LETTERS: Shameless Democrats, local stories, be bold

A reminder for ‘shameless’ Democrats

You can’t have your cake and eat it, too, but shameless Democrats are the ultimate flip-floppers.

President Clinton said in his 1995 State of the Union speech the following: “In the budget I will present to you, we will try to do more to speed the deportation of illegal aliens who are arrested for crimes, to better identify illegal aliens in the workplace… ”

He then went on to say, “We are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of laws. It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it.”

And finally President Obama said, “Real reform means establishing a responsible pathway to earned citizenship — a path that includes passing a background check, paying taxes and a meaningful penalty, learning English, and going to the back of the line behind the folks trying to come here legally.”

The previous excerpt from Obama’s Feb. 12, 2013, State of the Union address.

My how times have changed — how about them apples!

Jake Longoria, Mission


Local stories are preferred

Mr. Normandy, I completely disagree with you. I would much rather read an article that affects us here, locally, than a story of basically a photo op between a ruthless dictator and Trump, who was suckered. But that’s another issue another day.

One last thing: The majority of people on welfare are actually whites.

Where’s your ranting?

Mike Martinez, McAllen


Calling on congressmen to be ‘BOLD’

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. For the 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and the 16 million caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, it is important that our elected officials make Alzheimer’s a national priority.

The Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act will strengthen our nation’s response to Alzheimer’s as a public health issue by creating an Alzheimer’s public health infrastructure. Investing in a nationwide response will help create population-level change, achieve a higher quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, and reduce associated costs.

The Alzheimer’s Association calls on Congressman Vicente Gonzalez and Congressman Henry Cuellar to cosponsor the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act. We are confident that with their support we will soon have a treatment or a cure.

Cacie Waters, Alzheimer’s Association, San Antonio & South Texas Chapter

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