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Letters to the editor, December 1

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Oral history interview

Thank you for last week's story on Irene Davidson Minton. I am always very happy to see local history stories in the DRC.

I work in the Special Collections Department at the Denton Public Library. I thought you might like to know that we have an oral history interview of Irene Minton in our collection that can be listened to online.

It was conducted by Alec Williams (who was working for us at that time) in 1975. I do not believe he realized who she was at the time because the questions revolved around living in Denton; I certainly didn't know who she was.

In the interview, you can hear that her mind was sharp and her answers clear. I enjoyed listening to her "accent."

You can listen to it here:

Leslie Couture,

Stand for what's right

It is not surprising that Donald Trump came out in support of Roy Moore since they are both sexual predators, like two peas in a pod.

It is refreshing to see that the sexual harassment of women by those more powerful has become a mainstream issue.

It is too bad it had to happen after a sexual deviant was elected as president. With Trump, morality isn't an issue as he has none. It's called being amoral -- without or not concerned with moral standards.

One of the most upsetting things is that some calling themselves evangelical Christians are rallying around Moore. I grew up in the Methodist Church. We referred to child molesters as evil, not the kind of person we would elect to any office, much less Congress. It just shows how some of our society has regressed.

If I were a Republican, I would be so ashamed I would hide my head in the sand. I think it would be time to declare oneself independent. That or cut out the suppurating lesion festering at the Republican Party's radical base.

Stand for principled ethics in government. Stand for what's right, not what's politically expedient. Stand for the good of our country.

Conserve nature, not ideology. Become someone your children can be proud of. Their future depends on it.

John T. Weber,