Opinion Line (July 23)

07/23/2014 12:00 AM

07/22/2014 5:22 PM

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Vladimir Putin was sailing along having his way with the world. Then came Flight 17. One went down in flames, with the other to follow shortly.

If Barack Obama had been president during the attack on Pearl Harbor, we wouldn’t have declared war on Japan until 1947.

I’m sick of hearing Republicans disparage President Obama for being a ruthless dictator overreaching his powers, and at the same time belittling him for being too weak and indecisive.

It has been said that an army of sheep led by a lion can defeat an army of lions led by a sheep, and in these perilous times all we can hear is the bleating of our community organizer president.

The problem is that Central Americans think our southern border is an Obama “red line.”

Our congratulations and admiration to Gov. Rick Perry for doing what Obama refuses and is bound by his oath of office to do – lining the border in Texas with military to stop the invading army from entering the United States.

If we could find 60,000 or so bilingual American families willing to adopt an illegal alien child, we could save the country $3.7 billion.

It’s likely most of the children will be deported. While they’re on our soil, shouldn’t they be treated with care and compassion? Instead, people are blocking highways and threatening them in a language they don’t understand. The world is watching our so-called Christian nation.

From the TV ads from the Republican candidates, you’d think that President Obama were opposing them on the ballot. From the looks of Gov. Sam Brownback’s poll numbers, he should be glad Obama isn’t.

I about fell out of my chair when I saw Dave Trabert, whom I considered a Brownback supporter, arguing that tax incentives don’t work and that they raise taxes for everyone else (July 20 Opinion). Doesn’t that contradict the arguments Brownback makes about eliminating income tax on small-business owners?

WSU president John Bardo is at it again. Not only does he repeatedly raise tuition on aspiring students, he has now assessed a parking permit fee. And this permit fee does not guarantee you a parking spot on campus.

Kudos to taxpayers, the USD 259 school board and all involved. I had the opportunity to tour South High School last weekend. The renovations are spectacular. The facility is spotless. Students and educators will benefit for years to come.

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