Opinion Line (Dec. 20)

12/20/2012 12:00 AM

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It would sure be a delight to read nothing but positive things in the Opinion Line until after Christmas. Come on, people, share some joy.

I truly enjoy the Christmas music on the car radio. However, nothing makes me hit the “play CD” button faster than Madonna’s version of “Santa Baby” or that horrible “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” that Bruce Springsteen does.

The mayor of Buhler should tell those atheists: “If you want that sign down, you come and take it down. And merry Christmas.”

Fellow atheists: Don’t be discouraged by the un-Christlike Christians. We are human beings and therefore allowed to enjoy the love during these holidays, and any other time of the year.

You atheists have as much faith as, if not more than, all the believers in the world. You had better hope (since you probably don’t pray) that you are right.

Christians would have better success in guiding atheists to their beliefs if they lived their faith. The recent elections proved that the Republican Party faithful were willing to lie about their opponents. Jesus led by example.

Republicans have been systematically reducing taxes for the wealthy for more than 40 years. Most pay a percentage far less than their employees, and many pay nothing. Eliminating the Bush tax cuts for them would only bring them a little closer to paying their fair share.

Hurricane Sandy came along and replaced President Bush as the cause of all poor economic news this administration is confronted with. It is good to be king and never have to take responsibility.

A local sporting-goods store has a Bushmaster M4, the same as the Newtown shooter’s weapon, on sale for $899 suggested as a Christmas gift, and you can buy a 100-round magazine online for $149. Am I the only person in Wichita who is a little uncomfortable with this?

I want to sign the petition that asks lawmakers to put restrictions on gun sales at gun shows, especially assault weapons. Yes, I know the NRA has made that almost impossible, but it’s worth a shot.

The problem is all of us. We don’t hold people accountable for their actions and we make excuses for them. Let’s get back to the basics that made this a great country: Get involved with your kids, and hold yourself and your kids accountable for their actions.

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