Opinion Line Extra (July 22)

07/22/2014 12:00 AM

07/21/2014 5:59 PM

People should stay and strive to make their country a better place instead of abandoning it. Stop taking advantage of America hospitality. Our standard of living goes down one illegal immigrant at a time.

More than 2.8 million Syrians have sought refuge in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon. If these nations can take responsibility for this huge influx, why can’t we offer asylum to 57,000 children? Children who are escaping torture, murder or rape deserve our kindness and promise of safe haven.

Shouldn’t we show the same compassion for the 52,000 children of Central America who are fleeing for their lives as we showed the 425,000 who fled Cuba? Many of these refugees and their children are now leaders in the economic and political life of Florida and the U.S.

When polls asked people to guess how many Americans were homosexual, most said 25 percent. They were about 22 percent off, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The homosexual community may not be the largest, but it’s certainly the loudest.

It’s a shame that Eric Holder’s Justice Department has time to investigate a parade float, but can’t find time to investigate the IRS, border, Benghazi, and his own department’s scandals.

How often do we have to remind the Republicans that the original Obamacare was conceived and successfully sold to both houses of Congress by Republicans?

The governor must be even more out of touch than anyone could have imagined for him to think that Rick Santorum’s Kansas appearance in support of the governor’s failing re-election bid would be the shot in the arm it needs.

Santorum’s comment really demonstrates the absurdity of his and Sam Brownback’s politics. The future of the free world is dependent on a lot of factors, not including Brownback’s re-election. The future of Kansas, however, depends on a Brownback defeat in the November election.

Higher income taxes and higher capital gains taxes are detrimental to business activity. They encourage waste and inefficiency. There is a point where higher taxes hurt job creation, destroy energy, remove the incentive to new enterprise, encourage extravagant expenditures, and produce industrial stagnation with consequent unemployment and attendant ills.

The price of gasoline is down. It’s probably because the president is trying to destroy big oil companies by reducing their profits.

I have lived in Wichita for 40 years and don’t ever remember gas prices being the highest in the state. What’s going on?

If we got rid of all our nuclear weapons, then what would we do when we actually needed to nuke something? Seems awfully shortsighted to me. Come on – think, people.

I guess I’m going to have to try marijuana for my chronic pain since my doctor told me anything else by prescription is addictive.

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