Letters to the Editor – GOP Candidate No-Shows, Voting, Immigration, Gas Production
The League of Women Voters is rejected
The Richardson League of Women Voters has scheduled forums for November election candidates for Texas House Districts 102 (incumbent Democrat Ana-Maria Ramos and Republican Susan Fischer) and 112 (incumbent Republican Angie Chen Button and Democrat Elva Curl).
Candidates from both races were contacted by email and phone to participate in their respective forums. Both Democrats agreed to participate. Both Republicans refused.
Long-standing league policy states that at least two candidates for office must be present to conduct a forum. Without the participation of the Republicans, the Democrats would be the only candidates to participate. The league has no choice but to cancel both forums.
Fischer and Button also did not provide answers to questions from the League’s VOTE411 Voters Guide (www.vote411.org).
As an organization that seeks to educate the community it serves, the League of Women Voters expects women candidates for public office to participate in nonpartisan public forums and voter guides. By refusing to participate, candidates deprive the community of an opportunity to learn more about their potential leaders and their positions on the issues.
Ellen Steger, Richardson,
President, League of Women Voters of Richardson
too much experience
Dallas Morning News, you confuse me. I regularly read editorials. Most of the time, you criticize the current government of Texas. Most letters to the editor slant moderately or to the left.
Yet when it comes to endorsing candidates, you like to select incumbents because they “have experience.” In my opinion, many of them have too much experience and it’s time for a change.
Current leaders’ policies on assault weapons purchases and women’s health issues do not reflect the views of many of your editorials or people who write to the editor.
Immigrants make the United States stronger
Re: “The solution to immigration is elusive in the divided United States – Political disagreements hinder the search for long-term solutions”, Sunday article.
We are a nation of immigrants and we are proud of our common heritage. Those who wish to join us represent a golden opportunity for us and for them.
Even at our outrageous Texas minimum wage, each immigrant worker could earn $15,000 a year. If they are able to earn an average salary in Texas, that number jumps to over $50,000 a year. Each.
There are thousands of job vacancies here and across the country that need to be filled to get us out of this inflationary mess that the past few years have given us. With this revenue, lives are saved from poverty and taxes are collected to improve services that we all benefit from.
When the countries supplying these immigrants finally realize what they have lost, they might try to improve the living conditions of their remaining people, limiting the exodus, but there will always be people willing to make the journey. by our side. We should thank these governments for their current largesse.
These immigrants do not replace us, they make us stronger. This has always been the case.
Ray Johnston, Heath
Sanctuary in name only
Kudos to Governor Greg Abbott and Governor Ron DeSantis for the political stunt they pull off. They succeeded in demonstrating to the rest of the country the very serious nature of the illegal immigration crisis on the southern border of the United States.
It’s funny how there’s absolutely no immigration issues, the border is secure, and we love being a sanctuary city, until this city actually has real people flooding into the city and use its resources. There is no end to this flood. These towns have the faintest glimpse of the undocumented immigrants who cross the border from Texas each year.
The only thing faster than the speed of light was the speed at which immigrants were shipped out of Martha’s Vineyard. It called itself a sanctuary city, until it was confronted by genuine unauthorized immigrants.
Olan Knight, Murphy
Looking for moderate candidates
Subject: “Propagating centrism”, by Charles Koetting, Letters of October 7.
Koetting’s letter to the editor regarding the New editorial, “The American Middle,” posed the pertinent question: “How do we get your point across to the rest of our country?”
I could be wrong, but I think there are more “means” in the whole country than there are extreme right or left. My question would be: how to convince the parties to present moderates? When the choices are on the far right or left, there is no middle ground.
A perfect example is the last presidential election. Joe Biden was about as moderate as we were going to be, but he picked a far-left running mate. If he had done that, I think he would have won by such a wide margin that Donald Trump wouldn’t have been able to get the traction needed to continue his rampage.
After the election, my sister was furious and asked how anyone could even vote for Trump. Simple: Due to Biden’s age, many feared he wouldn’t be around for another four years, and the idea of a far-left VP taking his place was a big concern for many. “means”.
How can we effectively ensure that at least one moderate is a choice? That person would probably win by a landslide.
Europe is turning to burning wood for its heating due to fuel shortages that came from Russia. Too bad we don’t have national leaders who see what an opportunity this is to increase America’s position in the world and help our most powerful allies.
If our leaders simply encouraged increased production and processing of natural gas, we could become an even bigger supplier and a stronger friend to the rest of the world. Maybe our next leaders will be smarter.
Larry Mendolia, Dallas/Lake Highlands
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