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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 11:47 pm


“I, Antonio Castillo, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the president of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”

This is the oath I took when I enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1999. I am a now a veteran.

I come from a line of Americans who proudly served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The names of numerous relatives are engraved at Veterans Park.

To suggest moving the Jefferson Davis memorial to Veterans Park is an insult to those of us who took the oath to remain loyal to the United States of America and its people.

The Feb 19. article, “Sticky history,” stated that that I was a former resident. I am a seasonal resident. My job takes me to different cities across the country. I come back to Brownsville during big breaks, especially in the summer. I will continue to invest in my hometown. This includes making our parks welcoming to all residents and visitors.

Racist traitors do not deserve to be memorialized on public property. The Jefferson Davis memorial does not belong at Washington Park. Speaking on behalf of proud veterans, it surely does not belong at Veterans Park either!

Antonio Castillo Brownsville

Battle of wills


To Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and congressional Democrats: Please accept a grateful nation’s gratitude

for providing an invaluable lesson ending Trump’s governmental shutdown!

Surrender would have set the stage for his next tantrum. The adults in Washington had to deal with Fred and Mrs. Trump’s neglect shaping a malignant personality disorder and two years of GOP (under)sight, allowing the president’s swamp to overflow with corruption and gross mismanagement.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell aided and abetted, refusing to schedule the Democrats’ spending bill for a vote, although it was exactly the same as the GOP House approved in mid-December.

Noteworthy is that the air traffic controllers first experienced the nearly 40-year genocide of the American middle class, beginning when President Ronald Reagan gleefully announced breaking their union’s slowdown. It is only fitting that unpaid controllers and Transportation Security Administration gate inspectors made the difference.

Beware: Neither Donald J. Trump nor petulant children instantly surrender to good parenting’s appropriate limitations — or constitutional oversight. He is likely to escalate, having never been successfully called on his “stuff.”

The lesson however; when raising a child or taming a wild horse, is: You cannot lose the battle of wills!

Barry Zavah

Alpine, Texas

Roles appear to be reversed


Hello, I’m confused. Weren’t the Republicans the party of “No”? Seems the liberals and their roles have been reversed.

Armando Alvear Brownsville

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