Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

Letters to the Editor

April 19, 2010

4/18 Letters to the Editor

Talk of bullying starts at home

Dear Editor:

The discussion of bullying in schools must begin at home. It is unfortunate that even some of our elected officials, all parties included, have reached a new low in this area. And, it is also unfortunate that the media is promoting and profiting from this behavior.

It’s time that we put aside our differences and join together to make America a better place for our children. Yes, it begins at home ... but we must also urge our elected officials to stop the name calling, bullying, and unacceptable behavior. This letter is not intended to point the blame on any particular party, because all parties are equally guilty of improper decorum and behavior unbecoming of Americans.

It shouldn’t be about race, money, religion, or party ... it’s about peace, love and understanding. We must be the change that we want to see, set the best example for our children, and demand that our elected officials work together for the greater good of the American people.

Randal Hanna

Cleburne

Don’t get gouged

Dear Editor:

We see the major oil companies are gouging again, with several large price increases.

Right here on West Henderson two major gas retailers are posting $2.79 a gallon and two others are posting $2.64.9. Both pumps state the same octane rating. Why would any thinking American let a major oil company reach into their pocketbook and take three extra dollars when they buy gasoline?

Suppose we bought gasoline only from the cut-rate or lower-priced stations? Suppose you and I went a few blocks out of out way to patronize the lower priced outlets? People of color boycotted the bus service in Birmingham, AIa., and Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., and changed the way a nation thought and acted. Have we as a nation of free people become helpless victims? Think about it! There are things we can do.

Sincerely,

Bill Wetmore

Cleburne

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