Opinion Line Extra (July 23)

07/23/2013 12:00 AM

07/22/2013 6:21 PM

Kansas, the hallmark of right-wing Republican control, policies and favors to the superrich and big business, will soon reach the inevitable conclusion – bankruptcy.

A lot of fat-cat companies had no trouble getting rich during times of higher taxes and regulations. These days complaining about taxes and regulations seems to be a fast way for political big mouths to get rich or richer. The more things are deregulated, the worse off most of us become.

Only in America could the rich people, who pay 86 percent of all income taxes, be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income tax at all.

What you wear and how you wear it tells people more about you than your color does. If you dress like hood or a gang member, people will see you as a hood or a gang member.

Both George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin made bad choices, and the consequences were bad for both individuals. As sad as it is, we can all learn from what we think happened.

Regarding “Obama: Trayvon Martin ‘could have been me’” (July 19 Eagle): Oh, please. Really? What about all the murders daily of black kids, and even aborted black kids? Where is the outcry for them? This is where black people should be angry.

A good majority of the folks complaining about the Zimmerman verdict seem to subscribe to the old saying, “Don’t confuse me with the facts. My mind is made up.”

Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson continue to do a great job of driving a wedge between the races, closing their eyes and not addressing issues of all types of murders. Fanning the flames will not help anything.

Talk about racism. Where were all the demonstrators after the O.J. Simpson trial? Was it because the victims were white instead of black? The shoe fits on both feet.

A 21st-century rule to live by: Don’t take fists to a gunfight.

Despite complaints by Democrats, border security cannot be held hostage to another unsuccessful attempt to solve all our immigration problems in one fell swoop. By refusing to do his job and ignoring legislation passed by Congress and signed by former presidents, President Obama is making a mockery of our laws.

It’s so wonderful that so many Kansans have jobs that allow them to live where they want to live. It’s also nice these Kansans can tell people who have to follow their jobs where they should live. But then, many Kansans are used to telling people where to go.

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