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Letter: Arrogant acts

January 19, 2013

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To the editor:

The super majorities that Kansas has elected in both houses of the state Legislature certainly have not taken long to demonstrate their arrogance. Already we have heard about a desire to defang the Ethics Commission and possible ways to compromise the independence of the judiciary in the right wing’s continuous quest to fund our public schools inadequately. Where do we go from here?

Comments

Centerville 1 year, 2 months ago

75% of the taxes paid in this state go to public education. Is there any reason that this isn't enough to teach reading? Do they just spend all that money on movies?

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 2 months ago

napoleonic? look at the shredding of the american constitution, first and second amendments in the Oval Office, illegal appointments, illegal waiving of laws to grant admision to illegals for polital gain, etc., etc., etc., now who's looking more like Napoleon?

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 2 months ago

Old school die hard republicans should be voting democrat for that is the party currently reflecting old school republican positions.

When will party line republicans realize their party got duped by a group I describe as Rt Wing Libertarian Neocon Fundamentalist Tea Party for Economic Terrorism ...... not republican by a long shot.

In fact it might do well to investigate some the newly elected so called republicans. They might not be from Kansas as in flew in to get elected and will stay for a bit.

My fiscal conservative in laws began voting democrat and some have formally switched parties because the repub party left them in the dust..... as no longer the repub party.

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appleaday 1 year, 2 months ago

I have some relatives who are die-hard Republicans -- always voting the party line, etc. and they can't stand Brownback. He's a little tyrant. What part of democracy says we have to destroy everyone who disagrees with us and also try to control all three branches of government? Our founding fathers built in a set of checks and balances so that no single branch could wield all the power. Brownback wants to control all three. I think he has a Napoleonic complex.

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Gandalf 1 year, 2 months ago

Oh goody, I'm back to being a liberal today! When I move it will be Hawaii.

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rtwngr 1 year, 2 months ago

@gandalf and @wounded_soldier - Maybe you two would be more comfortable living in, say, Illinois. They have a Dumbocratic majority in their legislature and I am sure they are taxing and spending to your satisfaction. I would suggest Chicago where you will assuredly be safe because of their stringent gun laws.

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Paul R Getto 1 year, 2 months ago

We don't need no stinkin' ethics. Sam will define right and wrong for us. Just listen up, sheeple.

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Abdu Omar 1 year, 2 months ago

Two years is a long time to endure more of the same here. But at that time we can speak loudly and clearly that Browny and company are not wanted. The caveat to this is that there are just as many in Western Kansas who think Browny is doing a great job, so we need to change their minds.

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Gandalf 1 year, 2 months ago

Abosulute power corrupts, absolulely. The teapubs will own every problem they create. The question is how long will it take Kansas to recover.

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