Opinion Line (Feb. 14)

02/14/2014 12:00 AM

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I found myself looking for a Valentine’s Day card that said basically: “I love you. Thanks for not killing me in my sleep.”

For richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until divorce we do part.

When I need inspiration, I open my Bible and read about how important my Christian values are. I don’t need the first lady telling me about an athlete who came out of the closet.

Michael Sam coming out publicly as a gay man at this critical moment in his life, when he is eligible for the NFL draft, ought to prove once and for all that no one chooses sexual orientation. Sam certainly would not choose this and risk losing a lucrative career.

Reading that Ray Nagin is going to prison was my schadenfreude moment for this month.

Thirty-three years is much too long for anyone to be in Congress. And Pat Roberts wants more? Milton Wolf will be a great senator.

Attention to all, far and wide from the Chesapeake Bay and all points east and west: Schmidt happens (Feb. 12 WE Blog excerpts).

The bizarre legislation proposed in Topeka isn’t bad enough. Now our secretary of state wants to outlaw protecting the lesser prairie chicken and the attorney general is opposing an agreement to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. This is no longer funny. We need some grown-ups in our state government.

Coming soon from Topeka, a revised Pledge of Allegiance ending: “with liberty and justice for all, with the following exceptions....”

Are we replacing the “no-guns” signs on public buildings with “no-gays” signs?

It’s great to be able to hunt and defend yourself against intruders, but the founders understood that the first and best defense against tyranny is a well-armed populace. That’s the true purpose of the Second Amendment.

As a Christian, I’d sure like to see our government quit trying to force everyone into heaven with a shotgun.

I was disappointed that The Eagle did not acknowledge the birthday of Abraham Lincoln. When we were kids, teachers made sure we talked about Lincoln on Feb. 12 and George Washington on Feb. 22.

Putting lipstick on a pig is what sportswriters and coaches do when they continue to rank KU basketball in the Top 25.

The Wildcats defeated KU with only a day’s rest after their big game with Texas. That made it an even greater accomplishment.

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