Opinion Line (April 9)

04/09/2014 12:00 AM

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Bush versus Clinton in 2016? These two names from the past, combined with Obama, are part of the reason we’re in a mess. Let’s look to the future by getting some new blood in the White House.

I’ve been trying to gain weight, but all the food at my school is healthy. Thanks, Michelle Obama.

Since Tim Huelskamp refers to the Affordable Care Act as “Obamascare,” I’m sure he won’t mind if we refer to him as “Congressman Foolskamp.”

With nearly 8,000 teachers in Butler and Sedgwick counties and their families and friends, plus any professionals who support due process, legislative supporters of the bill eliminating this right for teachers face political recriminations at any future elections.

How can we expect them to teach and care for our community’s children when they fear for their jobs? It’s bad enough that we blame them for low test scores when they have no control over a child’s ability to learn or parental support.

School districts will now be able to “save money” by firing the experienced master teachers. Why do our legislators despise education? Our children will now really be paying the price and, ultimately, so will all of us. Next election, incumbents need to be voted out.

Teachers think of themselves as special and, as a result, they are almost impossible to get rid of. The Legislature has informed them that if they can’t or won’t do their job, the school district can get rid of them just like any other employee in any job.

We have come a long way down when we allow unelected judges to dictate to us what we must do. Brash justices on our Kansas Supreme Court tell us how much we must spend on education. The tax reductions we have recently enjoyed have been beneficial for all.

So Kansas is losing population faster than it gains it. Looks like Gov. Sam Brownback’s road map leads people right out of the state.

If Genesis Health Clubs gets a break from taxes, do you believe it will provide as many free public services as YMCAs?

The only thing the movie “Noah” has in common with the book of Genesis in the Bible is the ark. I now know why many Christians and Jews are walking out of this movie around the nation.

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then why does McDonald’s stop selling breakfast at 10:30?

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