Opinion Line Extra (April 24)

04/24/2013 12:00 AM

04/23/2013 5:45 PM

It seems many Americans have forgotten that democracy requires compromise. In a democracy, no one gets everything he wants. That is the nature of the system. Only dictatorships work without compromise.

Someone needs to study his history. Without compromise, we wouldn’t have a Constitution or a United States. Wake up, already.

President Obama greeted science students at the White House. I hope he told them that they shouldn’t plan on working at NASA, because he has gutted our space program.

All you people who are screaming about the Second Amendment don’t believe in the Fourth Amendment. Go figure.

The NRA has stated we need to focus more on mentally ill individuals’ ownership of guns. OK, let’s pass legislation that requires a certified psychological evaluation of anyone wanting to purchase a firearm (at his expense) before he can purchase from any source.

I am a Republican. No citizen should have automatic rifles. But all of us should be made aware of mental health issues, and not be spending time fighting over gun laws.

The Washington Post poll saying that 90 percent favor background checks had serious sampling problems. And use your head. Do you really believe that nearly 80 percent of NRA members favor universal background checks? If so, I have a real-estate deal you may be interested in.

It’s true that gun laws don’t prevent gun violence. And laws against murder and rape don’t prevent those crimes. So why have any laws at all?

As sure as the sun rises in the east, the state’s wealthiest, who will receive the lion’s share of our governor’s tax cuts, will not reinvest the money here in Kansas. We will all lose through this trickle-down insanity. Let the games begin.

Many Kansans are pro-life because they know murder is wrong. They also believe it is the responsibility of the parents to feed, clothe and educate their children. This is a responsibility they should think about before climbing into bed, not a responsibility of government with tax dollars.

Did our Kansas tax dollars pay for Secretary of State Kris Kobach to go to Washington, D.C., to testify on immigration?

It’s amazing how resilient Kansans are after having to read all of their local newspaper editors’ left-leaning editorials day after day. In Monday’s Eagle, six of seven editorial excerpts in Kansas Views lambasted Republicans and conservatives. That’s pretty much the norm.

I do tire of people who think the way to win any argument is to say, “Because our old book says so.”

Winter in late April? Just another example of how Sept. 11 changed everything.

David Ortiz has proved what a low-class, base individual he is.

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