Opinion Line Extra (Feb. 10)

02/10/2013 12:00 AM

02/08/2013 8:05 PM

Call me a bad American, but I have every intention of continuing the tradition of American mothers over generations and sticking with raising my children to become young ladies and gentlemen.


The article headlined “Huelskamp gets highest marks in Kansas delegation by conservative scorecard” should have carried the “paid advertisement” label, because it certainly wasn’t news to anyone. The congressman’s problem is that governing requires compromise and he only knows how to stand his ground.


I’m tired of people criticizing Kansas politics. If you don’t like it, why don’t you leave? I am.


When the Kansas Turnpike opened in 1956, we were promised that it would become a freeway in 1960 when the bonds were paid off – that from Kansas City to Wichita through Oklahoma and Texas down to the Mexican border. the road would be free. Kansas reneged on the deal.


“A well-regulated militia” from the Second Amendment means exactly that. The militia is well-regulated, but not by extension the weapons. Even “well-regulated” meant well-organized in the original vernacular, not government-regulated as we know it today.


I am 57 years old and have never even touched a gun, much less owned one. I intend to maintain that perfect record for the rest of my life.


The proposals from Sen. Dianne Feinstein and her ilk do not address gun violence. They address gun control. It’s been proved many times over the years that gun control in no way reduces gun violence, yet the mainstream media always start their reports with “the national debate to control gun violence.”


FEMA has been losing money for years and admits it has no plans to revise policies or procedures. It’s called insurance but it’s really a giant, expensive subsidy for a special group of property owners. If Congress wants to cut spending, it need look no further than FEMA.


You don’t give amnesty to border-crossing criminals. Our lawmakers are selling out this country’s citizens and destroying the country. Ask immigrants who followed the rules and came here legally what they think about it. They will tell you they are angry and are against it.


If drinking and driving are against the law, why are we serving alcohol to people in public places? People should stay at home and drink, just like smokers do to smoke. Let’s take drinking out of the public eye. After all, can’t you go a couple of hours without having a drink?


The problem of too many crashes caused by drivers running red lights in Wichita has a simple solution: Install cameras and send tickets to violators.

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