Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

August 16, 2013

Letters to the Editor 8/17/13

Corsicana Daily Sun

— Listening to you at home,working for you in Washington

To Navarro County residents: The nation is at a cross roads. The decisions made over the next few years will affect us for generations. From efforts to infringe on your 4th Amendment Rights to Immigration Reform and ObamaCare – I want to know what you think should be done in Washington.

You are my boss. You elected me to work for you. I believe the best way to serve the people of the Corsicana is to talk to you directly. I want to let you know what is going on in the Nation’s Capital, but most importantly I want to answer your questions and listen to your concerns.

I will be holding two town hall meetings in Navarro County this week to listen to you.

The first is at the Kerens Alumni Center at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 20, and at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Corsicana Government Center.

The floor will be yours. We can discuss a wide range of topics from tax policy to the economy, but this is your meeting so you will guide the conversation.

I look forward to meeting you!

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Ennis)


Money matters

To the Editor: What a shame we’re having in Corsicana and Navarro County of a business or organization being ripped off.

What do you expect when you allow one individual to have complete control of money flow?

It’s not the good old days when I was a kid growing up in Frost. We helped run a dairy. In the early morning hours customers would put cash in empty milk containers on their porch in exchange for fresh milk.

Try that today folks! You would walk onto the porch and discover a empty milk container with no cash and no fresh milk for the kids breakfast.

In my opinion no less than three individuals should have equal responsibility of a business daily transactions.

Jim Basham


Fort Hood reaction

To the Editor: Major Husan thinks he is a martyr and a hero?  He's wrong and here is why.

At Fort Hood, he not only shot and killed 13 unarmed soldiers, and also wounded 32 others, none of these people were armed, only Major Husan.  

He picked a place to do his killing and maiming where no one would have a chance except himself. That sounds, not only like the traitor that he is, but a desperate person that is hell bent on killing any American, even to the point of picking a place that no one else had a gun except himself.

 Now, finally, after 3 1/2 years, the deceased and injured families still haven't received any compensation. Texas Republican Congressmen are determined to see that the soldiers and their families will receive the benefits they so deserve.  

The Department of Defense and President Obama has refused to classify the attack as an act of terrorism or combat. The federal government paid victims of the 9/11 attack including those killed and injured at the Pentagon. Our Fort Hood people deserve the same.  

Let's do right by them and back those in Washington that are trying to do the right thing. A verbal shout out, some letter writing, call ins, anything at all helps our great servicemen and women that stand up, with their life on the line, and protect us at a moment’s notice will help their cause.

They need our help now.

Barbara Whitfield


A shameless act

To the Editor: Just recently my wife and I again rescued a small young dog from the highway entering our city. I say again, because it has happened so many times in the past.

Why do people throw animals away like that. This young pup will more than likely be put down ...

We would keep the dog myself, but we already have a Minpin and a Lab/Pyrenees mix that we rescued and we cannot afford another dog. So, if I can’t keep it and can’t afford to pay the animal shelter to take it what do I do with it? Put it down myself probably although I hate to do that.

 We need more than a slap on the wrist for people that knowingly abuse and/or abandon animals along our country roads. They should be ashamed of themselves and with a little luck maybe somewhere down the line they will be abandoned and left alone.

How about one of your many column contributors doing a investigative piece on this problem?

Mike Antonelli