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Bart Johnson 10 months, 1 week ago

You are urging violence against your neighbor's person and property to pay for the things you want. You are asking the state to hold a gun to people's faces and demand more of their money to pay for what you want. If people refuse to pay for your demands, you want them either shot or sent to prison where they will be raped.

Bart Johnson 10 months, 1 week ago

What the LTE is talking about. Theft and violence.

Richard Heckler 10 months, 1 week ago

By The Associated Press February 13, 2014 LJW

TOPEKA — A new proposal before the Kansas Legislature would nullify reading, math and science standards for public schools adopted previously by the State Board of Education.

The measure is sponsored by the House Education Committee and was introduced this week.

The bill also says that new standards would be drafted "solely" by the Kansas board with help from an advisory committee.

Conservative Republican legislators tried unsuccessfully last year to block the board from putting into effect the multistate Common Core standards for reading and math.

The board adopted the standards in 2010. Because the federal government has encouraged states to adopt them, critics see them as federal education standards, and costly to implement as well.

The bill also would nullify multistate, evolution-friendly science standards adopted by the Kansas board last year.

Richard Heckler 10 months, 1 week ago

ALEC has been subverting the GOP for 33 years at local,state and congressional levels. The GOP is dead.

ALEC helps surrogates and lobbyists for corporations to draft and promote bills which:

• gut environmental laws

• create a regressive tax system

• eliminate workers’ rights = lower wages

• undermine universal and affordable health care

• privatize public education

• chip away at voting rights.

http://www.pfaw.org/rww-in-focus/alec-the-voice-of-corporate-special-interests-state-legislatures#Voter

United States of ALEC http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/27/the_united_states_of_alec_bill

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/06/10/242334/john-birch-society-celebrates-koch/

Lynn R. Smith 10 months, 1 week ago

A letter similar to the one above by Vincent T. Miller appeared in the Parsons Sun (Kansas) newspaper on Feb. 11, 2014. This is a link to the longer version. Also Miller is from Parsons, KS, from information I have researched and the way the letter was signed in the Parsons Sun.
There is more detail to this letter. http://www.parsonssun.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/article_b53d5c30-9349-11e3-bf3b-0017a43b2370.html

Ken Lassman 10 months, 1 week ago

Thanks. The Journal World has a very strict limit on the number of words for a letter to the editor to be printed, while the Parsons Sun apparently does not have this kind of restriction, or at least a much higher upper limit. No doubt Mr. Miller had to cut entire sections out of his more fully formed Parsons letter in order to be printed here.

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