Weatherford Democrat

February 7, 2014

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Don't bail out ObamaCare

Weatherford Democrat

Don’t bailout ObamaCare

Dear Editor,

The Obama Administration will stop at nothing to save ObamaCare.

The administration is promising new subsidies to cover the losses private insurance companies are facing, the same companies that lobbied for ObamaCare.

ObamaCare is falling apart at the seams and taxpayers shouldn’t be on the hook for a costly bailout.

Stopping the ObamaCare bailout could stop ObamaCare permanently. Republicans should do everything they can to stop ObamaCare. They must support S. 1726 and H.R. 3541, The ObamaCare Taxpayer Bailout Prevention Act.


Wayne Gentry, Cleburne

Teacher’s comment doesn’t add up

Dear Editor,

All this skirmishing over teaching algebra in public schools is beginning to sound rather silly. In the letters to the editor in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Wednesday from a 70-something-year-old math teacher claimed he never uses Algebra in every day life. I don’t believe him. Not teaching Algebra is so very wrong that it’s unbelievable.

Of course people use Algebra in their every day lives. Just the simple calculating of how long it will take you go drive to a dinner party or to the grocery store requires the use of algebra.

The use of algebra also comes into play when you’re trying to figure out how much money you can spend buying things for that dinner party. When you start dealing with all the variables involved you are using algebra. Just about all the basic math skills are used every day by the average person. You do it without thinking about it or realizing what kind of math you’re using.

I have an idea. Why not just dumb down school to the point where we teach students how to text at a higher rate so every one can keep up with their friends latest movements.

“Hey, I just took a bite of Wheaties. What are you doing?”

Maybe we can reach third world levels of education if we just keep trying.

Orvis Smith, Weatherford

Challenging one’s beliefs

Dear Editor,

Which are we to follow or to believe?

For years the debate on evolution or creation captured the total attention of not only the American public, but also on the world stage. Lawsuits and courts have been involved over years, in the contentious issue.

Recently, I had lunch with a friend who I knew was an agnostic. We talked about the hereafter, heaven, hell and if paradise ever existed, or if it will happen again.

I was surprised to hear him say that he had talked to some people who believe that hell is right here. In a way, I understood why some people who believe that. He told me that in some African countries, the natives who virtually live on the ground live in total destitution. I told him that was why missionaries were needed. He told me that the human need should be addressed first. I agreed.

Although a scientific link is missing between monkeys and man, he shared with me that many people who live in poverty say that they, in order to survive, virtually have to live like an animal. I understood.

Next he reminded me that America was the wealthiest nation in the world. But in many of American cities, those in dire poverty walk on one side of the street, while those in wealth roll down the same street in luxury. Many of these wealthy helped steal the American dream from many of these who are homeless today. Shamefully in America, now there is justice for some, no longer liberty and justice for all!

So my answers were few, and my Christian beliefs challenged. So why is there still such strong beliefs about evolution? Maybe the political divide between the rich and the poor are so great that the underprivileged are not buying what those who have the most are preaching. The top 4 percent owns more than 52 percent of America’s wealth.

Although I am not a Catholic, we certainly need Pope Francis here in America, instead of money buying off those who are chosen to lead us.

Darwin Yeary, Weatherford