Opinion Line (May 15)

05/15/2014 12:00 AM

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I have lived in Wichita as an adult for almost 60 years. Never have the city streets been in such poor condition, with potholes, teeth-jarring cracks, unpainted lines and unswept gravel. Let’s spend some money on streets instead of downtown projects.

Time to replace the Sedgwick County treasurer. My wait to register a vehicle was more than an hour. Surely someone in the private sector could make this office run more efficiently.

The reason lawmakers continue to investigate Benghazi is because these efforts have been obnoxiously hindered, stalled and obstructed by Democrats conscious of the fact that the whole truth is pretty damning. If Democrats want an end to the investigations, the simplest solution would be to start telling the truth.

U.S. House leaders are forming a committee to get to the truth about Benghazi. Maybe they should hire outsiders for that task. That way they can finally claim to have created jobs.

The most practical way to respond to the Benghazi affair would be with a joint effort by Republicans and Democrats to streamline our nation’s Veterans Affairs medical centers. What is done is done.

If the mess with the VA doesn’t prove to you that the ACA will not work for all Americans, then reality is a false word to you.

I agreed with columnist Cal Thomas’ view on public prayer (May 11 Opinion). What are those pushing for public prayer trying to prove? Prayer should be private and come from your heart, not a public microphone.

Being compelled by law to attend or otherwise support any kind of religion would be having it shoved down your throat. But open display is not. You don’t have to like it, but you do have to respect it.

As people of faith, we have the right to sell our product anywhere, at any time. It’s in the First Amendment.

The East High lawn concert sounded fantastic. I wish I could have seen it, but the 20 people who were late and stood in front ruined that. A little courtesy, folks.

Thank you, Margaret Spear, for your generous donation to Botanica of the Joyland carousel and for helping preserve some of the “joy” for generations to come.

I think mustard is a severely underrated condiment. It tastes good and has zero fat. I call it “free flavor.”

Happy days are here again. A new season starts Thursday for our Wichita Wingnuts baseball team.

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