Weatherford Democrat


April 3, 2013

Letters to the Editor – April 3, 2013


Please, re-elect Bruce Pinckard mayor of Annetta on May 11th.

Kathryn and Dennis Thompson, Aledo

Help restore state VFD funding

Dear Editor,

Texans can influence the state House budget vote on Thursday, April 4, to recover the $30 million per year that Gov. Perry cut to $7 million, by calling their local representative and by signing an online petition by Wednesday. It may cost five minutes to take action but taking no action could cost your life.

Funds for Texas Volunteer Fire Department Assistance are deposited into a dedicated account that is funded with property insurance premiums, not taxes. Currently the balance is $62,000 but in 2013 VFDs will receive $7 million. By Aug. 30, the balance will be $91.9 million.

In Texas 77 percent of fire departments are volunteer. For most Texas communities and roadways, VFDs are all we have.

Call your representative, be courteous and brief: “Vote for all the Simpson House Amendments that restore Texas volunteer fire department budgets to $30 million per year for 2014-15. Our communities and volunteer firefighters are at risk.”

To sign the online petition go to To find your representative go to For more info email

Ella Havard Fitzbag, Whitewright

How about a

little history?

Dear Editor,

Vice President Biden told a gathering of black Democrats that Republicans want to put you back in chains. The pastor that President Obama chose to deliver the Easter sermon said that the conservative Christian leaders want to move the black folks back to the back of the bus and put women back in the kitchen. My wife wants to know when they left the kitchen.

This is for the illiterate folks that are graduates of government schools. Have you ever heard of Abraham Lincoln? I was taught that he was a Republican and under his leadership the slaves were freed. President Theodore Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to dine at the White House on Oct. 16, 1901. He invited Mr. Washington a second time, but there was so much outrage that both men gave up.

Let me speculate. I would venture to say that the opponents of the meetings were of the Democrat persuasion. Roosevelt invited blacks in, President Woodrow Wilson fired 15 out of 17 black supervisors who had previously been appointed to federal jobs, and segregated the rest.

Do you know that Senator John F. Kennedy voted against President Eisenhower’s 1957 civil rights bill? President Truman issued an executive order to desecrate the military, but it took President Eisenhower to put it in effect. There is a difference, in being on paper and being implemented. Are you aware that Martin Luther King and Martin Luther King Jr. were Republicans? Do you know that Condoleezza Rice’s father went to Democratic headquarters to register to vote and was told to get lost, the likes of him was not wanted.

He went to the Republicans and was told to sign on the dotted line, so that is the reason that the Rices are Republicans. Are you aware of the fact that President Johnson passed the civil rights and voting rights acts only because the Republicans supported the bills?

Do you have any idea who sent the 101st airborne troops to Little Rock so the black children could attend the public schools? What about who sent the national guard to Alabama so blacks could attend the University of Alabama? Take a wild guess. A Democrat? Wrong, it was President Eisenhower, a low-life Republican. You know one of those evil Republicans that wants to put you back on the plantation.

If you wake up and do a little research you will find that you are already on the plantation, and it ain’t the fault of Republicans or conservative preachers.

If you have time for facts go to examining black loyalty to Democrats Alfonzo Rachel. It is entertaining and factual.

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