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Opinion Line (June 15)

  • Published Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 12 a.m.

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Our foreign diplomatic corps is experiencing a breakout of sex scandals. What many people fail to realize is that within the Democratic Party, being accused of illicit sex is a resume enhancement.

When in doubt, I refer to the Constitution for guidance, not to polls.

I was behind a car that had a bumper sticker that said, “I’m Catholic and I vote.” Do such Catholics want to turn the U.S. into a theocracy? Am I wrong or crazy or right to think that such a bumper sticker is the antithesis of what the majority of the Founding Fathers wanted to create in this country?

In America today, we have tyranny by the minority.

Those in our present administration in Washington, mostly lawyers and all politicians, are showing themselves to be – let’s not sugarcoat it – liars. This untruthfulness is part and parcel to modern law-school norms. And our president, although mostly playing dumb, is by default also a liar.

Edward Snowden deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom for revealing what our government is really doing to us.

You choose – politics, business, anti-terrorism, whatever. The problem with today’s America is the belief that the end justifies the means. That’s not my America and it never will be.

It seems incompetence begets incompetence and further begets incompetence. Starting with the governor.

Ever notice how some people resent having to take care of their own kids?

For the Red Cross to hand out free fans is a very wonderful thing to do for the needy. I wonder how many of the folks who received fans had a $200 cellphone strapped to their hip. Also, free cellphones and service should not be provided by our tax dollars.

The Kansas wind has really been blowing hard, but it was a wonderful thing to be on my deck reading the paper, drinking coffee and having the wind blow my hair all around my face – magical, in fact, since I am in year four of being a breast cancer survivor.

More footbridges across the Arkansas River and the Little Arkansas River, please.

When I was buying cleaning supplies, the clerk could not get my card to run through and I only had $20. A kind lady in line insisted on paying the remaining $3. I was so grateful. It showed my 12-year-old son the generosity of others – a needed life lesson in today’s world.

I was up all night trying to think of a synonym for “thesaurus.”

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