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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 9:47 pm

Editor:

It’s interesting how Mr. Scott Sherman believes that our country has gone amok in his April 17 letter to the editor. Where do I start with the misinformed points stated in his letter to the editor?

He implied that the socialist Democrat Party leaders and followers want to impeach President Trump because of his moral ad behavioral differences. I seem to remember Bill Clinton’s moral and behavioral differences. Mr. Clinton had an adulterous affair in the White House and Mrs. Clinton, as secretary of state, sold 20 percent of our country’s uranium to Russia. That was very moral of her.

Of course, some will argue that it was to the Ukrainian government, but who controls this area of the world?

I keep hearing these same progressive liberal talking points from MSNBC and CNN.

He mentioned that we should use facts other than Fox News. Contrary to Mr. Sherman’s views, independent voters also watch other news channels. Well, for the last two years MSNBC, CNN and other news networks that I watch have been saying that President Trump committed collusion and obstruction of justice. We now know that they were lying to us for the last two years. I wonder how many people who only watch CNN, MSNBC and the mainstream media went to their graves believing President Trump was guilty of collusion and obstruction of justice.

Fact is, the Robert Mueller report shows no collusion and no obstruction.

In an earlier letter to the editor, Mr. Sherman mentioned President Trump’s tax cuts as crumbs and called President Trump a habitual liar. Fact is that it was Nancy Pelosi who referred to the tax cuts as crumbs.

I know that I benefited from the tax cuts and I am sure many others across the country also did.

The tax cuts not only benefited large, wealthy businesses but also small and local businesses.

The fact is that we have lower unemployment for minorities. We have an oil boom in West Texas and a better economy. The idea that only the very wealthy benefited from the tax cut is a standard socialist Democrat talking point. If I were to believe that, then I must be very wealthy because as I said I benefited from this current tax cut.

As for being a liar, I am sure President Trump has said a few whoppers in his time, but he did not tell us that if you like your doctor, you could keep your doctor. If you like your medical insurance you now have, you can keep it. He also did not tell us we would save $2,500 in our medical bills. Barrack Obama told us this big whopper.

Mr. Sherman mentions a short history lesson about the president’s responsibilities and says that the president should stand for the highest values and ideals of the country. He is right, but unlike the previous president, President Trump is not going around the world apologizing for U.S. policies both past and present, nor bowing before kings.

He says that it is surreal, mystifying and unbelievable that so many Americans like this president. There is nothing surreal or mystifying about it. When more Hispanics, blacks, women and other minorities and their children are enjoying the American dream and employed, common sense tells us they tend to support that president regardless whether he or she is a Republican or a Democrat.

What is surreal but not mystifying is that the Democrat Party has gone off the deep end to the left.

The reason socialist Democrats don’t like President Trump is because he doesn’t talk in platitudes. The fact is that all those 20-plus socialist Democrats running for president all talk in platitudes. They offer no real solutions and only talk about free this, free that, etc. Those are facts, not talking points.

Platitudes do not create jobs, put food on the table or pay for our children’s education.

He also said he does not get it and he says that President Trump does not care about that huge potential electorate. The fact is, many independent voters

and moderate Democrats voted for President Trump. Common sense tells us he probably would not have won with only Republicans voting for him.

I believe most voters did their research in the last election, vetted Hillary Clinton and did not vote for her except for the East and West Coast and of course South Texas.

He was right about one thing: that we should worry about our country’s future. With schools and universities controlled by progressive liberals today, it’s interesting that at the entrance to the University of South Africa students reflect on a message as they walk into the university halls. The message says, “Destroying any nation does not require the use of atomic bombs or the use of long-range missiles. It only requires lowering the quality of education and allowing the cheating in the examinations by the students. The collapse of education is the collapse of a nation.”

As a retired dedicated public school teacher, Mr. Sherman, you probably appreciate this quote. Has not capitalism been doing a good job of taking care of these problems for the last 232 years?

Probably, the reason socialist Democrats, for example Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, don’t like capitalism is because it gives economic freedom, prosperity and empowerment to Hispanics, Blacks, Women and other minorities.

You end your letter to the editor by asking if we are happy with the direction our country is heading. My answer is yes. As Ronald Reagan said, “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.”

It is also interesting that you end your letter with “God bless America.” I agree, but as I remember, the socialist Democrats denied God three times at their Democrat National Convention.

So, why change our republican form of government to a socialist government in 2020? Do we really need to elect a socialist Democrat resembling Nicolas Maduro as our President?

Carlos Cantu

Brownsville

Forgotten accusations

Editor:

Texas history has long forgotten the false accusations of Mexican collusion against Juan Seguin when he was mayor of San Antonio. Seguin protected Texas and served Texas as a captain in the Texas cavalry in the Texas War for Independence, after the war, as lieutenant colonel and commander of the Army of the West (San Antonio), as a senator in the Texas Congress fighting for the property laws to be printed in Spanish as well as in English, and as mayor of San Antonio, fighting for the property rights of Tejanos.

All of these important military and political positions helped make Seguin the most prominent Tejano in Texas, but he also had political enemies in Texas and Mexico, as well as in the military. When Mayor Seguin of San Antonio defended the property rights of Tejanos against the new arrivals into Texas, his political enemies became emboldened against him, after Mexican Gen. Rafael Vasquez publicly stated in San Antonio that Seguin was still loyal to Mexico.

Just as Jim Acosta led the media mob against Trump today, Jim Goodman, the local blacksmith, led a 30-man mob against Mayor Seguin at his ranch. Luckily, Seguin was not home at the time, but a good Tejano friend was beaten to a bloody mess there. Fearing for his life and worried about the safety of his family, Seguin decided to leave San Antonio for Mexico, but he was captured by the Mexican army in Nuevo Laredo. The life of Juan Seguin would now change from bad to worse, but that is another story and another article.

I only wish my Trump-hating friends would read Seguin’s memoirs with the same intensity that they are reading Robert Mueller’s report, so we can all answer that question of Mexican collusion: Did Juan Seguin betray Texas or did Texas betray Juan Seguin?

Jack Ayoub

Harlingen

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