Opinion Line (April 22)

04/22/2013 12:00 AM

04/19/2013 6:10 PM

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Thanks to the U.S. Senate for defending the Constitution against our enemies both foreign and domestic.

How very sad that there are not 60 senators with the courage to tell the NRA where to go. “Profiles in Courage” was a relatively small book; “Profiles in Timidity” would be a ponderous tome.

The Second Amendment is already well regulated. I wish I could say the same about the First.

Ninety percent of Americans and 80 percent of NRA members favor stronger background checks. Both Kansas senators voted “no.” Shame on them. They represent themselves, not the vast majority of Americans. Ninety percent of Democratic senators voted “yes.” Now who represents America?

The NRA has such obvious and outlandish control over Congress with its threats to any lawmaker who would dare go against its policies. The solution: For every voter the NRA sends to the polls we need to send three, and take back our country. Enough is enough.

An allegation that cannot be refuted is a form of lying.

If Dish Network takes over the operation of Sprint Nextel, will it mean that your cellphone won’t work when it’s raining?

Westar Energy wants to raise electric rates on all residential customers and blame it on the EPA, while lowering rates for business users. Anybody else see a problem with this? Now Westar wants to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.

I had a dream last night that a Kansas newspaper editor said something nice about Republicans, and then I woke up.

Owning a business in Kansas is the definition of representation without taxation, and the rest of us just sit there and take it.

In two recent photos in The Eagle, Gov. Sam Brownback appeared to have his eyes closed. He knows we can see him even if he can’t see us, right?

Why is it necessary to clarify the address or intersection where an accident, murder or any other gory incident occurred? This only delights the gawkers and sightseers.

Murphy’s Law: Drivers of vehicles that are the least visible in inclement weather are the ones least likely to have their headlights on.

People who think all cars will stop for them as they jaywalk between the courthouse and City Hall on Central should think again. Not everyone is willing to stop for stupid.

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