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Opinion: Paxton's made our state authorities into an absolute circus – Houston Chronicle


Relating to “
Texas AG Ken Paxton flees during attempt to serve subpoena before key abortion hearing
,” (Sept. 27): The state of our state authorities has turn into an absolute circus. Significantly, I’m speaking three rings! This week I’m s’posed to consider that Texas’ lawyer normal, the state’s prime lawyer, the man who information swimsuit towards any Democrat or liberal with a pulse, doesn’t perceive how a course of server works? Sure, they loiter. Sure, they do issues to get your consideration. That’s the way it works. Don’t they educate that in regulation faculty? And don’t inform me he’s by no means been on the receiving finish earlier than. I do know higher. However, does he take it like the large sturdy, fearless grownup chief of our state authorities he needs to be? Nope. He hides, he runs away and he finally jumps right into a car pushed by his spouse. What a clown.

Gene Fisseler, Houston

Relating to “
Abbott and O’Rourke both promise to cut property taxes, and have opposite plans for doing it
,” (Sept. 25): Texas Republican leaders, Abbott, Patrick and Paxton are getting determined. Simply once you assume these MAGA politicians have reached the nadir in political habits, they take it one step decrease.

Working example, after a decade of skyrocketing property taxes beneath Abbott, he pledges to return one half of subsequent 12 months’s state finances surplus of $27 billion to Texas property house owners— right here, learn voters. If this isn’t over the road of shopping for votes, it’s toeing that line. And he can’t do that with out Patrick and Paxton’s assist, in order that they should be onboard.

So right here we’re with the present state of Texas politics. Disgusting.

Lawrence James Madigan, Houston

Election reform invoice

Relating to “
Sen. Ted Cruz casts lone no vote on election reform bill as it passes committee
,” (Sept. 27): Safeguarding the peaceable switch of energy of the presidency will not be “unhealthy for democracy,” as Sen. Cruz claims. Voting to suppress laws designed to make it more durable to overthrow a presidential election is.

Duty for overseeing federal elections rests on the state stage, the place a number of Republican legislatures are enacting restrictions which will make it potential to sway elections. Congressional electoral reform goals to nip that within the bud. Why any lawmaker can be against that’s mind-boggling.

That each Texas Republican Home member did not vote for the Home model of the invoice final week ought to ship shivers down the spines of their constituents. By voting towards shoring up the system, these elected representatives are sending a transparent message: They, like Sen. Cruz, are ready to devalue democracy if it serves their political pursuits.

Jane Larkin, Tampa, Fl.

Voting selections

Relating to “
Editorial: Mindless voting is for the birds — not for a healthy democracy
,” (Sept. 27): I’m completely with the idea of voting for candidates that espouse options to the problems that align with the values and beliefs of the voters. That idea is international to a majority of voters, which is dismaying. After I was rising up within the ‘60s and ‘70s, everybody that I knew was completely Democrat and anybody that had an impartial outlook was shamed. At the moment, it appears that evidently the occasions have turned and the Republicans dominate the state primarily due to some politicians up to now setting the state on path. Nevertheless, with among the present Republican candidates there are points value evaluating earlier than voters put them again in workplace. The identical, by the way in which, might be stated concerning the present Democratic candidates. The purpose is that we voters do have to train our proper to check the problems which are most important for our nation, state, county and district to elect those that will work diligently for us. Points relative to our well-being such because the impression that inflation is having on our residents and the upper crime charges, the financial recession, the arrival of migrants and the inattention to the schooling of our kids are of prime concern. The candidate, no matter social gathering, that acknowledges these points and communicates clearly how they’ll handle them deserves to serve.

Robert A. Petty, Houston

After studying your editorial, I spotted that you possibly can have changed the entire Republican candidate names you cite with Democrats holding these seats in different areas, each throughout the nice state of Texas and different states, in addition to candidates searching for federal workplaces. It’s clear that the Chronicle editorial workers may very well be moderating, particularly after the current realizations of the Italians, Swedes, and Brits that their globalist economies much like these being lauded by Joe Biden and the Democratic Celebration appear to be failing.

“Vote the problems” is the subject of your opinion piece, however points like abortion and international warming are generally decrease within the polls than the problems most instantly affecting the general public, just like the financial system, gas and meals shortages, crime, and political division. Your paragraph about one-party rule also needs to be thought of when discussing the nationwide agenda, given the state our nation is in.

By the way in which, if folks had been performing their responsibility as an alternative of chanting divisive partisan slogans, they’d already know the place, in voting, their allegiance ought to belong. They might have voted extra intelligently within the primaries as an alternative. Additionally, they wouldn’t rely solely on the suggestions revealed by any variety of biased organizations; they’d perceive the information. I hope your readers truly learn your opinion piece with impartial eyes, ears, mouths and minds by listening, sharing and understanding, as you urged; it might save our nation.

Chris Vickroy, League Metropolis

CORRECTION: An editorial on Lawyer Basic Paxton revealed in Friday’s print editions ought to have stated Paxton is beneath indictment for felony securities fraud and is being investigated by the FBI.


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