Opinion Line

February 11, 2013

Opinion Line Extra (Feb. 11)

Megan Phelps-Roper and sister Grace Phelps-Roper have found the true meaning of Christian faith, hope and charity.

Megan Phelps-Roper and sister Grace Phelps-Roper have found the true meaning of Christian faith, hope and charity.

Two Great Lakes hit their lowest water levels on record. A shutdown of the mighty Mississippi River is possible. All but one of Kansas’ 105 counties are considered federal drought disaster areas. Yet still no water restrictions in Wichita. Why not, Mayor Brewer?

A letter writer blamed gun violence on those who ignore Judeo-Christian principles. But George Tiller, a man who embraced Judeo-Christian principles, was gunned down in church by someone who believed he was doing the Lord’s work. Please don’t hide behind the false sense that being a Christian will solve the gun issue.

There must be cause for searches. It is a clear violation of your Fourth Amendment rights to be forced to submit to drug testing for employment, access to public assistance or to play sports in high school. Come on, tea partiers, what about your freedom?

Banning campaign donations from outside a representative’s district will serve our government better than banning union paycheck deductions.

Thank goodness all is so well in the state of Kansas that Sen. Michael O’Donnell feels it’s time to introduce a bill requiring college basketball teams to play one another. Talk about a waste of time and a waste of a Senate seat.

Wise up. No businesses will come here when our state public education system is destroyed by harassing teachers into leaving the profession. Why not develop plans to keep our best Kansas teachers? Then we won’t have to import them from foreign countries.

For the past 40 years, the history of the Democratic Party has been one of trying to replace what works with what sounds good.

To those in despair that there is no congressman who is worth his salt: Good news. Rep. Tim Huelskamp is speaking up for the taxpayer. With so many greedy politicians taking everything they can get, it is reassuring to know we are not alone.

How appropriate, since we have Obama as president, that the national anthem at the Super Bowl was sung as a funeral dirge.

I have to admit that before the pickup commercial about farmers during the Super Bowl, I didn’t realize that all farmers are white males.

The Super Bowl should be a pay-per-view program, just like boxing championships are.

The person who believes First and Second streets (with the bike lanes) are two-lane streets needs to talk to a police officer. Those two streets are just like Edgemoor from Kellogg north to Central. All three are one lane.

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