Opinion Line (Aug. 1)

08/01/2014 12:00 AM

07/31/2014 5:08 PM

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The Holcomb coal-fired power plant will buy coal from Wyoming, suck irreplaceable water out of the ground, and create pollution that will result in restrictions on driving and business statewide, to produce electricity we don’t need. Call the EPA and thank it for saving us from our own stupidity.

That Pat Roberts is touting his many years in Congress is exactly why I will not vote for him in either the primary or general elections. I am sick of career politicians, which is exactly what Roberts is.

The question of whether a candidate for Kansas insurance commissioner is pro-life or pro-choice is very important. The pro-life organizations are trying to put their people in at lower levels of government in order to gain name recognition and move them up the political ladder.

It’s amazing to me that people are endorsing candidates for insurance commissioner who have simply sold insurance for a living. Clark Shultz chaired the House Insurance Committee for 10 years. I think his perspective will be much more clear in serving and protecting Kansas.

Since Rep. Dennis Hedke’s opponent has no specific issues to list, he resorts to sending out mailers full of lies and slander. The mailers, sent by an organization called Kansas Values Institute, do not demonstrate the values of Kansans – integrity and honesty.

When good conservatives have to make tough choices in elections, The Eagle editorial board can be of great help. Usually, you can’t go wrong voting the opposite of its picks. That means Milton Wolf, Todd Tiahrt and, of course, Tim Huelskamp are all good choices.

The Eagle editorial board has no business endorsing candidates. If a person is going to vote, they should do their homework and decide for themselves. If you don’t have enough brains to do so, stay away from the polls. We have far too many idiots in office and being re-elected.

Will the Republican Party replace our TV remote after the mute button wears out?

What happened to capital punishment ? If we had capital punishment maybe the murder rate would go down, especially if people expected to be put to death. Now that we have DNA, there is no need to keep killers alive and feed and house them on federal and county money.

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are “people,” the way is clear for Hobby Lobby to run for president in 2016.

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