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Letters on Parker column, bathroom bill, helpful Longview police

July 15, 2017 at 11:24 p.m.

Biased or what

I find it very stupid that in Kathleen Parker's column today (Opinion, July 5) she accused President Trump of promoting violence. How can she make this statement and not include the media coverage of the severed head of the president and the statement about blowing up the White House? Isn't that considered promoting violence/terrorism? Is she biased or what?

Jenny Collins, Longview

Give it more thought

I read with interest and disgust David McNeeley's opinion piece of June 29 concerning Texas' bathroom bill and the economic impact that will be felt.

Just because California Attorney General Xavier Becerra added Texas to the list of states banned from California state-funded travel doesn't mean we should kowtow to him or the ACLU. There are times we must do what we have determined to be best and right then have the courage to stand by it. We must not allow ourselves to be bullied by liberal radicals.

To allow biological males to enter female restrooms, showers, etc., because they feel female ignores the potential dangers to women and children who can easily become the targets of sexual predators (NOT the transgenders).

Our society has elevated the emotional comfort of a relative few over the physical safety of a large group of vulnerable people. A thinking person will easily recognize that sexual predators will take advantage of such a situation as a unisex facility — just go in dressed as a woman then do whatever he came to do.

Rape victim Kaeley Triller Haver makes the key point that "there are countless deviant men in this world who will pretend to be transgender as a means of gaining access to the people they want to exploit, namely women and children."

Shame on Texas House Speaker Joe Straus for seeing this as a "non-existent problem." He needs to give that more thought.

Mary K. Barham, Longview

A little help here?

Just read the article about cops mowing grass for the disabled veteran. Wonderful story (news story, July 6). But: What are this guy's neighbors doing? They should be offering their services to mow and do other chores he can't.

You reap what you sow. Can't grow it if you don't plant it.

Jerry Mohler, Plainfield, Illinois



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