Be gentle with young students
Who’s watching the school staffers?
We are rightly focused on academic initiatives in our schools. But who monitors those who maintain our schools, prepare food and serve our children? What happens to the leftover food after lunch is served? Is it thrown out in the garbage or carried out with the cafeteria workers?
When a kindergarten child I know and love dearly asked for a carrot on the first day of school and was told by the cafeteria worker, “NO”! I was incensed, and all I could do was cry and pray that it never happen to any child.
Not all teachers are incompetent, nor are all cafeteria workers blind to the fact that hefty stipends are given to new leaders in the Leadership Academies.
Our children are the most vulnerable when greed or dissatisfaction becomes a cruel weapon to wreak meanness on a 5-year-old desiring a simple carrot. These actions border on child abuse.
Sue E. Turner, Fort Worth
Which side is Granger on?
Rep. Kay Granger recently took a position firmly on the fence with her condemnation of violence on “both sides” in the recent clashes between white nationalists and counterprotesters.
Since there are usually two sides to most disagreements, it may be difficult to decide which of the two sides has the moral imperative.
As Edmund Burke famously said: “All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.”
Jim and Bev Sims, Fort Worth
More town hall sniping
The liberals have been protesting since January when President Trump was inaugurated. The Saturday after the inauguration, the Women’s March had no acts of violence. In all the previous protests of the liberals there had been few if any acts of violence. Their protests consisted of people voicing the injustices that are occurring in the Trump/GOP administration.
When enemies of this country’s values and beliefs took to the streets with their torches, clubs and other weapons with words of hate and murder, only someone out of touch would have viewed the liberals in the same context as the neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Kay Granger is certainly out of touch. She has never held any town hall for her constituents.
Thelma Martin, Hurst
Seems cut and dried
If an immigrant has not received legal resident status or citizenship through due process of law, he or she is here illegally. As such, he or she is subject to deportation.
What part of that concept is too difficult to understand?
James Duermeyer, North Richland Hills
Is U.S. stature declining?
America’s adversaries need only wait. China should have little concern about achieving economic status with the U.S. Russia should not bother trying to influence our elections. North Korea does not need to continue its saber rattling.
Our executive branch of government is in total disarray. Members of Congress are concerned only with thwarting initiatives of the other party. America’s needs are relegated to the bottom of the box. Free speech as we used to know it has disappeared. Opinion is often met with violence.
Our adversaries need only wait until America self-destructs.
I am 81 and will probably not witness this self-destruction, but my children and grandchildren likely will. I don’t not have a solution — the solution lies with my fellow Americans. I’m not optimistic.
Army Col. William Harnagel (Retired),