Opinion Line (Oct. 8)

10/08/2013 12:00 AM

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I’m going to hook up a flux capacitor to my bicycle, find a very long and steep hill, and go back to a point in time when we had a functional government.

Because of the shameful way this current administration has behaved (ignoring the Constitution, spying on us, infringing on our rights, abusing its power,etc.), I see a big, fat “I told you so” coming. It didn’t have to be this way, but you voted for it.

I don’t want any taxes taken out of my paycheck until the government shutdown is over.

You cannot put a gun to someone’s head, pull the trigger, and then blame the victim because he refused to negotiate. The Republicans caused this shutdown.

For eight years under President Bush, Republicans spent like drunken sailors. And not once did they shut down the government.

Someone needs to tell the president that just because there are checks in the checkbook doesn’t mean there’s money in the account.

How stupid are the Republicans? If the Democrats want to commit political suicide and implement Obamacare, the GOP should quit trying to block or improve it and get out of the way.

It’s a shame that Fox News, MSNBC and CNN were not included in the furlough.

We shouldn’t rename Wichita’s airport for Dwight Eisenhower. Remember, it was Ike who appointed Earl Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court. Warren did more damage to the Constitution than any other justice in the past 60 years.

If you really want to honor President Eisenhower, try putting all the hoopla and funds marked for memorials instead into investing in infrastructure improvements.

Let’s bring a large department store into the Finney State Office Building and then have a nice moving Christmas scene in the corner window.

Marriage predates government. Hence our three branches of government, including lawyers and judges, have no jurisdiction or justification to redefine marriage.

The Kansas Department of Revenue recently stated that gay couples married in other states can file joint federal returns in Kansas but not joint state returns. Does KDOR really think it can discriminate by recognizing some legal out-of-state marriages but not others?

Gay marriage needs to become legal. I want to get married someday, too.

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