Opinion Line

February 22, 2013

Opinion Line (Feb. 22)

Thank you, God, for the blessing of moisture.

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Thank you, God, for the blessing of moisture.

Whoever is responsible for clearing the city streets during snowstorms needs to be replaced. I drove across town and back at noon Wednesday and never saw a plow or sand/salt truck. It’s not like we didn’t see this coming.

Goodbye, global warming. Hello, global colding.

I love the snow. It’s so peaceful. It keeps the loud motorcycles and cars from racing around and rattling my windows.

Why is it that the first businesses that close when snow hits are the churches? Where is the faith that people will make it there and back home safely?

When shoveling your sidewalk or driveway, pile up the snow around the bases of trees and bushes in your yard so they can get the extra moisture. It will take a long time to melt and give the plants’ roots a good soaking, which they all need badly.

The local television stations need to realize that no one watches the cancellation ticker they run nonstop at the bottom of the screen. It is outdated and unnecessary. Just check the Web.

If you ask what should be cut from the federal budget, you are asking the wrong question and therefore will get the wrong answer. The only way to get the right answer is to ask: What should be funded, and what does that funding require in taxes?

So now Kansas legislators want to prohibit the federal government from enforcing any gun-control laws on guns stamped “Made in Kansas”? Why don’t these people just vote to secede from the United States and be done with it?

Almost every multiple-victim public shooting in the United States has occurred in a location where citizens are prohibited from carrying their own firearms. Gun-free zones make very little sense.

I hope that Sedgwick County Commissioner Karl Peterjohn testified as to his personal opinion in opposition to tax-funded government representation in Topeka at his own expense. He was not on county business reflecting the majority view of the commission. To use taxpayers’ funds to advocate a personal position would be highly hypocritical.

When the $4 “DMV modernization” fee was created by state government in 2008, we were told it would sunset in January 2013. Guess what – the fee is not going away. Our government has broken its promise to the citizens of the state.

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