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Letters to the editor, July 26

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Helping others benefits us

It appears to me that more politicians and voters than ever have adopted an attitude best exemplified by the phrase, "I've got mine. Screw you."

They don't seem to think that living in a society creates any obligation to care about others. I disagree.

I'm perfectly content to pay taxes that go toward public schools because I believe that all children deserve a quality, free education. I'm willing to pay a little more taxes to ensure that my fellow Americans can have access to health care.

Poverty should not be a death sentence in the richest country in the world.

The irony in all of this is that helping others benefits us.

Those with more education commit fewer crimes and are a lot more productive. Providing health care prevents the outbreak of preventable diseases and the loss of work time due to illness.

People who don't care about others should remember that helping others helps themselves.

Bob Michaelsen, Denton

Democratic playbook

Those of us who voted for Trump are called "good people" on the Denton Record-Chronicle's editorial page [July 18] and then we are castigated for voting for such a liar.

Can you tell me, with a straight face, that Hillary Clinton never lied? She would not know the truth if it bit her on the seat of her extra-large pantsuit.

The Clintons are one of the most dishonest families to ever be in power in America. At what point will the Clintons pay a price for their crimes? Where is a special prosecutor to check into all the Clinton misdeeds? Coming soon, I hope.

The DRC's editorial page resembles a publication of the Democratic playbook. The editorials are 75 percent or more written by liberal journalists and our local editorial falls into that category most of the time.

I guess this is part of the "fake news, fake facts" of the mainstream media.

The editorial on how to revive the Texas Democratic Party is a prime example. What about all those years in Texas elections when Democrats ruled the Capitol and most county elections?

I don't recall any hand-wringing for a stronger Republican Party.

Alice Gore, Denton