Thursday, August 22, 2013

Good for the Goose, Bad for the Gander?

On a letter I wrote on July 24, 2013, I expressed the mentality on this opinion page supporting a culture of “ignorance, naiveté, and hypocrisy”. The collective opinion that was expressed since then proves that point. On an August 2, 2013 letter, Mrs. Jeneal Jackson stated that liberals ruined the education system. That is very true, but I would hope Mrs. Jackson research State Rep. Morrison’s record, which hinders education in Texas. SB175 bill from May 2009 and the recent takeover attempt of UHV by Mrs. Morrison and her Aggie donors are examples. I assume if Mrs. Morrison’s name was changed to Mr. Obama, y’all would be up in arms. Texas is 49th in education and near the top in incarceration under Team Perry’s Neo-Feudalism. Mrs. Jackson and Mr. Rick Cortez (August 1, 2013), accused the President of being the biggest racial problem and shouldn’t have any say, respectfully. How, by answering a question and stressing the need for peaceful protest? I wonder would they apply that to George H.W. Bush after the Rodney King beating case, Lyndon Johnson on the “Mississippi Burning” event, or even John F. Kennedy during the Alabama school case? I wonder if Mrs. Jackson voted for a Goliad County Commissioner who made offensive comments back in 2009. This can be reference on this paper’s January 25, 2009 edition. Mr. Cortez should be reminded that Trayvon Martin was wearing a hoodie in the rain and many people, young or old, wear them. People who look or pray different shouldn’t be treated like children or as a threat. Paul Drake and those protesters, y’all say Benghazi, but what about the ’83 Beirut bombings? Let’s talk about conservative hypocrisy. If it is wrong for liberal Democratic Washington to interfere between a patient and the doctor, then shouldn’t it be wrong for conservative Republican Austin to do the same between a woman and her doctor? Conservatives protest over the NSA, but where were they when the C.I.A trafficked drugs in the inner cities during the 1980’s? If it’s good for the goose, then it’s good for the gander.

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