Opinion Line Extra (April 8)

04/08/2013 12:00 AM

04/05/2013 7:29 PM

As Hillary Clinton, who supported the Iraq War, seems to be the likely Democratic presidential candidate in 2016, peaceniks would prefer to find an alternative candidate. Is it possible that the Republicans or a competitive third party would nominate a peace candidate? People want peace, not war.

Think about it – a good education plays a big part in separating the haves from the have-nots.

So 92 percent of all Americans support universal background checks for gun purchases. That must mean that 8 percent of Americans are criminals and/or the gun lobby and/or legislators sponsored by the gun lobby and/or criminals.

A mass murder is a tragedy, but it is no excuse for reacting blindly by preventing hundreds of thousands of other people from defending themselves against meeting the same fate.

The NRA proposed armed guards for all schools. I think we should have armed guards everywhere 10 people or more gather regularly, including day care facilities, churches, Buddhist temples, Muslim centers, theaters. Of course, those guards have to be certified by the NRA and pass CIA-type of security screening.

Isn’t it amazing that in Western countries more people now vote for a living than work for a living?

In 2012’s primary and general elections, Kris Kobach’s Sedgwick County appointee had problems simply counting and reporting votes. This time the Secretary of State Office’s sample ballet website shut down. Maybe Kobach needs to stop tilting at fraudulent windmills and do his job.

Once we destroy the definition of marriage, it will mean that anything as well as everything goes. So think about it before you say “when gays marry it won’t affect me.”

Cal Thomas was as astute as always (April 3 Opinion). For our own good, we must honor tradition and follow Poseidon. And we must ignore the amendment process (Article V) in the Constitution that ensures it is a changeable, living document.

Think of a student with an IQ score of 70 and a student with an IQ of 100 to 110. Do you really think a teacher can teach both students at the same pace and that both will learn the same information? Holding teachers accountable for each student’s test score is not fair.

Late night died when Johnny Carson retired. No one can match him. Jay Leno didn’t come close. The rest are absolute hacks.

Is Justin Bieber trying to be the new Michael Jackson? Monkeys? At least try something original.

How lucky can we be to live in Kansas? Snowfall Wednesday, then almost 70 degrees on Friday. Never a dull weather moment in this state.

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