Opinion Line (April 12)

04/12/2013 12:00 AM

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It would be terrific if Hillary Clinton and Sam Brownback both ran for president in 2016. We would get Bill Clinton’s brilliant mind as an extra perk. Think budget surplus.

When people give up and quit looking for work, they are no longer counted as unemployed and the rate goes down. Does this mean that when everyone is out of work and has quit looking, the unemployment rate will be a perfect zero?

I wish our Legislature would pass a bill making it illegal for men to take sexual-enhancement pills such as Viagra. If women have no choice over their bodies, men shouldn’t have any choice over theirs.

If NRA-backed Republicans are still determined to filibuster any reasonable gun legislation after listening to the parents of children massacred at Sandy Hook Elementary School, they are among the most cold and callous people out there.

Well, I guess it’s time for background checks for X-Acto knives. The background checks do nothing for gun control. Gun control has never stopped someone from hurting another person.

When someone stands by doing nothing when he could have helped prevent at least one person’s death, isn’t that a form of manslaughter? Are you for or against sensible gun control?

Our government does not hate guns. President Obama loves guns and wants to own them all. That way, his government is in total control. Peaceful American gun owners are not the threat. Challenge the IRS if you want to see who is in control.

The root of crime is immorality. Immorality is rampant in our culture. Why is it surprising that crime, including mass murder, is common in America? Mere laws haven’t stopped crime.

It appears that some religious organizations will not be required to provide birth control to their employees. Well, I belong to a religion with the belief that we shouldn’t pay taxes to Caesar – the federal government. So shouldn’t members of my religion be relieved of having to pay income taxes?

Will those of you present when the Bible was written please stand up? You follow it on faith. That doesn’t make it fact.

With the warmer weather comes the dumping on of perfume. All it does is make it hard for those of us with asthma to breathe. You still stink under all that scent. I’d rather be stuck in an elevator with a smoker.

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