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Letter: Schools, courts

January 16, 2013

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To the editor:

The unconstitutional funding of Kansas public schools is exactly why Gov. Brownback is trying to change the process of nominating judges. King Sam wants judges who will genuflect at his altar. The drastic income tax cuts he signed into law will hinder considerably the ability of the Legislature to fund our schools properly and legally. You can be sure this decision will be appealed so Kansas citizens must be vigilant in opposing Brownback’s efforts to keep schools underfunded. Keep in mind these words by Plato: “The punishment of wise men who refuse to take part in the affairs of government is to live under the government of unwise men.”

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 1 year, 6 months ago

Exactly.

Passing a constitutional amendment to essentially end public education would be political suicide, even in this Republican state. It's politically much easier to change the way judges are selected so he can put in place judges who will just ignore the constitution, along with any laws that are ideologically inconvenient.

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Liberty275 1 year, 6 months ago

As if you care about any constitution.

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Bob Forer 1 year, 6 months ago

Lawrence--25 square miles surrounded by Kansas.

Kansas is in for a heap of hurt, boys and girls. Most Lawrencians will survive the Brownback years without major damage. The rest of Kansas? Well, i think they got exactly what they voted for, and are too unsophisticated to realize their foolishness, at least not yet. By the time they open their eyes, a lot of irreparable damage will have already been inflicted.

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Centerville 1 year, 6 months ago

Hey, we made it through six of the sleaziest years in history, so we have no where to go but up now.

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