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Letter: Limiting rights

July 3, 2013

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To the editor:

Recent Supreme Court rulings advanced the rights of people in nontraditional marital contracts. Be prepared to budget more taxpayer money to defend current Kansas law. The 1879 billboard in Dodge City warned, “The carrying of firearms strictly enforced.” Would our attorney general call out Marshal Dillon to a gunfight to the death over this issue?

Roe defeated Wade in a constitutional melee that continues today. The same people against abridging our Fifth Amendment rights are the ones attempting to limit liberties and rights defined by the Supreme Court. I’m just hoping that the governor doesn’t circle the wagons and reconvene the Lecompton Constitutional Convention.

Comments

Don Brennaman 9 months, 2 weeks ago

wonder if fred mertz knows that fred mertz is a fictional character and the fictional poster fred mertz should not question style of opinion. fred, please speak to the letter not the delivery boy.

the current state government just might attempt anything; expecting unwilling taxpayers to pay to defend their ideology. that is one point of the letter. i think i might be able to come up with others.

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George Lippencott 9 months, 2 weeks ago

At least with the new system our judges will not be selected by a bunch of unelected lawyers. Why are they presumed to be any better at it than elected officials who are in many cases lawyers themselves and who are directly accountable to the people.

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seebarginn 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Very good letter. Most Kansas voters and most Kansas politicians have their priorities, however. They've decided that it's better to use taxpayer money to challenge the Supreme Court on this case than it is to, for example, make health care incrementally easier for poor people and their children. Most Kansans who vote seem to be content with a system through which they pay for emergency room care costs, rather than expanding Medicaid. I guess that's what the regime calls an incentive for folks to lift themselves out of indolence and immorality.

One way or another, the bills will come due. Just like the money that's saved today by gutting education will be cancelled out some day in the not so distant future. But it could be worse, of course. We could be living under Sharia law. Thank goodness the Governor and company took action against that threat to freedom. Happy 4th, everyone!

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Don Brennaman 9 months, 2 weeks ago

And you think you are a fictional character? We must be related.

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Brock Masters 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Don, you do know Marshall Dillon is a fictional character, don't you?

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toe 9 months, 2 weeks ago

The Supreme Court gives and the Supreme Court takes away. What is the purpose of the other two impotent branches? I want freedom from government? I hope the Supremes grant me that.

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