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Republicans need to examine own hypocrisy

Aug. 23, 2013 at 3:23 a.m.


Editor, the Advocate:

In a letter I wrote July 24, I pointed out the mentality on this opinion page supporting a culture of "ignorance, naivet and hypocrisy." The collective opinion that was expressed since then proves my point.

In an Aug. 2 letter, Mrs. Jeneal Jackson stated that liberals ruined the education system. That is very true, but I would hope Mrs. Jackson researched 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 the nation in education and near the top in incarceration under Team Perry's Neo-Feudalism.

Mrs. Jackson and Mr. Rick Cortez (Aug. 1), 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 referenced in 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 differently shouldn't be treated like children or as a threat. To 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 1980s? If it's good for the goose, then it's good for the gander.

Justin Williams, Hallettsville

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