Opinion Line (Jan. 6)

01/06/2014 12:00 AM

01/03/2014 5:43 PM

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We should add a 2-cent tax to every ounce of alcohol, then use it to provide free cab fare so people at bars or parties get home safely and avoid driving under the influence.

The Russian president vows to annihilate terrorists. If they can do that, why can’t our police stop all the robberies, shootings and muggings in Wichita?

More bull hockey from Kris Kobach (Jan. 2 Opinion). If there were a way to prevent all Democrats from voting, he would do it.

If Jane Doe becomes Jane Doe Smith by marriage, does she need a marriage license in addition to a birth certificate to register to vote?

Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” advised men to marry 15- or 16-year-old girls. Are all the people defending his anti-gay comments OK with this also?

Robertson is a shallow, ignorant ephebophile. He needs to spend more time learning to treat his fellow man with respect and less time telling people to break federal laws meant to protect children.

To the person who referred to Robertson as “elderly” and “uneducated”: Robertson is a self-made millionaire with a college degree. Maybe you are the dumb-dumb.

Tolerance of majority lifestyles does not require that I surrender mine, and it sure doesn’t mean that I am required to affirmatively advance or champion something that is against my values.

A government “of the people” should not be spying on the people. When our government violates the Constitution, we are fortunate there are whistle-blowers like Edward Snowden brave enough to do their patriotic duty. Welcome this national hero home.

How nonsensical that the “news” reporters and organizations that trip all over themselves to report on so-called global warming are the same ones that try to make it news that in wintertime the country has snow, ice and cold temperatures.

Thank you, Suzanne Perez Tobias, for sharing the wisdom to enjoy people and have them over now, not when our houses are perfect (Dec. 26 WichiTalk).

A whole article about “sleep texting” (Dec. 26 WichiTalk). A simple solution is as obvious as the noses that are deep into these stupid devices night and day: Each evening the parent takes the cellphone and tells the kid to go to sleep. Problem solved.

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