Opinion Line (Feb. 8)

02/07/2014 5:34 PM

02/07/2014 5:34 PM

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The city crews did a great job clearing the streets during this week’s snowstorm and deserve the gratitude of the community.

Wichita city official Joe Pajor was clearly blowing smoke when he said it was too cold for the salt to be effective. The county’s salt sure worked on county roads, and the state’s salt sure worked on state roads. But I guess you’ve got to put it on the road.

Just because there’s some snow on the ground, it isn’t an excuse to blow through stoplights. Slow down if you’re going too fast to stop.

Bathrooms at the Sochi Olympics lack toilet paper. Construction work still needs to be completed as the games start. Some tap water looks like ice tea. Welcome to a government-run paradise.

I’m looking forward to the day when I can say, “For the first time in my adult life I’m proud of Kansas.”

How can a congressman who makes $83 an hour ($174,000 a year) think it’s all right not to raise the minimum wage for those making $7.25 an hour ($290 a week)? All this while telling the unemployed to take those jobs and stop mooching food stamps and unemployment benefits.

Democrats want to give a man a fish for a day. Republicans would rather teach a man to fish for a lifetime. Which party shows more compassion? Republicans, obviously.

Obama was absolutely correct when he said there was not a “smidgen” of IRS corruption. There is probably tons of IRS corruption.

I am a Republican, and I predict that in the upcoming elections you will see the end of the Republican Party. The party is split three ways, and Republicans are too stupid to take advantage of the best opportunity in years.

The Old and the New Testaments call homosexuality sin. Marriage was created by God, and God defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Terry Fox is right (Feb. 5 Letters to the Editor). Pastors who refuse to call homosexuality a sin should resign and leave the ministry.

Fox has spent half a lifetime trying to make the lives of gays more difficult in order to promote his own cruel mission. What is the difference – refusing services to people of color or refusing services to gay couples? If you’re open for business, you’re open for business.

I think it would be very insulting to a jury that voted 100 percent for the death penalty sentence to see it not carried out because of lawmakers. Why have a jury? The Carr brothers are an example.

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