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Voight got it right

Every one of Lilia Voight’s comments (Boerne Star, Aug. 9) regarding the very real dangers posed by the long-underway construction on I-10 from Boerne to San Antonio is exactly correct.

Maybe my friend, former Kendall County Commissioner John Kight, retired from TxDOT, can offer some reasonable explanations why his previous employer’s construction procedures endanger the lives of everyone who drives on that stretch of highway.

– David K. Langford, Comfort

Sena aims at wrong target

l was disappointed to see Richard Sena take the low road in his column “Some Ingratitude” (Boerne Star, July 26). His column is filled with unsupported generalizations that attempt to discredit certain members of Congress (The Squad). His only specific support was their objection to the BDS Resolution about which he made no good faith effort to explain or discredit their actual reasons for objection.

Rather he conflated anti-Israel policy with being anti-Semite. He specifically targets Rep. Omar, apparently attributing comments to her that she never made, but which were incorrectly reported (out of context and hearsay) and spread by social media.

Here’s something she did say: “The beauty of this country is not that our democracy is perfect. It’s that embedded in our Constitution and democratic institutions are the tools to make it better” and “The proudest moments in our history – from the Emancipation Proclamation to the civil rights movement to the struggle against fascism – have come when we fight to protect and expand the basic democratic rights.”

These comments sound like a patriot, not someone who hates our country.

In this same article she criticized the Trump administration for seeking to restrict voting rights, undermine the basic checks and balances of our constitution by not respecting subpoenas and using overly racist rhetoric to strike fear and division.

No doubt such comments incited the particularly unAmerican retort tweeted in Trump’s familiar and irresponsible style, essentially saying “Love it or leave it” and essentially repeated by Mr. Sena.

I’ve noticed a tendency in Mr. Sena’s column to stay clear of trying to explain or justify the positions taken by his own party’s leaders such as why Mitch McConnell is blocking all legislation coming up from the house? Why drop out of the non-binding Paris Accords? Why reduce protections for clean air and water? Are current border policies morally sustainable? etc.

It seems there is truth in the biblical suggestion that it is much easier to see the speck in your neighbor’s eye than the log in your own.

– Margaret Sanchez, Boerne,

Words do matter

In response to Ms. (Laura) Bray’s (Progressive Views) column of Aug. 9, I agree. Words. Matter.

We all recall Hillary Clinton’s words spoken on Sept. 9, 2016, when she labeled millions of Americans as “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic ... you name it!” The wholesale casting of aspersions on Republicans continues to this day by the progressive Left.

A major Hollywood studio was about to release a film entitled “The Hunt,” wherein rich Progressives could literally hunt Deplorables. Thank goodness it has been pulled, at least for a while.

In reviewing the columns that appear in your paper for the last few years, it appears the Progressives constantly drone on about Trump, while the Republicans discuss Issues and Facts. Yes. Words. Matter.

– Sue Willoughby, Boerne