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Editor, the Advocate:

Gov. Greg Abbott is popular and it is easy to understand why.

As other states and the federal government seek to curtail our gun rights, Gov. Abbott protects our 2nd Amendment rights. He is so proactive in this effort that starting Sept.1 all legal gun owners in Texas will have the right of “constitutional carry.” This assures unfettered open and concealed carry rights as the founder’s intended.

He has fought critical race theory in schools to protect our children from racist brainwashing.

He has shielded us from political efforts to control how we live from wearing face masks to eating out and more. He kept our economy strong with an early lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, “reopening” Texas, while achieving lower COVID-19 mortality rates than many blue states that maintained crushing COVID-19 restrictions including New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode island, Connecticut, and Illinois. Our children were in real schools with real teachers while many other states kept children at home.

He’s also a hero defending Texas borders since the Biden administration fails to do so. His leadership in this arena is obvious as nine other states have sent assets to help him with the border defense of Texas. It seems his leadership transcends Texas. I wish him a wonderful future.

I have been to Iraq, Pakistan, Kuwait and other places where freedom remains elusive. Those experiences made me appreciate the fact that I am an American.

I have lived in California, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Those experiences make me appreciate that I now live in Texas.

Bob Coleman, Victoria

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Allen T Coffey

Rah! Rah! Bish! Boom! Bah! I could speculate, Mr. Coleman, whence this gusher of cheerleaderish propaganda springs, but frankly who actually cares? All that matters is that it is entirely GQP propaganda. Yet more scary stories to terrify all the nice Whyte people into approving evermore draconian and authoritarian border and voting control measures by the Republican controlled state government led by Greg Abbott. The truth is that many nice Whyte people have already bought in and are trying -- like you -- to recruit more.

So sad.

Rick Dockery

Whyte-A racist term used to define people of European decent. Often used as alternate term for other racial slurs to bypass alerting social platform moderating.

Mike Gomez

Yes,Rick,your copy and paste is from the Urban Dictionary but it has another meaning…”The name Whyte is a nickname type of surname for a pale or fair haired person. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word "hwit," meaning "white."

https://www.houseofnames.com › w...

Mike Gomez

I noticed governor Abbott did not call a special session to address the mass shootings in Texas or the freeze that took the life of 150+ Texans and did $155 billion worth of damage…Election hot button issues was all he was interested in.

Rick Dockery

So you are cool with it? Why use that spelling? I'll debate points with anyone, but race bating isn't cool. It's slang, and it is used in that context. But it's cool I guess. Argue points. Calling out people based on race is what I hear democrats are against. Whatever.

The border is on the federal government. Congress passes law, executive enforces. Yes, I support changing immigration laws. It is better to error in the side of allowing as many people to vote as possible. So, 24 hour and drive through should be ok. I do feel an ID is important. CRT is garbage, as we see in a certain poster. Should have never locked down the state. There, I addressed my views (opinions) on the writers' letter without mentioning skin color, however you want to spell it. Hard to take some seriously SMH

Allen T Coffey

Mr. Dockery, you need to get over your outrage. If you don't know, one can make up just about any definition for a word and put it on Urban Dictionary. It's not the Oxford Dictionary of the English Language. White is indeed a color. Whyte is a negative attitude toward POC, as well as an obsolete spelling of the white. Here's "Whyte," used in a sentence: "Whyte people love the Confederate Flag."

Allen T Coffey

Incidentally, Mr. Dockery, who is Abbott and the GQP trying scare if not his base of nice Whyte (White) people with all this fear mongering about people (POC) coming over the border?

James Chandler

What is much more sad is your response to anyone with a different political view is to call them a racist. That is just yet more scary tactics to terrify all the nice leftists into approving evermore socialist policies that will ultimately destroy our country. I see you have fully bought into that. At some point you need to have an independent objective thought about political parties in this country. Just because there is only two to choose from doesn't mean you have to blindly follow one.

Claudia McCarty

Our governor is fear-mongering the border crisis. It's not a war zone and I don't require defense from impoverished seekers of a better life.

Mike Gomez

Rick,dog whistles are a form of race baiting. I would rather someone be upfront with their opinions. I think I have the ability to have a discussion on race without being rude or obnoxious. America is long overdue in having a discussion on race. I never said I was cool with anything, I was just pointing out a different meaning.

CRT has been around for about 30 years but all of sudden this year It became a bogeyman to the right. I don’t know much about it but the Joint Chiefs of staff General Milley said in a committee hearing “"First of all, on the issue of critical race theory, etc. I'll obviously have to get much smarter on whatever the theory is, but I do think it's important actually for those of us in uniform to be open-minded and be widely read.

"And the United States Military Academy is a university and it is important that we train and we understand."

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