To the editor:
The Journal-World seems to be working overtime to defend and celebrate the political activities of the Koch brothers. You have been scolding the peasants for not appreciating the brothers’ holy mission to remake American in their own image. After all, they are only exercising their God-given right to sway the electorate by spending their considerable fortune. The Supreme Court recently blessed that mission. So why are some of the peasants cranky about all this? The problem is that their well-financed political activism makes a mockery of the principle of one person, one vote. George Orwell said it best: All animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
The Koch boys think you are a socialist or worse if you want your kids to have a decent education or maybe you way affordable health care or breathable air or a wage a family can live on. Remember when the Kansas Legislature did things like maintain the infrastructure of the state, support K-12 schools and higher education and work with local governments to solve real problems? The Koch brothers worked hard to put the present crop of extremist legislators in office. Add a pliable and disinterested electorate, and we have a perfect storm.