Opinion Line (Nov. 28)

11/28/2012 12:00 AM

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Everyone should be asking Santa Claus for a doomsday bunker.

So explain to me why a bunch of white folks living in tents in the cold with a black president isn’t racism, but a bunch of black folks in a similar situation after Katrina with a white president is. Perspective, baby.

When government forces higher wages, as with minimum-wage laws, we get less customer service and there are fewer opportunities for inexperienced employees. More than two decades of experience with minimum-wage laws demonstrates job loss after government-mandated wage hikes.

Who is Grover Norquist? He wasn’t elected by the U.S. electorate. Why is he making policy? Our elected representatives should pledge allegiance to the U.S., not some rich blowhard.

The administration has changed its story regarding the Benghazi disaster so many times, before long someone is going to wonder if the truth even matters to this crew anymore. Can you imagine the gnashing of teeth, tearing at their clothes, and wailing from Democrats if President Bush was in office?

For the eight years that Bush was in office, the unemployment rate averaged 5.25 percent. It started going up when Democrats won control of the House, Senate and White House. The Bush tax rates did work when Republicans were able to control spending.

The Constitution has now become a historical document.

We can believe corporations are people, too, when Texas executes one.

There were more Kansans committing crimes using weapons gained through concealed-carry permits than there were Kansans illegally voting. Kris Kobach should get on this right away.

Kobach may be praising the voter-ID law, but people are laughing at it. What good does it do to send in a copy of your ID to acquire a provisional ballot when the law requires visual identification when casting a ballot at a polling booth?

Kansans are insane for not fully embracing wind energy. Sam Brownback and Kris Kobach are blowing enough hot air to power the entire country.

I suggest city libraries charge a nominal users fee to increase new book collections. Taxpayers already provide substantial library materials funding, but most citizens never use the libraries.

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