Letters to the Editor – Medicare, Conservatives, Gun Violence, Critical Race Theory
The legislature doesn’t care about suffering
Re: “To the health of Texans – Conservatives present lower cost insurance plan,” Thursday editorial.
You editors seem extremely quick to celebrate the thought of the Texas Legislature being concerned with our health insurance. Retirees like me have for years tried to get “leaders” to consider taking millions of free federal dollars to expand Medicaid, while they ignore the suffering of the poorest Texans. They don’t care!
I certainly agree with a line in your editorial and would like it to be the title: “It is wise to study this plan before it is implemented …”
Gene Lantz, Dallas / Oak Cliff
Conservatives have a victim complex
The Conservatives in the United States have a huge casualty complex. Entire multibillion-dollar media conglomerates thrive for the explicit purpose of keeping the Conservatives happy, but that is still not enough. Half of the letters from the Conservatives to The morning news from Dallas just complaining about how there should be more conservative letters. Maybe write something interesting?
How do you think I, a socialist, feel about media representation? Not once has The news recommended a candidate that I like. In fact, the Editorial Board seems to demonize socialism at every opportunity. “Anyone who disagrees with me is a socialist” sums up 99% of common mentions of my ideology.
I caution those who ask for “fair and balanced” coverage to be careful what they want. Ending the doctrine of fairness allowed companies like Fox News to exist in the first place. In addition, there are more than two sides to every problem. Should The news interview Howie Hawkins or Gloria La Riva every time they mention Trump or Biden? It seems fair and balanced to me.
Thomas Urech, Plano
The United States needs a course correction
When your country veers hard to the right, the only way to get back to a straight, narrow course is a firm left turn.
Eric C. Foster, Gun Barrel City
Increase your chances of dying
A citizen of the United States ranks ninth in the world among citizens of other nations in the risk of dying from a gunshot wound. I take it that those who govern Texas think the ninth is not high enough.
Curt Fredrikson, Mokena, Ill.
Leaders focused on the uterus
I will be the first to defend a bill that will protect human life from gun violence, police brutality, hate crimes, child abuse, impaired drivers or domestic violence. Unfortunately, a number of our State Senators, along with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Governor Greg Abbott, cannot seem to redirect their thoughts away from a woman’s womb long enough to focus on protection. of those of us who have already done so. birth canal.
Shawn Kaplan, Plano
Racial issues at the heart of American history
Re: “Critical Race Theory Dominates Debate – What It Is and What It Is Not Stirs Schools, Legislature, Election Campaigns,” May 23 report.
Congratulations to Amber Sims, a shrewd young leader from Dallas!
She told Dallas ISD teachers concerned that our state’s legislature is restricting their efforts to teach the history of race issues in our country, “We just have to keep doing the job. We will find loopholes and allow the students to talk about what they want to talk about. “
To Republican Lawmakers in Austin: Please understand that the teaching of history and social studies is not complete or truthful without facts / events / concepts about the relationship between whites and people of color since the beginning of this country. I needed to hear and talk about race when I was in ISD schools in Dallas decades ago. Not just chanting the words “Way down on the Swanee River” in music class without any context!
Susan Cantrell Holloway, Downtown Dallas
The controversy masks a paradox
The controversy over the teaching of critical race theory in Texas public schools hides a curious paradox.
Many of the same people who lament the CRT were delighted that former President Donald Trump was appointing Conservative judges to the federal bench. They clearly believe that these judges will make decisions reflecting their moral and political convictions in cases involving abortion and other burning issues. In other words, they recognize that judicial decision-making is closely linked to the larger societal structures of power and influence that determine how the law is made and interpreted.
But this is exactly the belief that inspired the creation of CRT, whose roots can be traced back to legal realism of the 1920s and the Critical Legal Studies movement of the 1970s. Their common goal is to see the law as a formalistic process of decision making. decisions through the application of logical reasoning. Instead, they show how the law is embedded in the hierarchy of wealth and power that determines the course of society at large, with the CRT focusing on its consequences for racial injustice.
Those who oppose CRT should explain why it is dangerous to expose students to an approach that they themselves implicitly accept.
Sanford G. Thatcher, Frisco
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