Opinion Line (March 9)

03/09/2013 12:00 AM

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When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become president. I’m beginning to believe it.

Yes, Justice Scalia, voting is entitled by race – the human race.

Activist judges are judges who twist the meaning of our founding documents into meaning something that was not intended. Scalia is not an activist judge.

After the election, the Republicans vowed to reach out to minorities and women. Then the majority of House Republicans voted against the Violence Against Women Act. Go figure.

As a Republican, I voted for Sam Brownback and Mike Pompeo. I support them and people like House Speaker John Boehner on their efforts to cut budgets and downsize government. They should be proud of not compromising their principles and deserve a lot of credit.

If the Celebrate Freedom Week bill passes the Kansas Senate, I hope the teaching starts with the murder, starvation, genocide and enslavement of the Native Americans who were here first. Because that was condoned by the Founding Fathers.

If I were a teacher and wanted money deducted from my paycheck for union dues or anything else, how is that any of Brownback’s business? I guess when trying to defund political opponents, bigger and more intrusive government is better.

Having judges throw more money at the schools problem isn’t going to fix it. Nothing will change until the state can break the teacher union, whose main function seems to be in protecting teachers and not in the education of students.

The conservative wing of the Republican Party of Kansas believes in less government but yet interjects itself into the classroom, the bedroom, the doctor’s office and other places not needing its intrusion.

Addiction comes in many ways – alcohol, drugs and texting.

It is time for the Sedgwick County commissioners to deal with reality. If pet projects such as Wichita Area Technical College, the zoo and Exploration Place cannot survive on their own without tax money, then it is time for them to close or shrink to the point they can sustain themselves.

I encourage the Wichita City Council to take action to reduce litter on our streets and in our parks and to aggressively address poorly maintained rental properties.

Remember – you are what your mind eats.

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