Opinion Line (Sept. 29)

09/29/2013 12:00 AM

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The First Amendment does not exist to guarantee any fool’s right to say any fool thing about anything anytime anywhere. It exists to protect the right of people to openly disagree with their government without fear of reprisal.

If it wasn’t for the NRA, there would be no freedom of speech in this country.

Quick. Everyone think of a positive Republican accomplishment in the past 100 years to rival Democratic ones such as Social Security, civil rights and Obamacare. You heard crickets, too, didn’t you?

We always hear that Social Security is about to run out of money. Why is it we never hear that welfare is running out of money?

I find it interesting that the president wants to negotiate with the supreme leader of Iran but has stated there will be no negotiations with Republicans regarding raising the debt ceiling.

Sen. Ted Cruz compared fighting Obamacare to fighting Nazi Germany, because stopping millions from getting health care is totally the same as stopping mass genocide.

Cruz talked for 21 hours on the Senate floor, reciting “Green Eggs and Ham” and making Darth Vader impressions. He used none of that time to talk about a Republican alternative to Obamacare. Can you think of a better testament to how juvenile and childish the GOP has become?

Don’t you think that if those 17,000 “suspended” Kansas voters could prove their citizenship, they would? I’m thinking they either are not citizens, someone else registered to vote in their stead, or they care so little to vote they aren’t doing anything about it.

Hey, Gov. Sam Brownback: Do you know why this registered Republican did not vote for Mitt Romney? His vice president selection of Paul Ryan. Keep trying to side with Ryan so I know whom to vote for – the other one.

I don’t care what we name our new airport as long as the name starts with Wichita.

President Eisenhower was indeed a great Kansan. However, the man has numerous things named after him. If we really must change the airport’s name, how about something for the American Indian?

There are many Indian names to choose from. What about “Blackbear Bosin Airport”? Choose something catchy and all about this city – Pawnee, Wichita, Keeper.

While both Dwight Eisenhower and Amelia Earhart are interesting thoughts for names, why not just call it the “Wizard of Oz Airport” and leave it at that?

The name of the airport should be “Can’t Get Anywhere From Here Regional Airport.”

Last I heard, Wichita is building a new terminal building, not a new airport. Name the new building for Ike and leave the airport name alone.

I wish I could be my cable provider. Nothing is ever its fault.

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