Opinion Line (July 21)

07/21/2014 12:00 AM

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We have been told that the world simply has too many people and the quality of life will decline because of that. Following this reasoning, we should cheer when our town or state loses population, as that should improve our quality of life.

It has become obvious the NSA has no scruples. Rep. Mike Pompeo has been one of the biggest cheerleaders for the NSA. What does this say about Pompeo?

I don’t have a problem with Todd Tiahrt’s name being on the ballot, but it’s really an affront to this district for his name to be on the conservative ballot.

Do you find it ironic that Tiahrt, who spent 16 years in Congress and was always a strong supporter of term limits, now wants another bite out of the apple? Hypocrisy, politics is thy name.

Pompeo slams the president for not supporting general aviation in a TV commercial. However, the president signed the Small Airplane Revitalization Act, sponsored by none other than Pompeo. Did he forget he praised the signing as an “enormous achievement for south-central Kansas and for general aviation”?

In 2012, amid the world turmoil and our economic unrest, it seemed the main theme was: “I’m more conservative than my opponent.” In 2014, the theme is much more intelligent: “I hate Obamacare more than my opponent.”

I know Sen. Pat Roberts is proud of his Kansas roots, so let’s bring him back to his Dodge City home.

Democrats who continue to defend and support Obama and this administration are putting the interests of the party over the needs of the country. They are basically flipping off the American people, who can no longer trust this administration.

Employees arguing in front of customers, hostile service toward customers, an employee sneezing in a food area without covering their face – that was my experience eating breakfast at a local McDonald’s. And these are the people thinking they are professionals and entitled to $20 an hour.

To bike riders, walkers and joggers: Unless you have made eye contact with me, the driver of the car, never assume I have seen you. Look me in the eye and wait for me to acknowledge you. It only takes a few seconds to ensure your own safety.

If you’re going to walk the walk and talk the talk, make sure you’re not walking backward, or talking out of the wrong end.

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