Opinion Line (Oct. 26)

10/26/2012 12:00 AM

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I grew up in a small city in central Kansas 70 years ago. That small city had fluoride in the water that far back. I have never had a cavity. The fluoride may not have prevented all cavities, but it sure didn’t hurt.

Where does fluoride come from? Who is selling it? Why can’t individuals install a system in their homes? I say “no” to fluoridation.

Really? It’s not even Halloween yet, and you are advertising for Christmas already? I would suggest to you that if so much of your business revolves around Christmas, you are doing something very wrong 11 months out of the year.

I have noted that when lawyers get involved, the truth exits with amazing alacrity. Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton are all lawyers. Is anyone surprised that unadulterated truth has become so rare in this administration?

So Mitt Romney remains upright during a foreign-policy debate, and that’s considered a win? That is laughable when you compare him with past Republican presidents such as Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan and the first Bush. George W. Bush’s lack of foreign-policy experience cost us trillions of dollars and thousands of lives.

By politely ignoring Obama’s condescending tone and diplomatically thwarting his criticism in the final debate, Romney proved himself to be America’s best hope for a president who can unite our politically divided parties in Congress. Obama’s attitude of “me” will never achieve this goal.

The most economical Halloween costume in this year’s lame economy has got to be people wearing the empty folding chair.

First one Republican candidate says women can’t get pregnant from “legitimate” rape. Now another one says not only can they get pregnant but that they must give birth to the rapist’s child. I find it amazing that there are any women who would vote for this anti-women Republican doctrine.

George McGovern said of America: “Let us change it so we may love it the more.” He said we should ban private funds in elections and invest in publicly financing clean elections. We’ll remember him as an amazing American hero.

The problem with WaterWalk is the illusion that people would ever actually want to hang out at the polluted, stinky Arkansas River anyway.

Back in the day, high school kids boycotted the cafeteria food because it was inedible. Now, they boycott for larger portions. Go figure.

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