Letters to the Editor – Clean Industrial Technology Act, diversity, Fred Rogers, GOP’s Trump problem, Amazon, Dallas Stars
Pass Clean Industrial Technology Act
While the recent recognition of the City of Irving by the Environmental Protection Agency for its commitment to making the full transition to renewable energy by 2023 is an impressive feat, Irving needs to continue expanding its use of renewable energy, especially promoting its use in residential and commercial buildings as it is currently not that common. The longer governments wait for the full transition to renewable energy, the worse the impact of global warming will be. It is of the utmost importance that there is a transition to clean energy to protect the environment because, as Pope Francis wrote in his encyclical Laudato Si ‘, “the climate is a common good”.
The adoption of the Clean Industrial Technology Act of 2019 would help promote the common good by helping to reduce CO2 emissions in society. Pope Francis wrote: “Society as a whole, and the state in particular, has an obligation to defend and promote the common good.”
It is disappointing to see that only four congressmen from Texas co-sponsored this bill on party-political lines. If neither party can compromise, they must find a way to encourage greater care for our home together.
Natalie Villafranca, Irving
We need to know more
Subject: “DeSoto representative calls for more diversity – Democrat urgently calls for the hiring of employees with different backgrounds,” reported the news on Monday.
It seems to me that we have passed laws against racial and ethnic discrimination in recruitment practices that in theory apply to government officials. We need to know a little more about how this works. People should not be hired on the basis of race or ethnicity, or regardless of race or ethnicity.
Mack Covey, Plano
Oh my god, here’s an excuse
Subject: “Sorry, someone?” by Ted Gold, Sunday Letters.
In response to Gold’s letter, let me offer my sincere apologies. I now see how unreasonable it is to expect a president to faithfully implement the law, defend our country and our constitution from all enemies at home and abroad, and participate graciously in the peaceful transfer of power after seeing a free and fair one Has lost election and exhausted all vocations. Gold helped me see the honor of a President stepping out of the White House without the military having to pull his ankles and without literally burning the White House down on the way out. Where do I send this apology?
Bill Luthans, Dallas
What a low bar for Trump
The fact that the letter writer Ted Gold asks if there are any excuses because Donald Trump didn’t literally burn down the White House or use the military to stay in power is incredible to me. Is that the lowest bar we’ve set for this president? As if the fact that these events did not actually occur is some kind of redemption or justification for Trump? And why should your newspaper give a voice to such a ridiculous question? I would expect higher standards from a big newspaper like yours. You are not the Yahoo Gazette.
Eric Lee, Dallas
Time to stop the lie
For our nation to heal, all elected leaders must publicly declare that the election is fair, and Joe Biden is rightly our president. Our two senators would demonstrate leadership and integrity for this. While we haven’t seen these qualities much either, now is the time to put the nation’s wellbeing first. You have to “stop the lie”.
KC McClain, Plano
Shadow of Fred Rogers
When I heard President Joe Biden’s inaugural address, I was reminded of the late Fred Rogers. He always reminded his audience to be kind and considerate to one another. I half expected the president to change shoes and put on a sweater when, in a grandfather tone, urged us to respect our neighbors. Would you be my neighbor You bet!
Christina Ball, Dallas
Can GOP clean itself?
Subject: “GOP’s Trump Problem Is Far From Over” by Gromer Jeffers Jr., Jan. 14, Metro Column.
I enjoy reading Jeffers’ columns and getting his perspective on the political scene. However, I believe he gently pedaled the problem in the GOP.
Before the election, some of my friends complained that “their party had left them”. The past five years have shown that evangelicals do not care about morals or family values by wholeheartedly supporting an adulterer who shows no repentance. It seems that their only motive is power to force everyone to adopt their religious priorities.
The Tea Party hated deficit spending until Congress passed a huge corporate tax cut that was guaranteed to run into deficits and immediately passed a huge budget that only made the deficit worse.
Amid all of these setbacks on the GOP talking points, the folks at Make America Great have created the impression that the GOP supports anarchy (the capitol mob), armed insurrection, white supremacists, COVID-19 as a joke, and outlandish conspiracy theories children could be fake detect. All done while real Republicans are called RINOs.
Can the GOP purge itself of the Trumpers and get back to relevance? The Allen West-run “Republicans” are in no way like the GOP I grew up with.
David Moffat, East Dallas
Isn’t that like a good liberal?
Isn’t it nice that the boss at Amazon has offered to help President Joe Biden spread the COVID-19 vaccine? I wonder why he didn’t make the offer while Donald Trump was still in office. It’s nice to know that Amazon puts politics before the American people who helped turn many Amazon employees into millionaires and some billionaires. But that is exactly what good liberals and many democrats do.
Kye Kastrop, Midlothian
The messages cannot follow the guidelines
On your editorial page: “Acknowledge the right of people to get every important question out of the newspaper from both sides.” That’s a quote from GB Dealey.
The Dallas Morning News no longer follows this important left-wing policy.
Ken Davis, North Dallas
Why do you downplay stars?
Subject: SportsDay headlines, Wednesday.
We’re all cowboys fans. However, there are other teams in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The stars win and yet they get a second headline about the cowboys off-season. And the place at the top of the page went to the Mavericks. Come on let’s be fair. The stars deserved a better position in the page layout.
Judy Miller, McKinney
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