To the editor:
First they came for the arts, and there was tremendous public and political outcry to keep them, but it didn’t matter.
They took them anyway.
Then they came for control of what happens beneath my skin as a woman, and there was public opposition but it didn’t matter.
They took control anyway.
Then they came to, once again, blame the victim and tell women that we need to prepare for rape, and while heads didn’t roll, tires certainly did, but it didn’t matter.
They punished women anyway.
Then they came to “protect us” from the plague of voter fraud, and while many questioned its necessity and more pondered the negative ramifications, it didn’t matter.
They knew what was best for us anyway.
Then they came to undercut services for people with disabilities in the name of fiscal responsibility, and while both fiscally and morally the opposite is true, it didn’t matter.
They cut them anyway.
Then they’ll come for your rights and no matter how loudly you protest, no matter how logical your position, no matter how much you do, it won’t matter.
They’ll take your rights away anyway.
Is this the Kansas we really want?