Opinion Line (Jan. 17)

01/17/2013 12:00 AM

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Regarding “Wichita weighing water use restrictions as reservoir dips” (Jan. 15 Eagle): Better late than never.

So it’s not uncommon for Wichita to use 100 million gallons of water per day, but the City Council is waiting until the Feb. 26 workshop to discuss options. It’s reassuring to see the council is as serious about water usage as Congress is about tackling our debt crisis. Are all politicians incapable of making decisions?

If Wichita were serious about conserving water, it would ban fescue wherever city water is used.

To save water, “if it’s yellow, let it mellow; if it’s brown, flush it down.”

Just what Wichita does not need – Paul Gray on the City Council again and another “sports complex.”

Way to go, Jean Schodorf. Dumping the lockstep, out-of-touch Republican Party for any other party is evidence that your loyalties are to Kansas and its people.

Note to all those moderate Republicans still in the Republican Party: Please follow Schodorf’s example and change party affiliation. The tea party isn’t dead or declining. It’s growing and moving the Republican Party toward true conservatism.

I have considered leaving the Republican Party for reasons similar to Schodorf’s. Then I have looked at Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi and realized that joining the Democratic Party would be jumping from the frying pan into the fire.

Why do people believe nutty stuff, such as that President Obama is going to take their guns? Every two weeks there is some new lie.

“Making it illegal to own an assault rifle will make me think twice before getting one and killing people,” said no criminal ever.

Instead of paying to arm and train teachers to use guns, it would be better to spend the money to send the teachers to mental awareness classes to train them to spot the dangerous students before something happens.

It is a good thing that Kris Kobach wasn’t around when this country was being formed and immigrants were welcomed. He would have turned them back because he couldn’t be sure they wouldn’t be a “fiscal drag on the economy” (Jan. 15 Local & State). How Christian of a thought that is.

I wonder how many Kansas kids can go to bed hungry before it concerns the Christian politicians in Topeka enough to do something about it. Is “Christian politician” an oxymoron?

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