Opinion Line Extra (July 25)

07/25/2013 12:00 AM

07/24/2013 5:36 PM

Iowa Rep. Steve King claims the vast majority of young undocumented students are hauling marijuana across the desert. And the GOP wonders why it is losing the Latino vote. Whether or not the “Dreamers” are given citizenship, their children will remember who disparaged their parents.

Congress has enacted multiple immigration laws. They remain unenforced because our president feels he is above the law. Rather than a president, we have what amounts to a king – a dangerous person who believes he is better than us and does not have to play by the rules.

Trayvon Martin sucker-punched George Zimmerman from behind, knocked him down and beat his head into the sidewalk. The race baiters cannot bring themselves to admit that Martin was a criminal and Zimmerman had the right to defend himself. If Martin was concerned about his safety, he could have called 911.

Federal authorities have taken all the evidence in the George Zimmerman investigation. We have moved past the prosecution phase to the persecution phase.

In response to the Charles Koch Foundation propaganda commercial seen frequently on TV, I have two words: Hunger Games.

Regarding the Koch ads: What regulations, agencies or programs need to be changed and how do they need to be changed to increase economic freedom? What is the plan for prosperity? Please be specific.

Will it work? Will the Koch propaganda convince people making $35,000 a year that they’re really one of them?

Armadillo migration north is not a sign of climate change. Armadillos were coming north in the early 1960s. Shortly thereafter, the left was screaming about “global cooling.” Now it’s cooling or warming, you can’t decide, so it’s just “change.”

The person who wanted to see no back-to-school sale ads in July obviously doesn’t have children. School starts in mid-August. School supplies are expensive. We need to spread the purchases between two or three paychecks.

I hope that the 45-plus people who were given seat-belt tickets on Friday night during a special Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office operation use their constitutional rights to a trial by jury. The officers aren’t really trying to prevent or solve crimes; they’re just revenue generators.

I think law enforcement agencies used the 32-hour standoff as a training exercise. Breaking through walls and spraying water? Give us a break.

Clear out the unneeded downtown arena. Fill it with shelves loaded with books. Two birds, one stone.

At the DMV I saw an elderly man who had retired from the military, had all documents and previous IDs, but still couldn’t get an ID because he had never been issued a birth certificate. Try telling this guy, a true American hero, how easy it is to get an ID.

A “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” episode called “Watch ‘n Sniff”? Really? Is that the best you can do for nighttime TV?

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