Opinion Line Extra (Nov. 14)

11/14/2013 12:00 AM

11/13/2013 5:23 PM

Maybe we should create a North American health care system and be done with it. Canada seems to be the model people love to talk about. And no matter what system the U.S. has, a significant portion of the Mexican population is going to utilize it.

As it turns out, Joe Wilson was accurate and ahead of his time when he told Obama “you lie.”

If the risk pool gets much more shallow (the lack of young, healthy people signing up), Obamacare is going to die on the beach.

I can understand wanting to insure the 15 percent without insurance. What I don’t get is uninsuring the 85 percent who were perfectly happy with their insurance. Democrats. Socialism. Two peas in a pod.

Excuse me, but who are you to decide for me that I’m better off without my current health insurance? You must be a Democrat. Get lost.

I’ve been through a few banking computer conversions, and every one took months to straighten out. Yet the banks kept open and figured it out. I know the government can run Medicare, military hospitals and the VA medical system with competence, so I have faith it will get the Obamacare system right eventually.

In regard to Rep. Mike Pompeo’s assertion that we have nothing to fear from NSA wiretapping, I am reminded of Benjamin Franklin’s admonition that “he who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither.”

Someone said Harry Truman’s “the buck stops here” sign must have gotten lost. It is in his library/museum in Independence, Mo. – just as it was when Reagan sold arms to Iran and George W. Bush said “mission accomplished.”

Those of us who work in state government know better than anyone just how much Gov. Sam Brownback has messed up things in this state.

I was reading some of the liberals’ forums and saw they want to rename Black Friday. Really? What next? Renaming the White House?

I predict that within the next year, The Eagle’s Richard Crowson will have an editorial cartoon with Paul Davis and Jill Docking wearing halos.

What is the name of the psychological disorder for fearing voter fraud? Kobachphobia.

Last year we were disappointed when stores wished us “Happy Holidays” rather than the traditional “Merry Christmas.” This year we are resolved to avoid any merchant who expresses the politically correct greeting. After all, aren’t we celebrating the birthday of our risen Christ?

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