Opinion Line (Nov. 11)

11/11/2013 12:00 AM

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More states are moving toward legalizing marijuana. Kansas should be a leader, not a follower, in this movement. A taxed and regulated marijuana industry would be a gold mine for our state.

Kris Kobach should remember this: Nothing is more two-faced and cowardly than a government official who thinks concealed-carry is OK everywhere except where government officials are present.

Democrats portray themselves as tolerant, accepting, reasonable people who are all about letting you make your own choices – until those choices run afoul of their extremist ideology. That’s when Democrats show who they really are: unreasonable, intolerant, immovable authoritarians.

The American people probably could have accepted either Obama’s lying or the incompetence. Together, it’s a bit much. I wonder if Obama has considered giving another speech to fix everything.

It must be great to be an insurance company right now: You can jack up prices and cancel policies, and Obamacare will get all the blame. They probably have been waiting years to do this.

GOP: Stop bullying Kathleen Sebelius. Allow her to do her job.

The dilemma is whether to change from “Wichita Mid-Continent Airport” (nine syllables) to “Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower International Airport” (16 syllables)? Sounds like a no-brainer to me.

So the City Council members admit that renaming the airport after Eisenhower is all cost (up to $728,000) and no benefit, but they want to do it anyway because they like it? It figures.

How will changing the name of the airport attract more business? Please. The only thing it will do is cause confusion. How long will it take people to update the GPS coming to the airport?

Please leave the name of our airport what it is today. Why do people think we have to change everything? We have homeless people, hungry people, and we’re debating changing the name of the airport? Really?

Excellent column by Suzanne Perez Tobias (Nov. 7 WichiTalk). I vow to limit my virtual life and experience more real life.

Tobias’ piece on cellphones made me realize my decision to leave my cell off and used only for emergencies is a good one. These devices are leaving our lives less rich, as real human interaction disappears, and more dangerous, as we text and drive. How sad.

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