Opinion Line Extra (Aug. 27)

08/27/2012 12:00 AM

08/24/2012 5:42 PM

Voters IDs are constitutional, so “get over it”? Perhaps. But think of all the real constitutional provisions that other generations dared not to get over in order to force change. Restricting voting to free, white males is constitutional. Get over it. Slavery is constitutional. Get over it. Constitutionally, women are essentially politically, socially and economically inferior. Get over it. Prohibition is constitutional. Get over it.

Pay attention to what is happening in Russia. A band is jailed for speaking out against the president. It’s the exact same thing Obama wants to happen in the U.S.

When he took office, Barack Obama lent our tax money to General Motors. He promised the stock price would be “roaring back,” but it is more like a whimper. GM spent billions on the politically correct Chevy Volt. It’s been a failure. He should have become a used-car salesman.

Rep. Todd Akin is hardly the first ignoramus male to believe that if a women gets pregnant during rape, she “enjoyed” it. That lie has been used since medieval times to justify punishing a woman for having sex, even if it was against her will.

By the time the women of America get done with Mitt Romney’s Akin “legitimate rape” problem, Romney will be saying, “Can we please just shift the conversation back to my tax returns?”

Prince Harry and Rep. Kevin Yoder ought to get together and party here in Kansas. They could skinny-dip in the Arkansas River if there were any water in it. Maybe Harry could show Yoder a thing or two about how to party.

Leave Rep. Kevin Yoder alone. Is he the only person you’ve ever known to skinny-dip? Come on, people – it’s 2012. Pick your battles more carefully. This should have never even made headlines.

There are more and more holier-than-thou attitudes from conservatives concerning people receiving government assistance. They never seem to understand that statement, “There but for the grace of God go I.” They seem to only understand the words of Ebenezer Scrooge: “Are there no prisons, no workhouses?” What would Jesus say?

Other than school starting, what reason could there be for gas prices to go up? If we drive less and use less, they will raise the prices to make up the difference in the bonus the big shots receive. What can we do to protest these increases?

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