Opinion Line (Sept. 23)

09/23/2013 12:00 AM

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Congratulations to John Boehner for being a loyal follower of the tea party. I had thought Boehner was a leader of Republicans in the House. My bad.

Through no fault of their own, nearly 1 in 5 American children lives in a household that struggles to put food on the table. We are the richest nation on Earth, and no American child should go hungry.

Former Sens. Bob Dole and Tom Daschle wrote wisely and compassionately about the years of bipartisan support given to help feed our poor (Sept. 19 Opinion). I fear nothing they say will influence the likes of Rep. Tim Huelskamp.

Democrats are running around saying we can’t change Obamacare because “it’s the law of the land.” Well, our immigration laws have been the “law of the land” for 200 years, and those laws don’t matter at all to Democrats. Repeal Obamacare before we waste more money on it.

Iran wants to discuss giving up nuclear weapons. Syria wants to turn over chemical weapons. The pope wants to be more tolerant toward gays, birth control and abortion. Now the world would really become a better place if the tea party and NRA learned to compromise.

KU professor David Guth tweeted that he hopes the victims of the next mass shooting include sons and daughters of NRA members. And he’s still employed?

Having fewer guns available didn’t help even 1 of the 13 killed in the latest mental patient rampage. How would it help other Americans?

Would Bill Clinton please come to Kansas and run for governor in 2014?

I want a home of my own so badly, whether to rent or buy, and it makes me sad to see perfectly nice houses trashed and ruined. Even if they are modest and old, they would be wonderful homes.

If they don’t name the new Wichita Mid-Continent Airport after Amelia Earhart, it will be a black eye to Wichita and all in the aircraft industry – the industry that built Wichita.

How about the “Air Capital Boot Hill Spirit of the Old West Eisenhower Earhart Pioneer Tallgrass Prairie Chicken Tornado Alley Airport and Coffee Shop”?

I’d be interested to know the average age of those complaining about exposed tattoos. I am 24, I have six tattoos (two exposed), and I am quite successful in the finance industry. Perhaps it’s time to reconsider your outdated, condescending ideas.

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