Letters to the editor

Dear editor and fellow Texans, As we enjoy the blessings of family and friends this coming Memorial Day, let us all take a moment to recollect the reason for this day. We honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives, so that we may enjoy the freedoms we hold so dear. For over 150 years, Memorial Day has been a national holiday honoring those who died in service to our nation. Let us remember our history and see our present, so that the thousands of Americans who have served and lost their lives to war, from days past to present, will not be forgotten. On this day, we remember those who gallantly fought for each one of us. Their courage and sacrifice will always be remembered and honored across this great state, this great nation and most importantly, in our hearts. Sincerely,

Eliseo “Al” Cantu Jr., Chairman Texas Veterans Commission Austin

Dear editor, Rule of the Unmerciful Too busy to honor House subpoenas furthering constitutional oversight, Trump watches Fox and Tweet-rants criticizing (R) Rep. Amash. Reading the Mueller report, he stated Trump’s behavior meet the threshold for impeachment and AG Barr intended to mislead the public. National Security Advisor John Bolton, neo-con war hawk, pursues another conflict. A carrier task force is ramping-up tensions with Iran. Trust after Iraq II and Trump’s 10,000+ lies? Sufficiently lied into war yet? At home, a Texas GOP voter intimidation bill targets elderly, disabled, and most vulnerable, https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/texas-is-about-to-make-it-illegal-for-a-group-of-friends-to-drive-tothe-polls-together-to-vote/. They just can’t prevail politically without electoral shenanigans. “Family values, pro-life”? The numbers of “Zero Tolerance” children separated illegally mounted another 1,700. GOP states passed anti-abortion laws criminalizing a difficult, personal choice. Even Pat Robertson agreed it’s wrong not to account for rape or incest. States with restrictive abortion laws have the highest rate of infant mortality,https://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-anti-abortion-infant-mortality-20190515-story.html.Cloud Peak Energy’s bankruptcy filing revealed coal joined tobacco and oil suppressing knowledge of harm caused by their products. But Dems proposing universal healthcare insurance or environmental protection plan are the radicals? The Administration guts climate research. They’ve cut funds to investigate anti-rightwing violence. Detect the pattern? The responsibility for doing something is on us! Despotic is Trump and GOP commitment to constitutional rule of law, honored more in the breach than the keeping. The misapplication of law is not an act of justice, rather the cold steeled, heartless rule of the unmerciful! Sincerely yours,

Rev. Barry Abraham Zavah Alpine