Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: True conservatives

July 7, 2017


To the editor:

Well, the Trump-Kobach Axis is beginning with demanding voters’ names, addresses, Social Security numbers, voting records and political party affiliation from the state voter rolls. President Trump is a business CEO who doesn’t know that the president is not “CEO” of the country but a mere servant of the people. But Mr. Kobach, you are a lawyer. You surely know that two of the most deeply held beliefs of TRUE conservatives are the separation of powers and the privacy of citizens’ information. True conservatives know that there are certain powers reserved to the states and the federal government cannot infringe on those powers. Now the president and his minion, Mr. Kobach, are demanding that the states surrender their voter rolls to the federal government. The information demanded is information that we are constantly told should be kept private. Get ready, folks. They’re coming for you.


Greg Cooper 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Bob, Bob, Bob. Why do you continue to pretend you have the intellectual capacity to understand, let alone reply to, well thought out comments? You have no answer to Mr. McClelland's statements, so you disparage the messenger. That's how two year olds work, isn't it, Bob? Are you two years old? If not, then act your age.

Steve Hicks 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Absolutely right, Gus.

There are conservatives, and there are "conservatives." (Remember, Bob, we talked about how quotation marks are correctly used there to indicate "so-called," "pretend," "bogus," etc.?)

Conservatives' central principle is limited government. That principle is manifest in conservatives' signature practice of government: "financial responsibility" (limited government use of money), and "small government" (limited government use of power).

Kobach is the best example I know of the difference between conservatives and "conservatives." His first action upon being elected Kansas' Secretary of State was to ask for, and receive from his fellow brain-dead ideologues in the legislature, MORE power and MORE money for his office. (To catch and prosecute those thousands of illegals voting in Kansas, you know.)

When Kobach ran his next campaign on the slogan "A Consistent Conservative," he gave us another example, of a different kind of politician. A hypocrite.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Steve H..............hey pal!...........You are stealing my thunder!!...............You are annoying the "Bobs" and doing it with skill and understanding!!!

Keep up the good work!!

Bob Smith 6 months, 2 weeks ago

You have no .... thunder, Fred. Just the ..... weary repetition of .... the same old tired ranting.

Greg Cooper 6 months, 2 weeks ago

AT least he addresses the subject, Bob. You, on the other hand, address the person. I'd rather the former, as would most people who actually care.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Said by the man whose last post was "Shiny side out, Gus." Real depth there guy. Same old, same old.

Bob Summers 6 months, 2 weeks ago

I love it. A Liberal fantasizing what a "conservative" is.

Steve Hicks 6 months, 2 weeks ago


It's wise to listen to those who disagree with you, Sometimes they tell you the truth, moreso than people telling you what you want to hear.

The key is wanting to hear the truth.

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