Opinion Line (Sept. 17)

09/17/2012 12:00 AM

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The course of history was changed forever on Sept. 17, 1787. Some communities will hold church services, celebrations and educational events on this Constitution Day. All are appropriate ways to note the significance of this great, enduring document.

Here come more Islamic problems and $10-a-gallon gas. What is our president doing? Why, he’s limiting our oil and gas production as much as he can intentionally. The question has always been: Whose side is he on?

Pageantry, apologies and photo ops are obviously not getting it done in the Mideast.

Mitt Romney and his advisers stumble around in the fog of their failing campaign continually choosing the wrong positions, only later to face the dilemma of flip-flopping yet again or standing strong and wrong. Can anyone picture Romney as leader of the free world? I can’t.

President Obama has done a remarkable job in terrible circumstances. He ended combat operations in Iraq, put in place sensible reforms of Wall Street, saved the auto industry, and protected the health care of every American with a pre-existing condition. And he’s started us on the road to a better economy.

The question in the presidential election is not, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” The question is: “Are you better off than you were last year?”

Am I better off today than I was four years ago? No, and it has nothing to do with Obama. It’s because of my ex-husband, and everyone still thinks he’s the greatest, too.

Koch Industries had its best year ever in 2011, with revenue of $110 billion, and is on track to exceed that this year. How did Koch accomplish this with all the environmental and other regulations that hamper the business environment?

The secret behind Koch Industries’ success (Sept. 13 Business Today) is Charles Koch as tutored by his father, Fred C. Koch.

I really want to congratulate the American carmakers for the 2013 lineup. Some of them have finally caught up to the gas mileage of a 1973 Datsun/Nissan B210, which is 37 miles a gallon. If we give them another 40 years, they might get it up to 47 mpg.

Please learn the difference between a bull and a steer. The metal sculpture at Maize South High School is a steer. If the students would like a bull, perhaps they can contact the artist and ask him to make the change.

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