Opinion Line

January 14, 2013

Opinion Line Extra (Jan. 14)

Many lawmakers fear the NRA; our president does not. It is as simple as that.

Many lawmakers fear the NRA; our president does not. It is as simple as that.

Joe Biden says we need immediate action on gun control. That way they can ram it through like health care, without any thought or review.

The current Bushmaster ad campaign (“Get your man card reissued”) says it all about men who think they have to have an assault weapon. Pity about your failing virility, guys, but a gun doesn’t change a thing where it counts.

To plagiarize Thomas Jefferson: The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.

Just one more thing this country needs for the road to ruination – a secretary of the Treasury who is incapable of writing his own name. At least I guess this one’s not a tax cheat.

The American people will never knowingly adopt fascism. But under the name of “conservatism” they will adopt every fragment of the fascist program, until one day America will be a fascist nation without knowing how it happened.

Most professions reward employees based on results. Most public schoolteachers get pay raises lockstep based on seniority. Teachers’ unions stridently object to pay for performance, claiming evaluations don’t work, but that’s a silly as criticizing a thermometer for showing a patient has a fever.

Gov. Sam Brownback is right to make poverty less comfortable for the poor so they will want to quickly lift themselves up. Remaining poverty-stricken in America for more than five years is just unimaginable to me.

Why is it every time the “poor” are mentioned, there are 10 in the family or a single mom of five? I only had one child. That’s all we could afford. He now has a great job from being educated. Spend my taxes in education and birth control. If people choose to use neither, then they should get no money from the government.

Retailers should not “reward” customers who act disrespectfully to employees. Treat others as you would want to be treated.

I don’t know that alcohol kills brain cells, but I am absolutely convinced that tattoo ink does.

It took state officials more than 30 years to admit there are mountain lions in Kansas. You think they’re going to ‘fess up to a Bigfoot?

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