Another blunder from Jon Daniels
One of my favorite Rangers has been traded. Isiah Kiner-Falefa is a true ballplayer. (March 13, 6B, “Rangers trade INF Kiner-Falefa to Twins for catcher Garver”) One year, he was a catcher. Then, he played third base and won a Gold Glove. Last year, at shortstop, he hit .275. All that is hard for anyone, especially in the major leagues.
Rangers President Jon Daniels should have been fired a long time ago. He talks a good game but doesn’t have the sense to run a ballclub.
– Walt DaPrile, Arlington
Sure, that’s just coincidence
Was anyone actually surprised by the news that of 815 mail-in ballots tossed out because of voter ID information in Tarrant County, 812 were in the Democratic primary? (March 13, 8A, “945 mail-in ballots rejected, mostly over new ID rules”)
This is a perfect example of the voter suppression that the GOP insists doesn’t exist.
– Bill Youngblood, North Richland Hills
You can do your part, too
Those of us who are middle class or above can support Ukraine by supporting those here who are struggling to pay for gas to do their jobs. Maybe we can pay the nice people who mow our lawns an extra $5. Maybe we have a wonderful house cleaner who drives to each job.
We feel so helpless, but there are actions we can take both at home and abroad.
– Mary Dittoe Kelly, North Richland Hills
What the oath means
The veteran who wrote a March 15 letter to the editor (7A) must have forgotten his own induction and oath when he complained about the requirement that U.S. service members get vaccinated for COVID-19. Service members receive vaccinations for 14 conditions upon induction and dozens more depending on deployment. When one raises his or her hand to take the oath, the good of the many is accepted over the rights of the few.
As another vet, I support the COVID-19 vaccination policy.
– Bob Scott, Colleyville
Stand up and seek God
How disheartening it is to read in Cynthia M. Allen’s column that only 55% of Americans say they would stay and fight if America were invaded. (March 13, 5A, “Would Americans fight for homeland like Ukrainians? Poll discouraging”) This demonstrates how we have become so self-centered, dependent on government, woke and forsaking of the blessings we have.
America is not perfect, but those who would desert her now should take a good look at where they would land, because it would not be what they think. Stand up, America, and seek God.
– Donald Warner, Arlington
Actions speak much louder
Cynthia M. Allen’s statement that she would stay and defend the United States means absolutely nothing. Actions speak louder than words. My husband was a Marine for 30 years and saw combat many times over. Unless she has been in combat, Allen has no idea what she would do if her town were suddenly overrun by tanks with bullets raining down.
It’s so easy to puff up and say, “Of course I’d fight,” but if you haven’t been in combat, your words ring hollow. And by the way, yes, we are Democrats.
– Kimberly Ross, Keller
A way to end this war fast
Russian dictator Vladimir Putin is a war criminal. The only way to obtain justice, just like in the Old West, is to put a bounty on his head. I think $5 million sounds reasonable. He wouldn’t be safe even in the Kremlin.
– Dale Peterson, Keller
Please, put veterans first
I’m disappointed with the March 9 editorial, “Welcome to Fort Worth, Mr. President. Now, can we talk about these insane gas prices?” (15A) It mentions in passing that the president was here to address the problems our veterans face in obtaining benefits. Then follows 500-plus words kibbitzing about high gas prices.
Brave combat veterans who face challenges being treated for service-related illnesses and injuries versus ordinary citizens having to pay an extra $1 or more for a gallon of gas? I suggest we keep things in perspective, y’all — and Joe Biden would be within his rights to tell you the same thing.
– Owen Daniel, Fort Worth