To the Editor:

“The truth is, this is not about voting rights. This is about a partisan political power grab, and they are just trying to dress it up and sell it as something else. I just don’t think the American people are buying it.”

Sen. John Cornyn’s quoted statement refers to the Democratic hopes of passing a federal voting bill that would reinstate part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. This hope remains languishing and in critical condition as rejected from bipartisan support.

Such is the state of play from our elected leaders who seem to continue with intent toward solutions in search of problems when it serves a specific political play. The Texas Legislature’s solution in search of voting problems is wrapped up all tightly in new voting requirements.

To solve the 0.004% occurrence of voter fraud, the dressing up has been turned into voter suppression. A figure of 27,000 rejected ballots has been recorded from counties statewide.

How does the Fort Hood community feel about all but four mail-in ballots from overseas being rejected?

Confusion and chaos arose before, during and after March elections. Mail-in ballot forms required verifications of ID information that applicants should have provided in multiple ways. Ballots were problematic in requiring information at the very bottom of the form where the glue seal and interfered as poorly designed and problematic.

Right here in Bell County is the indictment of a citizen voter who was found to have voted in more than one precinct and in violation of voting laws as far back as two years ago.

Postponements of his trial have been repeated and are now set for trial in August.

Depending on who you are, it appears prosecution in voting violations can be swift and maximum or can be easily dismissed and minimal.

Elsewhere in the country, former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is being investigated for being a registered voter in three states simultaneously.

During the 2020 election, he and his wife cast absentee ballots from a mobile home address tat he did not own or visit.

He and former President Donald Trump still claim that the past presidential election was a “partisan power grab,” just as Senator Cornyn’s exact words.

Nancy Pfiester

Harker Heights


(5) comments


Just finished watching 2000 Mules. Very informative.

Wayne Jefferson

I'm tired of hearing about voter id suppression against minorities. Do black folk not drive a car or apply for food stamps. Guess they don't drink or buy cigarettes since a identification is required. Guess most don't own a car or a house either..voter identification only strengthens our system. The leaders only want mail in ballots to cheat the system. Period



There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab, the professor noticed one young man, an exchange student, who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt. The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country's government and install a new communist regime.

In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked: Do you know how to catch wild pigs?

The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line.

The young man said that it was no joke. You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come every day to eat the free corn.

When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming.

When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence.

They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side.

The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat that free corn again.

You then slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd. Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom.

They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.

The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening in America.

The government keeps pushing us toward Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc. while we continually lose our freedoms, just a little at a time.

One should always remember two truths: There is no such thing as a free lunch, and you can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

If you see that all of this wonderful government "help" is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America. If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life, then you will probably ignore these words. But, God help us all when the gate slams shut!

Quote for today:

"The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living."

*Written by Stephen Shelton.


You're idiotic post is laughable. Who exactly is being kept from voting? I would really like to know.


It is NOT a voting rights bill. It is a pro voter fraud bill, which is the only way Marxist democrats can win.

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