Opinion Line Extra (Sept. 19)

09/19/2012 12:00 AM

09/18/2012 4:54 PM

Voter fraud is not as big a problem as people are led to believe. The most common form may be voting more than once. This could be easily stopped by having voters dip their index fingers in some purple indelible ink.

I suppose we should thank the State Objections Board and Secretary of State Kris Kobach for finally ending the birther circus in Topeka.

Kobach claims his Objections Board is “quasi-judicial,” but Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer and Attorney General Derek Schmidt couldn’t be bothered to show up for Monday’s ballot hearing. It appears their board is less quasi-judicial and more resembling Quasimodo.

Just exactly what country was Kobach born in?

Obama’s Kansas-born mother would have done him a big favor if she had just named him Joe and not married his father. Then the birthers and people like them would have had to just hate him for what they really hate him for – being black.

I wish people would stop playing the race card when I disagree with Obama. I’m not racist. I just don’t agree with many of his policies. Besides, he’s half-black and half-white. So technically he’s not our first black president, he’s our first Afro-Caucasian president. So can I at least disagree with the white half?

Barack Obama is an excellent public speaker. But his words are as empty as the Social Security trust fund.

What do Obama and the Kansas Star Casino have in common? Promises and more promises, with no tangible results.

It’s amazing how many people lie just to win an argument.

Letting the Republicans hand over Social Security to Wall Street is like handing the henhouse over to the fox.

Anyone think it’s a coincidence that gasoline prices are rising just before this fall’s election? The oil companies are hoping to sway a few votes. I see it as an opportunity for Obama supporters to send them a message. Until Nov. 6, I will buy as little gasoline as possible.

Why would anybody vote for a president because of ads? An ad would only try to sway you from being able to think for yourself.

The overpaid and underworked teachers in Chicago remind people what is wrong with unions. They give the whole movement a black eye.

Can we get increased lighting and cameras in our neighborhood to “deter” crime? If it’s good enough for the downtown bar district, it’s certainly good enough for our neighborhood.

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