Opinion Line (Jan. 21)

01/21/2013 12:00 AM

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Texas allows wine sales in grocery stores. Let’s be like Texas.

Kansas is not Texas. Not Florida either. Never has been, never will be. John Sullivan Jr.’s “Keep government in balance” (Jan. 17 Opinion) was right-on.

Why is it that in Kansas, the only ones getting something for free are the wealthy? Sales tax is not the way to fund a state.

Let’s just eliminate all tax deductions and exemptions for everyone. No exceptions. This would make the tax code really simple.

I have news for Jean Schodorf. The Republican Party has not lost touch with the people. People like her have abandoned the principles that have made our country great.

Dirk Kempthorne, President Bush’s interior secretary, spent $222,000 on his bathroom renovation at work. He must have thought he was the interior designer secretary. That government checkbook sure is a big one.

By criticizing the Secret Service protection for President Obama’s daughters, the NRA has lost my respect and my support.

The constitutional right to bear arms has nothing to do with hunting, or even protecting yourself. It ensures our liberty from governments that want to turn us into subjects. Case in point, the current one.

Obama now says that we are not a deadbeat nation. Is he forgetting all of those who elected him?

Want to know how kids learn to be bullies? Just look at the hyperpartisan political environment in this country today. That’s where they find the best models.

I ran into at least 200 people waiting in line at the Wichita driver’s license office. I then drove to the Andover facility, walked right up to the counter, renewed my license and was out in 10 minutes. Don’t people know they can renew their licenses at any location?

A bright red card for food stamps would be like a dirty scarlet letter. Are you trying to help people or destroy them?

I sure wish the WSU student section could be livelier. Students just sit there talking to one another, endlessly checking their phones or doing nothing at all. Step it up, students.

It is not your worldly possessions that make you happy. It is the little things that add up to a good life.

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