Lawrence is an aware, educated, progressive community where sensitivity and political correctness thrive. We have some of the most knowledgeable and compassionate social workers, teachers, health care professionals and law enforcement personnel that any city our size could hope for and expect. Why then does the underlying attitude that suicide is something to make light of prevail?
Don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against the LGBT community. They are, of course, going to get together with whomever they want and do whatever they want, but please don’t label it as “marriage”! Marriage is now, and always has been, a covenant between a man and a woman.
In 1857 the U.S. Supreme Court decided the Dred Scott case. It told Northerners that slaveholders could keep slaves in free states. Most people in the North were outraged. Slavery was no longer distant; it had been delivered to their doorsteps. Slavery had been imposed upon them at home, in the communities where they lived. A political party instantly died, and a new one was born. Within a decade, Dred Scott would be reversed on the battlefields of the Civil War.
Is the Brownback administration correct in assuming that you can fool most of the people most of the time? It seems so, according to the results of the 2014 election. It also seems to correctly assume that Kansas voters are disinterested in politics, undereducated, lazy,or just plain stupid. The results also seem to verify that conclusion.
I believe Mr. Lim (Nov. 11) missed the point concerning Mr. Burkhead and God. What loving parent or friend would not warn someone of impending calamity? Out of love, God reveals to us His blessed way of living. He knows when we stray from His ways that harm and death result. Out of love, Mr. Burkhead is willing to be misunderstood, ridiculed and despised because he aligns himself with God and God’s unchanging (not evolving) ways.
Recently some folks were wailing and gnashing their teeth over their candidates’ losses in the elections. Boo-hoo. Perhaps the young college student should research the last three administrations’ history and find a year that state universities did not raise tuition. She’ll soon realize that the higher education community is filled with folks who don’t feel as though they have to face the burden of economic downturn that the rest of us face. The governor doesn’t raise tuition; the Kansas Board of Regents does and has been happy to do so many years in a row.
In Dolph Simons, Jr’s Saturday column, he waxes hopefully how Gov. Brownback might fix the broken fiscal state of Kansas he created.
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 1 of the U. S. Constitution states, “The Congress shall have the Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the General Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.”
For those students who are not sure of their major, I suggest a new science called, neuroplasticity — DNA, chromosome 11, codes for protein “brain derived” neurotrophic factor (BDNF). This creates new neurons, activated by physical activity, caloric restriction, keto-genic diet and adding curcumin and omega 3 fat DHA to the diet.
The ban on gay marriage in the state of Kansas has been lifted by the U.S. Supreme Court! Equal protection for all LGBTs to marry will soon be the law of the U.S.