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Letters to the editor, May 24

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Grown-ups depart

Since when did the mainstream media take over the Democratic Party and become the opposition party to Republicans?

The media spews hate and fake news 24/7/365. They gin up hysteria over any action by President Trump with the Democrats falling into line and acting like mind-numb robots.

The Indivisible Denton group gives every appearance of following this ginned-up hysteria. These are the same folks who labeled the tea party ideas as "wrong, cruel and tinged with racism" (DRC, March 19). No riots or property destruction at any tea party events.

Outside of getting Obama elected, Democrats have been losing elections (local, state and national) since 2010. Democrats have not denounced the rioting, the anti-free speech mobs, destruction of private property and out-of-control hecklers at any public meeting scheduled by Republicans, etc.

The grown-ups must have left the room.

Alice Gore,

Replace the Rev. Christy Thomas

Over the years, I have tried to ignore the Rev. Christy Thomas' writings in the religion section as they deeply disquieted my spirit. I am a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. He became my Saviour when I asked him into my heart at age 5. I am now 57.

I can no longer remain silent. Her latest response titled: "End-times prophecy not helpful to faithful" mocked the salvation experience so dear and precious to me.

Jesus shed his blood at Calvary to offer an atonement for sin, mercy, grace and everlasting life. John 3:16 says: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."

The Rev.Thomas' responses lead the readers away from God and the inspired truth of God's Holy Word: the Bible. Her wisdom is not what is needed in the religion section; it is God's wisdom.

I humbly request that the Denton Record-Chronicle seek an individual who loves the Lord with all his heart and soul and mind (Matthew 22:37) to continue the section that is so needed in our world today.

Becky Brattvet,

Flag gone

After bragging -- on the editorial page -- on Pollo Tropical flying the United States flag months after the company shuttered the windows and locked the doors on the Golden Triangle Mall restaurant - we drove by last Thursday to find a bare flagpole next to the soon-to-be-opened taco business.

What could be at play here? Supposedly, both businesses are owned by the same corporate umbrella?

Sad? Sad indeed!

Larry Jambor,

Wrong again

One hundred scientists, who would have told us they were 100 percent sure, are wrong again. The New York Times is reporting that scientists have long held that eating a lot of salt (sodium chloride) makes you thirsty, so you drink more water, which dilutes the blood enough so sodium doesn't overwhelm.

A simple and intuitive theory is completely wrong. Russian cosmonauts, held in isolation to simulate space travel, showed that eating more salt made them less thirsty but more hungry. Experiments with mice show the same thing.

Let's remember that 100 out of 100 scientists were wrong before we allow them to wreck our economy with their global warming projections.

After all, it was only in 1975, a blink of the eye in earth's life span, that scientists were telling us that the threat of a new ice age must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery for mankind and that the way to solve this is to cover the North and South Poles with ash so all the ice will melt.

Paul Knopick,

Vote for Paul Meltzer

I love my house. It is my home -- safe and beautiful to my eyes. But the dear thing needs attention and investment. The front door squeaks, the roof is damaged, the flowers are withering and I want a new patio! It is expensive. And I don't have a lot of money.

Do I complain that my house needs ongoing care? Perhaps. Or can I invest carefully to keep it safe and beautiful? Do I find workmen who are skilled, honest and economical? Do I use my money wisely?

My city is my home. I love it. It is safe and beautiful. But it needs care. The streets are bumpy, the drainage is slow, its beauty ages. Do I complain or do I invest carefully in its ongoing life?

How can I wisely use my money to keep my city-home safe and beautiful?

Vote for smart management to use our tax investments wisely. Vote for Paul Meltzer for City Council, District 3.

Joan Wall,

Women's rights

I am a staunch advocate for women's rights.

May I suggest that pro-choice women have lost the battle for women's rights. If they really believed in women's rights, they would never abort a female baby.

If they really believed in women's rights, they would insist that the doctor performing the abortion would have hospital privileges near the abortion clinic so the mother's life could be saved if something went wrong with the abortion.

These two simple issues prove that women's rights are not what these women are fighting for.

Of course, my heart cries for both mother and child. God designed them for life, not death.

Michael Pfeil,