Opinion Line (Jan. 16)

01/15/2013 8:20 PM

01/15/2013 8:20 PM

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It was unbelievably clever of the Obama administration to talk up further gun regulations and thus cause a surge in gun-related economic activity.

Universal gun purchase background checks are backdoor universal gun registrations, and Americans will not tolerate them.

The rabid gun hoarders always say they need guns to fight off the government troops “when they come for us,” but the first suggestion they make to ensure the safety of our children is to post armed government troops in our schools. Go figure.

I do not fear individual Americans who have armed themselves. But I am terrified of our government and its willingness to use its weapons to kill both Americans and foreigners it has determined to be enemies of the state, without judicial restraint, as it is doing in other countries.

It is clear that Democrats have been much better at playing politics over the past six years. The problem is, they have been terrible at governing. We cannot be all things to all people.

Let’s mint 30 trillion-dollar coins, pay our debt, and loan the rest to China.

I’m extremely upset. Obama hasn’t appointed any Yugoslavian one-armed paper hangers to his Cabinet.

I am shocked – shocked, I tell you – that the GOP is going to fight the president’s latest nominations. And the sun still rises in the east. If Jesus Himself were nominated, Republicans would block that, too. Shame on them for continuing to act like 3-year-olds.

Rep. Mike Pompeo wants to keep government costs low so he sends out a glossy color brochure printed on high-quality card stock. Way to save money.

Anyone who writes “If you (fill in the blank), you shouldn’t be allowed to vote” obviously doesn’t support the U.S. Constitution.

Sales tax is the most unfair tax there is. If your income is little, you pay a lot. If your income is a lot, you pay a little.

Just because you are set on your morals doesn’t mean you can’t be open-minded.

I wonder how many other people think the Turtleman, Honey Boo Boo, JWoww, Sammi “Sweetheart,” Snooki and the Kardashians would fit right in as politicians in Congress.

Too bad that Ben Affleck and the “Argo” cast could not pay tribute to the Canadian Embassy at the Golden Globes. One of the Canadian officials who hid the Americans from the Iranians recently died.

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