Opinion Line (March 17)

03/17/2013 12:00 AM

03/15/2013 4:18 PM

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The sale of the Wichita school district’s administration building downtown is a no-brainer. Any functions that are still taking place there should be moved as soon as possible to one of the closed school buildings.

Why did the school board give Mueller Elementary School, valued at $1.7 million, to Mark Cox for $56,000? Why not give it to the Museum of World Treasures and solve two problems? There are too many good-old-boy deals in Wichita.

It is noble of liberals to want to help people who are less fortunate, but the problem is they want to do it with money they have confiscated from others in the form of taxes, rather than pay for it themselves.

Let’s start referring to the oil subsidies and tax cuts for the wealthiest as “Wealthcare.”

So what is wrong with wind and solar energy? State government can’t tax it, and the oil companies can’t reap millions from government subsidies and gouging us at the pump.

The stock market is at an all-time high and my 401(k) has fully recovered. That Obama guy is doing a horrible job at leading us down the socialist path, isn’t he?

Democrats who equate the stock market to the economy, and therefore say that the economy is coming back, need more education.

If Kathleen Sebelius had gone around the state incorrectly claiming to have reduced the budget by $2 billion, Republicans would have screamed. But when Brownback does it, it’s no big deal. Then the budget director takes the blame. Where does the buck stop?

Sam Brownback has proved it is much easier to be a U.S. senator than a governor. Accountability is scrutinized much more closely by the citizens at the state level. Brownback’s Washington, D.C., attitude just doesn’t work in Kansas.

Can someone explain the Kansas Policy Institute’s purpose in trying to gut the school system? It appears the Legislature lets it think for them.

If you had to choose between higher taxes or more turnpikes, which would you pick?

Welcome to Kansas, ladies, where your gun has more rights than your womb.

A relative came into my home recently with a pistol strapped on in plain view. I felt my rights were violated. If you feel unsafe in my gun-free home, stay in your own. I couldn’t say anything, as this person has anger issues.

By definition, concealed-carry gun permit holders are law-abiding citizens.

A little boy was suspended from school in Maryland for eating his toaster pastry into the shape of a gun. I must be a felon by now, because my morning waffle looked like a grenade.

Guns are not the problem. Liberals are.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Jim O’Donnell.

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