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Opinion Line (Nov. 7)

The school board thinks that building new schools and giving teachers more pay will take care of a system of learning that was established 100 years ago. Teachers need more education. And if the students do not want to learn, kick them out.

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I can promise Gov. Sam Brownback that when state income tax is replaced with higher sales tax, I will not buy another large-ticket item in this state.

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Anyone thanking Obama for the stimulus money probably flunked middle school civics. Obama has no money other than what he takes away from the citizens who pay taxes. Thank them, instead of a politician who knows absolutely nothing about economics.

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You people working in aircraft would not even have a job if it were not for rich people.

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We don't need less government. We need fewer politicians who gain power by sabotaging the workings of it.

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I find it alarming that so many people think Republicans control Congress. They do not. Last I checked, Democrats still run the Senate.

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The government can only create government jobs, but it can and has prevented the creation of private-sector jobs.

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Being wealthy is not a crime. When a minority in the country controls the majority of the wealth and uses that power to control how much wealth the rest of the people in the country will get, that's a moral crime of the highest nature.

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With any other species, an unborn or unhatched youngster is clearly recognized as a fetus. However, many of those who oppose abortion assert that a human fetus is a person. While well-intentioned, this artificial twisting of definitions will create all sorts of legal issues. For example, a child conceived in the U.S. could be considered a U.S. citizen.

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I hear more positive things about Wichita from tourists than I do from our residents. Where is our hometown pride?

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So they take Hank Williams Jr. off "Monday Night Football" because of a comment he made, but they feature football players who are felons. Seems like it should be the other way around.

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Who out there thinks it is easy to be married to a doctor's wife?

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My nomination for the most overused phrase of 2011 goes to "the perfect storm."

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No neighbors are the best neighbors.

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