Opinion Line Extra (Jan. 4)

01/04/2013 12:00 AM

01/03/2013 5:11 PM

Really? Rep. Mike Pompeo voted against the legislation to stop from going over the fiscal cliff? Well, he may have just voted himself out of office in 2015.

To those who are irked about the state secession petitions: Get President Obama out of the White House and we’ll drop the states-leaving-the-union idea. Simple as that.

After the tragedy at Newtown, Conn., I guess USD 259 beefed up security by double-checking every school door to make sure the “no-guns” signs were in place. Whew, that is so reassuring.

Why is it that people are trying to remove God from our country? This country was founded on God. That is why we have been a great country until now.

If your sense of well-being or freedom is predicated on the “right” to own guns at any cost, then maybe you’re living in the wrong country. That sort of thinking would make more sense in places like Afghanistan and Syria.

Even though good guys and bad guys are packing heat these days, I think it’s pretty easy to differentiate between the two. The bad guys are shooting their guns at me.

If you are such a poor shot that you need an assault rifle and a full clip of ammunition to go hunting, you had probably better stay home, as you evidently can’t hit the broad side of a barn with a handful of sand.

Sadly, a casual reading of the Opinion Line leaves one with the inescapable conclusion that our school systems have not transmitted the rich legacy bequeathed to us by the founders. People are woefully ignorant of the history and purpose of the Second Amendment. Many seem willing and eager to throw this basic right away.

It is pretty hypocritical of Hollywood actors to call for more gun control when they make millions from movies using guns to massacre people.

Wichita State University has two fight songs, and I couldn’t help but notice that the pep band has only played one of them over the past couple of seasons. No big deal – I was just wondering why.

Sometimes I scroll through Wichita’s “most-wanted” site purely for reasons to not drink and drive and get thrown in jail for the night.

Thank you, Opinion Line, for all your laughs in the past year. Now I have one question: Why do we need phone books when everybody has cellphones?

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