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Opinion Line (Nov. 26)

  • Published Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at 12 a.m.

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Colorado legalizes marijuana. Meanwhile, across the border, Lane County legalizes liquor by the drink. Welcome to 2012 and 1960, respectively.

Republicans say they want to return their country to the intentions of our forefathers. Did they study history? Our forefathers counted only white landowners as “equal,” not women, black slaves or Native Americans. They did not count everyone as equal and free, regardless of what Thomas Jefferson wrote.

The Bush tax cuts have been around for 10 years. Exactly how long was it going to take for them to start creating jobs?

If Obama wants to increase income-tax revenue, he should get rid of the biggest loophole in the tax code – the tax deduction for union dues. Unions don’t pay income taxes. Union dues should not be deductible. It is time for the union folks to start paying their fair share.

I find that the folks most eager for others to know them as “Christian” are in fact the furthest from the standard of which they speak.

Who are these twisted people who condemn Israel’s belated retaliation for thousands of rockets fired into the country by Hamas? I bet I know which presidential candidate these people voted for.

If Hamas could somehow launch rockets into Wichita, I would immediately go to my former Guard commander and ask for my uniform and rifle back so I could lead the attack on them. Anything less is cowardice.

Regarding how Wichitans fought for choice on trash but now have no choice of movie theaters: Trash collection is a necessity for Wichitans but movies are not. Wichitans vote to spend their discretionary dollars at Warren Theatres. Warren is rewarded in the market, and deservedly so.

Columnist Cal Thomas is so far off base he’d need to hail a cab just to get back to the dugout.

We don’t need a new Central Library to house the homeless. Ever hear of the Internet?

With several Wichita basketball players at WSU and KU over the next two to four years, let’s see if the athletic directors can get what the fans want – games between the two schools. Please.

Thanks to the good people who helped me when my car stopped while turning on Douglas and Rock, especially the military serviceman and young lady who came back to see if I was all right while waiting for the tow truck.

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