Letters to the editor: Sept. 7, 2017


Re: Aug. 31 commentary, “Herman: President Donald Trump’s ill-chosen words.”

Hard to believe that when Texas is experiencing its worst natural disaster in our history, Ken Herman decides to write an article nit-picking our president’s comments during his visit to our state. What’s wrong with thanking Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn for showing up, then thanking his staff and cabinet for doing a fantastic job?

Shame on you Ken!

BOB VARSHAL, AUSTIN

Re: Aug. 30 article, “In Austin for Harvey briefing, Trump gets earful on immigration.”

This 86-year old Tejano, whose parents were born in Mexico, will continually pray that one day very soon, our president and lawmakers working on immigration reform legislation deliver positive results.

My main concern revolves around the young people — “dreamers” — who hopefully, after obtaining “registered provisional immigration” status, can apply for legal, permanent residency in five years, perhaps less time, then immediately request citizenship in our beautiful America. The Department of Homeland Security is empowered to streamline that process and citizenship plans.

MOSES P. SALDANA SR., AUSTIN

I am happy that Donald Trump came to Texas to check out the results of Harvey’s visit.

I find it interesting that during his news conference in Austin he was surrounded by a vast array of elected officials. It was a nice photo-op where all these men could show their concern regarding Harvey. But where was our mayor?

Oh, he was preparing Austin to take in refugees from the storm. What a slacker!

JIM OBERKROM, AUSTIN

Re: Aug. 31 commentary, “Herman: President Donald Trump’s ill-chosen words.”

If God in all his glory came to earth, I would imagine Ken Herman would have some criticism of him. Everyone uses their own words — and no two people are going to react alike. Leave my president alone. He is doing a great job. Get over the fact that Hillary Clinton did not win. I guess you have to write your column and that was the best you could do. I will not be reading anything you write — you can count on that. You lost. Get over it!

DOYLENE HAZLETT, AUSTIN

President Trump paid his respects to Texas and expressed how well everything was going. A quick visit, to say the least, at a table full of important people — both in Corpus Christi, and Austin.

But it seemed odd that his four-hour visit to Texas did not include a flyover to view the catastrophic damage in Rockport and Houston. I remember past presidents getting real close to the destruction caused by these momentous storms. Not just a video shot.

MICHAEL W. HENRY SR., MARBLE FALLS

In the past 30 years of records, no storm west of Florida has intensified in the last 12 hours before landfall. Until now.

Climate change is not a future problem. It’s a current threat.

CHRISTOPHER KEIMLING, AUSTIN



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