New question:



Should movie theaters allow children younger than 17 into R-rated movies without a parent/guardian present?


New question:

Should movie theaters allow children younger than 17 into R-rated movies without a parent/guardian present?

Outgoing question:

It’s open forum week. What’s on your mind?

• In his campaign ads, McCain keeps questioning Barack Obama’s qualifications to be commander in chief. Obama had the good judgment to pick Joe Biden, a foreign policy expert, as his vice president. Obama had the good judgment to oppose the war in Iraq from the beginning. Obama has the good judgment to deploy troops to Afghanistan to where the true war on terror really exists. McCain is a dangerous hothead who flies off the handle at the slightest provocation. He is truly scary. Who do you really want as our commander in chief?

• The governor, as chief executive of the state, has no authority to raise taxes. The only entity that has the authority to raise taxes is the Legislature, which is almost entirely Republican.

• I am a taxpayer in Harvey County. I own my home, I pay taxes. I’m a citizen of Harvey County. I would like to know why most of these items the city wants to do, like build a new conference center, build a new hotel, build a new fairground, why isn’t that going to a vote by the citizens? And a new YMCA? We’ve got what we have in town already. We don’t need more, because they say it will increase our property tax. I do not like is raising my property tax. I pay way too much taxes now for what my house is worth. I think some of this needs to go to the public and let the public vote. It’s not fair our big city leaders vote for everything themselves and not let the public have an input on it. I pay my taxes as much as they do.

• Why does gas always go up 10 or 20 cents at the shop but only comes down 1 or 2 cents at a time?

• My parents spoke German when they grew up and also a little bit of English, and they told me I would have to speak English when I got to the first grade. I think that should be mandatory for everybody in the United States.