Opinion Line Extra (Jan. 1)

01/01/2013 12:00 AM

12/31/2012 5:23 PM

You pay premiums for insurance. When you receive payment of a claim, it’s not called an entitlement. Those of us receiving Social Security retirement are receiving our own money back. Entitlements are going to the moochers who never paid the premiums.

The Republicans complain about the president not leading. I’m not sure they would recognize leadership even within their own party.

Rep. Tim Huelskamp should be the poster boy for what’s wrong with Congress.

I suspect if we made guns illegal, we would have the same resounding success we have enjoyed in the past by declaring war on such things as alcohol, drugs and illegal immigration. Perhaps we should consider registering and monitoring people who are mentally disturbed in ways that indicate they are potentially dangerous.

If you liked the National Rifle Association’s proposals for safeguarding schools, you would love the movie “Dr. Strangelove.”

Just because the good guy has a gun doesn’t mean he will get in the first shot.

I don’t own a gun. I do have to admit that while recently purchasing a gift certificate at a local shooting range, where everyone is packing, I felt safer than most places I go. Only a fool would try something there.

Isn’t it ironic that the pro-choice people are also anti-gun rights? Make up your minds.

I can’t imagine a sportsman hunting deer with an assault weapon. On the other hand, he would not need a sight, and he could not miss and would have instant deer burger.

When there are as many laws governing the possession and use of guns as there are for automobiles, then you can compare the two in terms of lives lost.

I’m getting tired of paying taxes so Obama can take vacations to Hawaii.

Everybody knows Obama manipulated gas prices to get re-elected. Now that he’s won, he doesn’t care anymore and prices have shot up from $3.19 a gallon to $2.99 a gallon. Wait – what?

How screwed up is America when you can have pornography on TV or the Internet, but can’t have a Nativity scene in a public park during the Christmas season?

Thank you for the Christmas Day Opinion Line. What a beautiful and uplifting column. It was just what we needed. The column tends to lean on the negative side with politics, murders, guns, robberies, rapes, etc. Maybe 2013 could be the year of more positive thoughts.

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