Opinion Line (Jan. 3)

01/03/2014 12:00 AM

01/02/2014 5:18 PM

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There are too many “help wanted” signs up to justify extending unemployment benefits any longer.

Someone thanked Textron “for bringing Walter Beech and Clyde Cessna back together again.” Excuse me – they are dead, and they would roll over in their graves if they could see the current economic environment of corporate greed raping the real workers to line the pockets of the executives.

Our Constitution was written to protect citizens’ rights from a federal government. Why are so many willing to allow the NSA and liberal judges to start chipping away at our personal freedoms?

NSA phone record collection and DUI check lanes are equivalent Fourth Amendment violations. Both are rationalized as legal because they are done indiscriminately, to anyone driving or talking on a phone. No probable cause necessary. Shameful.

I don’t know why Kansans spend all this money on death penalty cases and appeals when they know they won’t ever execute anybody. Just give them the Hard 50 and be done with it.

Prosecutors and legislators don’t seem to mind sentencing people to the Hard 50. As a taxpayer, I object. Why are we to provide nursing homes and free medical care for felons, when honest citizens must pay $3,500-plus each month for our care?

Illegal voters are not the fraud committed on Americans. The Electoral College is the real fraud, canceling the will of the majority.

Things and privileges are too freely handed out anymore, resulting in a society that does not value anything. Too hard to get an ID to vote? Boo-hoo. It’s time people start learning how to take responsibility and work for the things and privileges that matter.

Newly elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to eliminate horse-drawn carriage rides through Central Park. Politicians like him just can’t stand anything that works for a living. It’s going to be a long four years in the Big Apple.

In a perfect world, one size really would fit all; overly perfumed people would all hang around each other, preferably away from the less perfumed; and those half-pages in the newspaper would tangle up and wreck equipment until they no longer were considered an integral part of the newspaper.

The next time someone says something about somebody, they should think twice. What you may have said about that person may ruin their future and their life. Watch what comes out of your mouth.

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