Opinion Line (June 26)

06/26/2014 12:00 AM

06/25/2014 5:58 PM

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The Second Amendment’s right to keep and bear arms doesn’t restrict us to flintlocks any more than the First Amendment’s freedom of speech only applies to writings with a quill pen on parchment.

Can The Eagle investigate local school districts about their gun policies? Will there be armed teachers? Will parents be notified about guns in the schools? And why are we cutting SRO personnel in our schools?

We live in the southeast part of town. Sometimes I am outside at 5 p.m. when McConnell Air Force Base plays “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and I pause to share the experience. I confess that it produces sentimental tears and gratitude. Thanks, America.

When there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily; but with honest, sensible leaders there is stability (Proverbs 28:2).

Rest assured that all those saying we should send troops to Iraq know they will not be required to go.

I am greatly offended by suggestions that people died in Iraq for nothing. These people died in honor of our country and God. We were minding our own business when our country was attacked. I would rather fight them over there than on our soil.

Obama says he pulled troops from Iraq because a status of forces agreement (SFA) could not be negotiated. Now he sends 300 back without what? A SFA. I am glad that I am not one of them.

There is no “crisis” in Iraq. It is an internal civil war and none of our business. They do not pose a threat to anyone but themselves. American imperialism only recruits more terrorists and insults the world.

The height of arrogance and stupidity is to think we can “fix” Iraq when we can’t even “fix” our own borders. Iraq and Afghanistan are lost propositions, and so is the idea we can secure our borders.

Fearing drug gang violence, increasing numbers of Central American children illegally cross into the U.S. When caught, they are incarcerated in closed U.S. military bases. Welcome to the land of the free, kids, where we incarcerate more of our citizens and youths than any other country in the world.

With all of the flopping, biting, faking of injuries, questionable officiating and politics, World Cup soccer has become almost as legitimate as professional wrestling.

Is it just my imagination that women pro golfers have been getting stunningly more beautiful in the past five years?

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