Let’s vote on abortion rights in Texas

Regarding “Editorial: What the Kansas Vote on Abortion Means for Texas” (August 4): Our representatives in Austin should learn from the good people of Kansas and bring the issue of abortion rights in Texas to a vote. The real impact of the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade was to allow the citizens of each state to decide. The current rulers of this state believe they know how the majority of people feel. I think the results in Kansas should give them pause.

I personally do not support abortion for the same moral reasons that I do not support capital punishment. That said, I don’t think my moral views should be legally imposed on everyone without giving everyone the right to be heard. That’s what ballot boxes are supposed to be in a democratic society: everyone’s chance to be heard.

The special session that the governor doesn’t seem to want should be aimed at drafting ballot questions dealing with both abortion and assault weapons. If you’re going to represent all of us, you shouldn’t be afraid to let all of us speak our minds.

Joseph Quinlan, Houston

country on the party

Regarding “Collin County GOP censures Sen. John Cornyn for bipartisan work on guns, education,” (August 2): This article reports that the Collin County Republican Party is calling for the resignation of Sen. Cornyn for his “infidelity to our party and principles.” On the same page, the article “Texas Lawmakers Fighting Prison Closures” reports that U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee and other Democrats are uniting with Republicans to fight the closure of some prisons. I doubt you see a call for the resignation of any Democratic group for these actions. It’s time for Republicans to start thinking and acting on what’s best for our country, not their party.

Cindy BartosHouston

Regarding “Sen. Ted Cruz Calls Himself a Fool for Endorsing State House Candidates, But Here’s Why He Does It” (July 26): This article reminds readers that Ted Cruz believes federal office holders who get involved in state legislative races are “idiots,” but he’s made a habit of doing it anyway. Including himself in this group at least shows he’s being honest in his definition. Essentially , Cruz says he’s willing to espouse unpopular causes and get involved if they’re causes he believes in. It seems to me that “unpopular” means so many people don’t believe in that cause that she doesn’t has no popular support. That brings me to my point: so many politicians don’t care what people want, they only care about their personal desires or those of their political contributors whom they flatter. Cruz, although he is only one of many to do so, seems to be at the forefront e not to care about what is best for Texas or for the country, but rather what is best for its own interests. The American public elects its representatives in the mistaken belief that these politicians will do the right thing for them and do what is best for the country. Think again, my fellow Americans.

Len KaplanHouston

On “deniers win multiple GOP primaries” (August 4): This should concern all Americans who actually care about our democratic republic. These Trump-loving, misguided, party loyalist, tribalist individuals, some of whom, if elected in November (I would say a given in Arizona), will wield enormous voting power in their states, are dangerous “extremists.” . The havoc they could unleash in the upcoming and upcoming elections is almost unfathomable.

Do changes need to be made to the electoral college system? Most certainly, and the coup attempt after the 2020 elections proves this spectacularly. The fact that the leader of the coup attempt is always a free man is absurd.

Wake up America!

Ike Harper, Sugar Land

Climate concerns

On “Tomlinson: As oil and gas profits soar, companies can afford to fight climate change” (August 3): Kudos to you, Chris Tomlinson, for saying it like they are – as always. This is a very important message:

“When a product damages our common environment, the company making the profit must pay to mitigate the damage. We need elected officials who will uphold this common sense principle and protect our future.

Amen and thank you. What won’t we individuals and businesses do for the almighty dollar?

Shameful and devastating to our home on this Earth.

Maris Helfrich, Galveston

Regarding “Edito: Offshore wind power to the rescue! The Texas proposal could keep us cool when indoor wind farms can’t. (July 25): There appears to be support for hundreds of wind turbines at a 546,645-acre wind farm 24 miles off Galveston. This facility would generate enough electricity to power 2.3 million homes. Is anyone else concerned about the operation of this facility after experiencing a category 5 hurricane If it were to go offline how would backup power be provided I hope someone takes this reliability issue into account.

Jim RobertsonHouston

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