Opinion Line (Aug. 23)

08/23/2012 12:00 AM

08/22/2012 5:38 PM

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Let’s see – we invaded Iraq and Afghanistan, killed thousands of their people, destroyed their infrastructure, and continue to occupy and govern them. And now they want to kill us. What’s the matter with these people?

I have a solution to stop our forces from being attacked in Afghanistan and other foreign countries: We leave. It’s a lot harder to hit us when we are 3,000 miles away.

If I feel alienated and ignored by the lying hypocrites representing the Republican and Democratic parties as presidential candidates and I can’t relate to the Ralph Naders of the world, where does that leave me?

Isn’t it amazing how Democrats believe that Republicans have no elderly friends or relatives they care about, don’t want clean air and water for themselves or their loved ones, and don’t want to feed the poor? Wise up and get informed.

This November we face a referendum on President Obama’s philosophy and his four-year performance. Either we stick with the big government path or we choose to get Washington out of our lives. We could move toward traditional freedoms that made America the envy of the world.

Regardless of how Obama and his acolytes attempt to justify “deferred action” for illegal immigrants, it remains a flagrant violation of the Constitution. Two consequences should prove interesting: Will Congress act or become irrelevant? And how many Hispanics will be fooled on Election Day?

Gov. Sam Brownback and his far-right Republican friends sought to purge the party of moderates. I believe they will be singing a different tune when it is time for his re-election and he needs our vote. For me, it will be too little, too late.

Is there anything more pathetic than politicians groveling at the feet of the rich oil industry and suckling the teat of their political largesse? According to PolitiFact.com, a president and his lackeys aren’t that responsible for what happens in the oil patch. Of course, the truth rarely garners campaign contributions.

If the West Nile virus is back and the mosquitoes are so bad, why doesn’t the city of Wichita spray like they used to?

Our local weathermen must be politicians. Promises, promises.

Ten of us would like to thank the very generous person who paid for our dinner Sunday at Applebee’s. We all have agreed to pay it forward in some way. This truly touched our hearts.

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