternoon to repair the power grid.
-Rally story, Fort worth
This is not the 18th century
I’m sick of another mass murder news. Senators Kay Granger, Senator John Cornyn, and Senator Ted Cruz claim to be pro-life, but that should mean all life, not just the foetation in utero.
The founders lived in a completely different era from our world today. You don’t have to hunt for food. Police and military provide protection. It’s time to pass a bill that will help stop gun violence.
-Marilyn Kepner, Fort worth