Letters to the Editor

Letter:Legislative bully

September 24, 2013


To the editor:

On Sept. 20, Kansas University placed Professor Guth on administrative leave because of a less-than-140-character comment on Twitter. This was at the insistence of a “politically powerful” state legislator, Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce, R-Hutchinson. It’s obvious to me that Bruce cannot comprehend nuances in a short statement. It’s also obvious that the “politically powerful” Bruce has threatened KU and is forcing the administration to take this action.

This is simply another example of lawmakers and tea partiers saying it’s OK if we do it, but it’s not OK if you do it. You can’t read or watch anything without running into everything from snide comments to bull’s-eyes to racism to outright threats of violence and death coming from the “Right.” Yet all they have to do is say mea culpa and apologize, and everything is OK until they do it the next time.

However, let someone not from the “Right” do the same type of things and their livelihood is threatened and they’re in danger of being fired. This is what happens when one party has an iron boot on the throat of the people of Kansas.

Bullies are the ones who pillory people at will. Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce, R-Hutchinson has demonstrated himself to be a bully of the first order. (I wonder how much campaign money he received from the NRA?)


Nellane Laney Croan Stussie 4 years, 7 months ago

Funny! When right wingers use the "wrong" word or emotionally speak their mind, they are instantly accused of hate speech and ceaselessly attacked. We are collectively tired of paying to have liberal professors indoctrinate our children.

asixbury 4 years, 7 months ago

You obviously didn't go to college, or you would know how ridiculous that last sentence of your statement is. No one's indoctrinating anyone's children, although the Republicans that are currently in power would like to.

Bob Forer 4 years, 7 months ago

Last time I looked there were adults attending Kansas University. Not children.

Abdu Omar 4 years, 7 months ago

Uhh, the whole point of college is to make people think. This is something unusual outside Lawrence. I once read an article, back in the day, when the farmers supported a republican in cutting farm aid. That farm aid was to help farmers who planted a bad crop to still get money. That same year there was a drought and very few farmers remained at work because they lost the farm. Had they the bill they forced the republicans to cut, they would still be in business. Goes to show ya.

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