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Opinion Line (July 3)

  • Published Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 12 a.m.

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Hobby Lobby will continue to provide 16 of the 20 forms of contraception required under Obamacare. If 16 forms of contraception are not enough for you, maybe you need a large daily dose of self-restraint.

Most of the Supreme Court justices were picked by Republican presidents. Have you learned your lesson for today?

If you believe mankind hasn’t been a major factor in global warming, you need to find that bucket of common sense you lost and read up on ozone layer depletion.

How arrogant does one have to be to think that anything 7 billion people can do has any effect on the climate of a planet the size of ours? That would be like one person breaking wind in Wichita and causing the whole city to evacuate.

As many have stated, oil speculation changes (increases) costs of gasoline at the pump equivalent to any increase caused by difficulty delivering the product. “Yes” to regulation.

Republicans should abandon the pretense of writing a party platform, because establishment Republicans no longer fight for the platform principles.

The president has a 39 percent approval rating, while the U.S. Congress has a 7 percent approval rating. There must be a message here.

Hey, you firework fanatics – just keep on buying them up and shooting them off, because the Chinese need the money to buy U.S. real estate. That way they can own us sooner.

I love fireworks as much as the next guy; I grew up on them. But now, as a middle-aged homeowner, I’m already exasperated at our otherwise peaceful neighborhood sounding like a war zone. Unless you’re out in the country, please wait until the Fourth.

At least 100 children are killed in unintended shootings in America a year. Many tragedies could be prevented if the firearms were stored properly. Kansas has no gun storage law. Impose criminal penalties on a gun owner who allows a child access to a gun by not storing it securely.

The grandparent upset that a granddaughter doesn’t receive child support from her drunken father doesn’t understand alcoholism. The alcoholic doesn’t want to be addicted. Society judges alcoholics as being evil when in fact they suffer with a progressive, incurable disease.

Two words: Landon Donovan.

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