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Opinion Line (July 8)

  • Published Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 12 a.m.

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Political commercials airing now on TV are nauseatingly condescending to the electorate. They either make the subject a candidate for sainthood and the greatest patriot who ever lived, or they misrepresent and prevaricate about what the opponent has said or done. Who would vote for anyone who approves these messages?


Who needed firecrackers this Independence Day? We could just watch all the politicians shoot off their mouths with the sparks flying.


Far-right Republicans want to impeach President Obama. I want to see the Chicago Cubs win the World Series. Neither is going to happen in the next two years.


Is Obama the president or the king?


There’s nothing democratic about the Democratic Party.


In 1960 many people feared electing a Catholic for president when they should have been worrying more about a packed Supreme Court ruling in favor of the papal view regarding contraception, as the five Catholic male justices did. We are only a few more decisions away from an oligarchic theocracy.


The Hobby Lobby decision was the correct one. No one should be compelled to support abortion-inducing treatments anymore than anyone should be forced to open their business on Saturday or Sunday. I am sick of the attacks upon people of faith.


What Republicans really got with the Hobby Lobby decision was a great natural fundraising appeal for Democrats, the ire of the majority of women, and a great campaign issue for 2016, when they will lose because of their refusal to live in a post-Eisenhower world.


What President Obama is doing is a back-alley version of the German 1933 Enabling Act so now he can issue decrees independently of the Congress.


I was lawfully carrying a gun when a person tried to rob me. That individual has gone to meet his maker. If I did not have a gun I would be dead. If you get into that situation do not look for my gun to help you.


Kansas says gun owners don’t need a permit to open-carry but gun owners still need a permit to conceal-carry. That makes no sense to me, but I have lived in Kansas for 72 years, so I should be used to it by now.


The first hotshot I see with an open-carry gun around my wife and kids is going to learn firsthand about the Second Amendment rights of my fists.


How do you mute stupid?

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