Opinion Line (Jan. 13)

01/13/2013 12:00 AM

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Regarding “3 in custody after fight at McDonald’s drive-through” (Jan. 10 Eagle): I imagine that city leaders will be looking at banning the drive-through areas of all fast-food restaurants in order to protect us from any criminal activity that might occur there.

The NRA claims the reasonable solution to gun violence is more “good guys” with guns. So if the woman and her brother who were shot at while at McDonald’s had been armed, they could have defended themselves? Sounds like a scenario for a 2013 version of the O.K. Corral.

Our prisons are already crowded. Where will they put all the millions of people who will refuse to turn in their government-confiscated guns?

OK, we get it – guns don’t kill people, people with guns do. Now go to Newtown, Conn., and tell all those parents and family members the same thing.

We don’t need more gun laws. We need fewer nuts with guns.

We need someone like Joe McCarthy today to take on the problems in Washington, D.C., and Hollywood. Socialism is running rampant in our country, and it needs to stop.

Worst Christmas sales in four years – sounds like Obama’s plan is working to me. Oh, yeah – it’s Bush’s fault.

It’s no wonder the nation has a large deficit. One of the biggest drivers of the deficit is the mortgage-interest deductions. It needs to be eliminated. If you can’t afford to have the pork bill eliminated, then you can’t afford the house.

A simple question: If capitalism is such a great system, why is it that most of us, after a lifetime of hard work and effort, finish up at essentially the same place we started?

If you don’t pay taxes, you should not be allowed to vote. If you are on welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, whatever, you should not be allowed to vote. You should not be allowed to vote the money out of the pockets of working people while you do nothing to support yourself.

New Kansas state motto: “If it ain’t broke, break it.”

I’ll be glad when a majority of Kansas voters decide that hypocritical, arrogant, intransigent representatives are not in the best interest of Kansas, the nation or promoting conservative values and goals.

Regarding “Kansas’ poor: ‘On their own’?” (Jan. 6 Eagle): Are you kidding me? Kansas and the rest of the U.S. are going to the poorhouse taking care of the poor.

Giving tax credits to wind farms means the government has to borrow from China to build something that won’t even pay for itself – something that doesn’t work at all if the wind isn’t blowing or if it’s blowing too much.

From the looks of the pictures of Cheney Reservoir (Jan. 8 Eagle), shouldn’t we already be conserving and restricting our water usage before we run out?

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