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May 11, 2012

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To the editor:

Is there something in the water in Topeka? There must be because a group of Kansas legislators is now up in arms about United Nations Agenda 21.

Agenda 21, created in 1992, is nothing more than a guideline and goals concerned with poverty, environmental degradation, and education in developing countries. It isn’t even a treaty. Moreover, Agenda 21 is supported by the World Council of Churches, Rotary International, United Methodist Church General Board of Global Ministries, and the Wildlife Conservation Society among others. Wow, what a dangerous group!

With all the unfinished legislative business it is amazing that some legislators are focused on something not remotely relevant to life in Kansas or the U.S. Is it the Topeka water or is it something worse, such as ignorance and paranoia?

Comments

SDTPlant 2 years, 5 months ago

As a resident of Topeka, I can assure you that It's not an issue with Topeka water. It's the water statewide. Take down that sanctimonious fence you've erected around Lawrence (or Topeka) and recognize that it's this entire state that has a problem. After all, we didn't breed and bear these people. They came here from around the State.

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JackMcKee 2 years, 5 months ago

If the Kansas House does something you can bet the farm that it's stupid. They are simply the most inept group ever assembled.

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 5 months ago

The Brownback Agenda

ALEC currently claims more than 250 corporations and special interest groups as private sector members. While the organization refuses to make a complete list of these private members available to the public, some known members include:

  • Wal-Mart
  • Exxon Mobil
  • the Corrections Corporation of America
  • AT&T
  • Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Comcast
  • Verizon
  • Phillip Morris International
  • Koch Industries
  • along with a host of other right-wing think tanks and foundations.

In recent months, ALEC has come under increasing scrutiny for its role in drafting bills to: attack workers’ rights roll back environmental regulations privatize education funded with state tax dollars deregulate major industries * passing voter ID laws.

Nonetheless, this year’s annual ALEC meeting boasts the largest attendance in five years, with nearly 2,000 guests in attendance. Center for Media and Democracy organization released 800 model bills approved by companies and lawmakers at recent ALEC meetings.

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/8/5/secretive_corporate_legislative_group_alec_holds

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Kirk Larson 2 years, 5 months ago

George H.W. Bush approved the darn thing! Is he some kind of Manchurian fiend?

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Ken Lassman 2 years, 5 months ago

My God!

I went to look at the UN Charter to find out what all these nefarious conspirators were behind and here's what I found:

"To maintain international peace and security." Egads! Did you realize that behind every peaceful period that has existed since 1945, there has been a hubbub of UN agents secretly propagating peace and security?????

"....suppression of acts of aggression..." Did you read that?!? SUPPRESSION!?!! These guys are truly dangerous! They must have infiltrated every military and police force in the world, as suppression of violence can be found all the way down to the local villages and county sheriff's departments. How do these secret UN agents do it? They must practice black magic, but we must be stronger!

"...develop friendly relations among nations based on the principles of equal rights..." You mean they have even defiled the relationship between every nation by poisoning it with higher principles such as equal rights???? These folks know no limits--how are we supposed to distinguish between our most cherished concepts that we held before the UN was created and those that we continue to hold after 1945?

I know: we'll put any one who we think might be an agent out in the middle of a lake and if they drown, then I guess they were OK, but if they swim back, then that is clear evidence of their impurity and so they must be held under the water until they are sufficiently purified.

Man. I sure am glad the Kansas House opened my eyes!

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Mike1949 2 years, 5 months ago

Here is the problem people. We have a Republican state congress, Republican state house and a Republican Governor!

People, as Kansans are finding out in a very hard way, that is a dangerous combination. Without any checks or balances, we only have the courts now to protect Kansans from total anarchy! You wonder why the Republican party is attaching and trying very hard to water down our court system? If the people don't take our next few elections seriously, that will give them time to replace the court system with ultra conservative justices that don't know the first thing about the law and fairness for the people.

For God's sake people, vote in some Democrats, especially Independents or at least moderate to liberal Republications to recreate those check and balances we have had over the years. If we don't, our home state will be no better than some of the deep south states, even as bad if not worse than Arizona!

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