Opinion Line Extra (Jan. 24)

01/24/2014 12:00 AM

01/23/2014 5:55 PM

Do you want to stop welfare fraud? Start with our senators and congressmen who are doling out corporate welfare to get re-elected to a public service job. One term only – that’s the only way we can take this country back. The self-serving 5-year-olds can’t be trusted to monitor themselves.


One reason to favor term limits is that at any time one-third or so of the members of Congress would not be running for re-election and could freely do their jobs. They might even have their own caucus.


I think the word “freedom” is being used very loosely these days.


Colorado opened up a big can of worms by legalizing drugs in the state. Just watch and see.


After watching any portion of the State of the State address, I have to ask: Do they believe that we believe that they actually believe what was broadcast is for our benefit?


It seems the Opinion Line is nothing more than a political “whining post” any more. A recent column had 15 items, 12 of them having to do with politics. I can’t wait until election time nears next November.


I’m going to have to purchase a new legal pad if I’m going to continue listing the failures of President Obama. With the addition of Iraq, I’ve now almost used up the first one.


The idea that proof-of-citizenship requirements likely would hinder eligible citizens from voting in federal elections is the biggest bunch of horse hockey I’ve ever heard. Let’s let China, North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Russia and all the rest vote for us.


Since 2006 there have been 75,000 concealed-carry permits, and I haven’t seen a single story of how they were used to prevent or deter any crimes. A whole bunch of people have been shot and murdered since 2006, but there’s never a concealed-carry permit holder around when you need one.


After looking at WSU’s strength of schedule, I’m surprised it didn’t add a couple of the local high school teams. Kansas would be unbeaten, too, if it had such a weak schedule.


I really miss “Jump Start” in The Wichita Eagle comics. It was one of my favorites, too. Please bring it back soon.


After many years as a subscriber, I am sure you folks at The Eagle don’t know anything about comic strips. Give us back the good ones you just took away.


Someone asked, “If you are wearing a tattoo, who owns you?” I have a tattoo because I (and I alone) chose to have my tattoo, and I put a lot of time and thought into it. So, I own me. Do not judge those with tattoos and I won’t judge you for not having one.

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service