Opinion Line (April 22)

04/22/2014 12:00 AM

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It is sad and ludicrous that the Jewish community was picked on by a fanatic and people were killed. At the same time, flying the flag at half-mast is an honor designed for principal figures of the government to be designated by the president or governor.

People shouldn’t judge their income taxes only by whether they owe money on April 15 now that Gov. Sam Brownback lets them keep more of their earnings through the year. They should be looking at the total tax they pay.

The new Kansas state motto should be: “Kansas, Living Up to Your Lowest Expectations.”

Regarding “Rand, Marx, Koch overlook human realities” (April 15 Opinion): Government, which Davis Merritt would grow to an all-intrusive size, arose not to organize society but to protect the individual as he travels through that jungle. The road map for getting the size and scope of government right is the Constitution.

More than 8 million folks have signed up for the Affordable Care Act, and 35 percent are the young people needed to hold down cost. It had an awful start, but it’s working. Don’t let Brownback and his bunch tell you otherwise.

Any person with a little common sense can drive around Wichita and see hundreds of housing-code violations, such as trash in yards and people raising horses in their backyards. Yet the city chooses to concentrate instead on sidewalks that need repair.

I note the mayor and the local media already have shortened the name of Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport to the Eisenhower Airport. Why not name it that?

I am so excited: The new terminal at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport is making steady progress toward completion. Then everyone can pay more in fees to travel to the same locations.

It looks to me like we won’t be sending help to Ukraine, as we need all our military and arsenal to fight off the Bundy family in Nevada.

Chelsea Clinton has announced she is pregnant with her first child. An exploratory committee has been formed for a presidential bid in 2052.

L.J. Pracht Co. must stay open. The store offers so much in knowledge, products and personal service that are so difficult to find in the 21st century.

I had to laugh about the comment about a tattoo of a rowboat turning into a battleship. My tat of a butterfly on my breast later turned in a great, big bat.

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