To the editor:
The school counselor in a third-grade classroom where I was substitute teaching told the 9-year-olds about bullying. She told them bullying is hurtful behavior over and over. The children discussed how bullying is not nice. They learned bullying has consequences and is illegal at school. The counselor pointed out that we should leave others alone if we don’t like them. If someone is in a bad situation, we should help him or her. The children learned that name-calling, threatening and hurting are ways to bully others.
It seems there is a bully in the Statehouse. He is hurting many Kansans over and over. Women, children, the poor, sick, weak and aged pay the consequences. The Topeka bully should leave the arts, schools and social services alone. Better yet, he should help them, not destroy them. A leader should know not to name-call, threaten and hurt to bully Kansas citizens.