Opinion Line Extra (June 17)

06/17/2013 12:00 AM

06/14/2013 8:31 PM

Why does everyone continue to make the same comments about government when a 76-year-old woman was raped and robbed at gunpoint, allegedly by teenagers? Our family, friends, neighbors, children and elderly are being abused, and you’re worried about concealed-carry and whether the government can read our e-mails? Get a grip.

Confidence in Congress has hit an all-time low of 10 percent. It would rise substantially if lawmakers would just do the job they were elected to do. Then they could stop worrying about the next election.

The Fast and Furious operation (under a different name) and the NSA spying on citizens all started with President Bush. After Sept. 11, Congress was in a snit to do something. That something was the Patriot Act, which allows the NSA to gather information on any person it deems necessary.

After data mining my June 12 e-mail to Opinion Line concerning the NSA believing us all to be enemies of the state, I have little doubt it already has flagged me as such, when to the contrary I am merely a private citizen who values my privacy.

The pro-immigration crowd offers us a false choice. It says we must accept its amnesty legislation or live with today’s chaotic open borders. Not so. We could seal the borders to stop the flood coming in every day, every week, every month and every year.

What is more public than a school at the corner of Lincoln and Edgemoor?

District 3 has the worse streets in Wichita. The real shame is that K-15 from Wassall south to the canal bridge was overlaid last year. What shoddy workmanship. It’s like driving over speed bumps. City inspectors didn’t care. The District 3 City Council member doesn’t care either. What a waste of taxpayers’ money.

To get a photo ID takes a cellphone and a 2.5-hour wait.

Music Theatre of Wichita’s “Spamalot” was fantastic. Standing in line for nearly 20 minutes in 100-degree heat just to pay for parking was not.

The Century II parking system – another great idea from our city. Who thought this new method was good for the people? What I saw before “Spamalot” were long lines and unhappy people. Way to make you want to go downtown – not.

The comment by Senate President Susan Wagle about the university budgeting (June 13 Eagle) sounded like the old adage of shutting the barn door after the horse is gone. Where was her leadership?

Wagle’s commentary, “Kansas is on the path to prosperity” (June 9 Opinion), was the funniest thing I have ever read in The Eagle.

The black sheep of the family has all the fun.

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