To the editor:
Scott Burkhart rants about those who disagree with him with unfortunate and angry adjectival choices: a public servant in the left-progressive-liberal’s (LPL) political crosshairs, the left-leaning Kansas Supreme Court going after him (former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline) and the Mafia-like revenge messages of the LPL aimed at the rest of us (Public Forum, Jan. 23).
At issue is the court’s 5-2 ruling on Kline’s disregard for Kansas law and apparent disrespect for the court. That issue now sits on LPL (Scott’s tag) Stanton Hazlett’s desk at the Kansas disciplinary board, an organization apparently also LPL. Scott, the issue is Kline’s handling of the law and his regard for the courts. It has nothing to do with “…the killing of children.”
Scott misuses logic. Three examples are the hasty generalization about the LPL’s goals, stereotyping the LPL as Mafia-like and appealing to the crowd by playing on the irrational fears and prejudices of his audience by associating the LPL with child murder and the Mafia. This is malicious & offensive to the fair-minded readers of this paper.