Opinion Line (Aug. 19)

08/18/2014 7:05 PM

08/19/2014 12:05 AM

I hope all of those in the delinquent real estate tax list are sufficiently warned of the dire consequences of not paying up, like having their LLC name or their name published in The Eagle. Scary. But does it really cause them to pay up?

Something is not right when the largest section of the newspaper is the delinquent real estate tax list. No wonder the city wants to pass a sales tax. The merchants would have to make the collections. Somebody needs to get to work on getting these taxes paid.

Maybe if Congress had told Attorney General Eric Holder that Lois Lerner had assaulted a black male on her way to harass the tea party he might have actually investigated her. Her e-mails would probably resurface as well.

Since when does burning down a convenience store constitute “peaceful protest”?

Destroying the town and other people’s property does not legitimize the death of the young man in Ferguson, Mo., as some have said. Have you never read in the good book that we are not to repay evil for evil?

“Militarylike response” is good police work.

When was the last time you were stopped by a police officer that it was a positive confrontation?

Noted race hustlers Al Sharpton and Benjamin Crump are in Ferguson to make matters much worse than they should be.

When oppressive, suppressive state and local policies are allowed to prevail, tragedies the likes of Ferguson occur. If that’s a possible outcome you’re willing for Kansas to have, vote Republican in November.

What we need is a governor who will bow to the demands of the teachers union, because teachers should never be accountable for their performance. Nor should they ever be subject to dismissal, for any reason. Paul Davis would be that governor.

I wasn’t sure I was going to vote for Davis until some third-party group put up negative ads again immediately after the primary. We needed a little respite from all the idiotic negative campaigning. Davis has my vote.

Have you ever noticed the Republicans never talk about the good things they’ve done, just bad things about Democrats? Maybe they haven’t done anything good.

Kudos to Michael Scanga, the bike shop owner who provided a bike for a man who was down and out. We all need to show love and compassion, as well as open our checkbooks, for those in similar situations.

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