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Opinion Line Extra (April 23)

  • Published Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 12 a.m.

If a president is forced to cut spending in a forest, by his own idea, but wants to increase revenue (more taxes), is it still deficit reduction?

It seems ironic that the FBI can find and search out two bombers using local store videos and such, but it took how many years to find Osama bin Laden with all the military technology in the world?

To believe that President Obama or “the government” wants to take away your guns is just plain crazy. The only thing crazier is the belief that you and your little gun collection could do anything about it if they did.

If we restrict gun purchases, bad guys will still get guns. So let’s give up. Right, America? And bad guys are going to run stoplights, so take them all down so the good guys aren’t held up by those pesky lights.

Expanding background checks for people who want to buy guns sounds nice. The devil is in the details. Government has poor experience using a database. Checks might make sense intuitively. How a law works in theory is often different in the real world.

My neighbors must believe as Obama does that what they have belongs to everyone else, too, since they leave all the windows open while they are gone for the day. Those of you who subscribe to the same theory: Come help yourselves. They just have a guard cat.

Social Security is a self-financed trust fund. It has never run out of its own money. It hasn’t caused any of the national debt – not one dime. Google it and see for yourself.

I didn’t realize a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court might redefine marriage to “remove parents of both sexes from the equation” (“Huelskamp fears for motherhood,” April 8 WE Blog excerpts). What will they do with us? Where will we go? Why didn’t I hear about this when Rep. Tim Huelskamp did?

I have no problem with the “civil union” label for same-sex households, and they should have all the same rights and benefits as a marriage. However, the Bible says a “marriage” is Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.

Intelligence doesn’t come into play with chasing after shopping carts. It’s common decency and a simple concept: If you use it, put it back.

Country music radio is like a 45 rpm record with a scratch at the end that’s so bad it causes the record to skip all the way back to the beginning of the song over and over and over and over and….

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