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Opinion Line Extra (May 9)

  • Published Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 12 a.m.

Why would Republicans rather spend millions of dollars for arms and war with Syria rather than pay down the debt or fund education?


I would like to know why the United States has to rescue Syria and its people. People hate us until they are in deep trouble, and then they whine for us to come and save them. We can’t be saviors to the world. We are having trouble dealing with our own problems.


I will love to go see President Bush’s new library, especially when they put up the Dick Cheney water slide next to the library.


The Marketplace Fairness Act is a farce. It could increase taxes on consumers and subject companies to taxes in jurisdictions where they have no representation. Be tough and tell Congress that you will never respond to any Internet solicitation from a politician or political organization that supports this Internet tax.


If you accept welfare from the taxpayers, you should lose your right to do anything you want. That means you will have to lose some of your freedom. Drug test the welfare recipients. Make sure they are making progress to pay their own way.


Since racism has raised its ugly head again, to my surprise it is not difficult to make most of my acquaintances say something racist. I think this country is going backward.


I am not a gun owner but support the NRA. Too many anti-gun people don’t understand that if the Second Amendment falls, our other freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution will start falling like dominos. The far left has been after guns for decades, because it cannot control an armed population.


Polls are a joke. Poll 10 of your buddies who believe as you do, and guess what? You have a 100 percent. Anything can be rigged in your favor.


Why can’t they post a news story online without a video? I want to read the news. If I wanted to watch the news, I’d turn on the TV.


If pro-life supporters succeed in overturning Roe v. Wade and make abortions illegal, abortions would still happen. But they would be done by people like Kermit Gosnell.


Korea is still the forgotten war. We have more than 8,000 still missing. What about them?


To the person who wants to go back to cruising Douglas: My engines are running. The racing heart is still beating.


You can tell the mentality of a car dealership by the programs it sponsors at Intrust Bank Arena.

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