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July 24, 2013

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Spend money on life, not lawyers

Spend money on life, not lawyers

Dear Editor,

In regard to the “fetal heartbeat” bill filed by State Rep. Phil King, one has to wonder why? This type of legislation is how our elected officials insure that no lawyer ever goes hungry. Millions of our tax dollars are already being spent because of bills written by lawyers to line the pockets of lawyers with litigation fees.

Our right to medically induced abortions is contained in the Constitution of the United States. Removing that right requires an amendment to our constitution. While conservatives view the proper role of government is to control the behavior of each individual, liberals resist giving up their cherished liberties by allowing government such power. Nevertheless, we should be voting, not litigating, as to the extent government is allowed to intrude into our lives.

The U.S. has one of the highest infant mortality rates of any country in the industrialized world. Our state is a major contributing factor to that disgusting statistic. Texans refuse to spend the money required to make us the best in the world at keeping children alive from birth to their first birthday.

What if we took the tax money that is now being spent on unending litigation involving useless laws that are being passed on a regular basis by the Texas Legislature and spent that money on reducing infant mortality statistics for our state? Can liberals and conservatives come together and agree that our tax dollars are better spent keeping kids alive than lining the pockets of lawyers?

Larry Mason
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Reader suffering from ‘Rough Road Syndrome’

Dear Editor,

To TxDOT and concerned citizens:

Wow! I am astonished that you decided to continue and extend the physical and economic assault against all of the citizens of western Parker County and virtually all of the citizens of Palo Pinto County.

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