Opinion Line (Oct. 24)

10/24/2013 12:00 AM

10/23/2013 5:49 PM

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Another school shooting. Why is this even news anymore? It’s become part of our daily routine, like checking the weather. And as long as the gun lobby controls our so-called representatives, it will only get worse.

Why aren’t metal detectors mandatory for all entrances in all public and private schools in all states? People keep saying how important it is that we keep our students safe, but no one seems to be willing to put his money where his mouth is.

Would somebody please tell this old cop what an “inactive shooter” is?

I guess the media and the Wichita Police Department missed it a couple of years ago when Kansas adopted the “Castle Doctrine” in its self-defense statutes. This made it open season on burglars.

I am still waiting on the government to send some people to prison for the housing scam that caused millions to lose their homes.

Gov. Sam Brownback said he’s “driving down the middle of the right side of the road” (Oct. 18 WE Blog excerpts). I’d say he’s driven Kansas off into the right-wing ditch.

The will of the people was to end the shutdown. Reps. Kevin Yoder, Tim Huelskamp and Mike Pompeo and Sen. Pat Roberts showed their never-ending petty partisanship and complete lack of compromise by voting “no,” and have only dishonored that will.

Sen. Jerry Moran and Rep. Lynn Jenkins let the folks of Kansas down. They caved to the Democrats.

Sen. Ted Cruz’s knowledge of “what the American people want” can fit on the head of a pin with room to spare. Enjoy your 15 minutes, senator.

President Obama is doing his part to create jobs. He’s employing a lot of folks to make excuses for his administration’s actions.

Get used to it. We are going to be under Obamacare even if it kills us.

Name the Wichita airport for Kathleen Sebelius, so no crash occurring there can be blamed on anyone.

Republicans shut down the government the day that Obamacare went live. Support for the website was sent home as “nonessential.” And that is somehow Sebelius’ fault?

Colvin Elementary teacher Brianna Falvey is to be thanked for her excellence in teaching her students not only academics but teaching them how to set goals, accept gains and losses, and start over. What an important lesson in life. Thank you and God bless.

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