Opinion Line (April 8)

04/08/2013 12:00 AM

04/05/2013 6:16 PM

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Rather than arm the teachers in our schools, wouldn’t it be more effective to put a school resource officer in each school? We had more SROs until we decided that tax money was more important than the safety of our students.

It is great that Kansas allows assault weapons and mega-clips. If switchblades and stilettos are going to be legal, I would like hand grenades to be included. I am vision-impaired, and this would help level the playing field.

I’m just an old, not-too-angry white guy, but even I knew that the NRA would win this round of the gun-control fight. Sometime, not in my lifetime, the Second Amendment will be repealed.

I’m very surprised the anti-gun nuts aren’t protesting the showing of “Annie Get Your Gun” in town.

I remember when the state’s function was to protect us from evil such as gambling, which at that time was provided by organized crime in many places. Today gambling is a state-sponsored activity.

I do believe it is time for Sam Brownback to pack up his fuzzy math book and bag of tricks, hang a vacancy sign on Cedar Crest, grab his “road map for Kansas,” hop onto his Big Dog, ride off into the sunset and never come back.

President Obama has proposed spending $100 million on mapping the brain. How can he cut White House tours one day and then propose a new massive program the next?

The older I get, the more I realize why a doctor sets up a “practice.”

Marriage is an abstract idea, like freedom. Its meaning and definition can change with time.

Wherever politics is introduced, all decisions and judgments become political.

It was a shame there was no media coverage of the touching ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park honoring Pfc. Richard Cowan, who received the Medal of Honor in World War II. Thanks to The Eagle, though, for announcing it beforehand.

I would like to send a big “thanks” to the man in the little red truck who helped me when my car quit on MacArthur Road.

Wouldn’t it be great if just a fraction of the money spent on basketball in the past month had been spent on actually educating people?

Everyone comes with baggage. Find someone who loves you enough to help you unpack.

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