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Letters to the editor, November 22

Ignored issues

The city of Denton says that it aspires to greatness, but mostly it just wants to look pretty for the people and companies with money, and ignores the things that are more helpful to its majority residents.

One of these things is street repair, which is often talked about and even sometimes done.

Another is sidewalks, which are mostly ignored, even though many people depend on them — or dirt and brush trails where there are none.

One example is Mingo road, which is heavily traveled by pedestrians.

When I was wheelchair-bound, I largely had to travel in the streets for lack of sidewalks (illegal for wheelchairs). Buses were insufficient.

When Wichita, Kan., was about the same size that Denton is now, it had more than 10 times as many sidewalks.

Joe V. Ratliff,




What not to do

Congratulations to the people who voted for higher taxes and less security under your newly re-elected president.

In this next four years, you’re sure to experience a great many situations that could have been avoided had you elected the right person to represent the rest of us as well as yourselves.

My only hope is your regrettable selection won’t completely destroy everything I’ve worked for all these years.

However, if it does, I hold all you responsible.

I will continue praying for better days now and in the future in order to see my nation succeed as opposed to fail.

I still believe it’s possible to save a country from bankruptcy, but it will take someone in another administration to do it. Perhaps by then we will have learned what not to do. That is my hope.

Jack Cox,




Pilgrims’ legacy

The Pilgrims brought with them not only their English language, their English Bible, and Christian faith, but their English law, including Christian principles of government by consent, representative government, and self-government.

The Mayflower Document was a self-governed document written by self-governed people.

These self-governed people depended on God to lead them in their everyday life and in their government.

They had worked out the spiritual liberty that they had received in Christ to bring forth civil liberty. Every Pilgrim felt personally responsible to bring about this liberty.

Eileen Waage,