To the editor:
In my frequent walks over the Kaw River bridge, I have noticed that the overwhelming number of men bent over jackhammers all day long appear to be Hispanic and at least some don’t understand much English.
It occurred to me that these are the very people Kris Kobach doesn’t want to vote. Not that they are necessarily undocumented. But they would likely just vote for politicians who would promise to fix more bridges so that they and their relatives could keep their back-breaking jobs at the expense of taxpayers like me.
Bridges. We don’t need no stinking bridges! We should go back to paddling across the Kaw like the people — the ones our immigrant ancestors “obtained” this land from – might have done at minimal government expense. Of course, Kobach and Brownback only want to lead us back to the 1950s, when women and darker-skinned people were second-class citizens and there was prosperity – for some.
Or we could look for leaders who will encourage us to pay our share for a fairer, smarter and more responsible society instead of the kind of fakers who hope we’ll just hide in front of our expensive, flat-screened TVs, blaming everybody else for problems we’re too selfish or too cheap to try to fix.
Resources and workers are available. Only the will to decide to pay what’s necessary for a healthy society is lacking.