Opinion Line

March 12, 2013

Opinion Line (March 12)

A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens.

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A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens.

Don’t you wish government were as interested in spending control as it is in gun control?

If President Obama could walk on water, the Obama haters would say he led with the wrong foot.

It is ironic and disheartening that the governor refuses to disclose the applicants for the Sedgwick County District Court judge vacancy. The lack of transparency contradicts his party’s position that judicial selection should be open to the public. The public has the right to know which lawyers are being considered.

Child support enforcement at the Kansas Department for Children and Families will be completely privatized in September. Didn’t we try this a few years ago with a bad result?

I don’t mind helping the needy, but I am tired of giving to the lazy people who think other people should pay for what they want.

If the animals at the Sedgwick County Zoo received one meal a day and no health or dental care, they wouldn’t live long. Those using the Lord’s Diner are seen by many as the hopeless poor. But technically aren’t they also people, and Americans?

State Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau described increased costs to the state to implement Senate Bill 149, which would drug test some welfare recipients. This is one government program I will happily pay to implement to keep deadbeat slug druggies out of the taxpayers’ till.

There should not be hundreds of jobs in Sedgwick County dependent on federal funds. Programs like Meals on Wheels used to be all charity and volunteer. We should take care of our own – and we will if federal dollars shrink.

Why does this city wait until there is a crisis to start water conservation? Mandated water conservation should have been the law 30 years ago. If your lawn water is running off, the lawn is saturated. Ban cool-season grasses. Ban watering of golf courses. Watering should be limited to food production.

I’ll bet the city of Wichita loses more water in a day from leaks than I use in a year’s time. Why don’t we ever see an estimate of that problem?

It has not gotten any better at some of Wichita’s city golf courses. Some pros just don’t know how to be friendly.

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