Opinion Line Extra (Feb. 9)

02/09/2013 12:00 AM

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The First Amendment to the Constitution gives the right to free speech. I have the right only to use the methods of free speech available on Dec. 15, 1791.

I see we now have a photo of our president in the act of firing a gun. From the president’s weird posture, I would guess that he missed whatever it was he was shooting at.

Some member of the Washington press corps should ask the president how many skeets he shot last week.

You can kill someone with a bat or a car, but no one in Washington is trying to ban you from driving to a baseball game.

The NRA proposal for armed guards in schools could reduce national unemployment significantly. Even in a small town with high, middle and grade schools, perhaps 10 heavily armed guards at $60,000 each could be employed. A real boon to the economy. The small tax increase would certainly not be opposed.

Let’s make sure our children in schools are protected. Issue every child a laptop and a Kevlar jacket at the door.

So Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the military can’t react in two minutes to an emergency call. Why not? They had four months’ notice, at least, that the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was in trouble. Someone dropped the ball and should be fired.

Wichita has liquor stores all over. Grocery stores don’t need to sell liquor. And if they did, grocery stores would not be able to have cashiers under 21.

I agree with the mayor. Wichita is truly at a crossroads. If we do not choose the right path, this city is on a long, slow, steady decline that will lead to what will ultimately be a ghost town. I’m very concerned. You should be, too.

Gov. Sam Brownback and his conservative minions should think about the many Kansans who will be flocking away from the state due to his tax policies and cuts to education and public services, thus adding to the state’s budget shortfall.

Jesse Jackson Jr. has reached a plea deal with the federal government over misused campaign funds. He is from Illinois. Is that even against the law there? I thought that was just part of their union benefit package.

All elected officials should wear NASCAR uniforms so we could tell what constituents they favor by reading the sponsor emblems on their uniforms.

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