Letters to the editor, April 4

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Here in Texas ...

Amy Mach [DRC, March 27] agrees with Barbara Russell that “Here in Texas, the American Dream is still alive and well. …” I have to agree with both of them.

Here in Texas, we have a dream of preventing low-income people (largely Latinos) from voting by requiring people who have a hard time putting food on their table to get a government-issued photo ID.

Here in Texas, if we can’t convince a woman to follow our God’s plan, we pass laws to make controlling her own body difficult if not impossible.

Here in Texas, we support the Constitution’s Second Amendment to carry semiautomatic rifles but skirt the same Constitution that requires the separation of church and state by requiring a minute of silence in the public schools thus insuring 70,000 hours a day are spent in Texas public schools where absolutely no learning is going on (4.2 million kids divided by 60 minutes per hour).

Here in Texas, we have a dream of eliminating Obamacare and making the U.S. (once again) the only modern, industrialized country in the world to not ensure every citizen has access to medical care.

I agree with Amy Mach and Barbara Russell, “Here in Texas, the American Dream is still alive and well …” but it may depend on whose dream you are talking about.

Come May you will have a chance to try to get Texas to follow your dream but you will have to vote to do it.

Bill Reed,


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