Mondays (Bart Johnson)

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Kansas Republicans gearing up for Obamacare fight

Nope. Try again.

June 25, 2015 at 5:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Republicans gearing up for Obamacare fight

Dorothy, look up Mutual Aid Societies. People did not just put off getting treatment. And I care far more what happens to poor people than you do.

June 25, 2015 at 5:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Statement may foreshadow state crisis

Greg, the Supreme Court has been nothing but a rubber stamp on what Congress passes since FDR. Clearly tings like Social Security, Obamacare and the TSA are unconstitutional, yet what has the Supreme Court done to protect us?

June 25, 2015 at 5:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Republicans gearing up for Obamacare fight

Dorothy, the way you talk, it seems you think that without this subsidied insurance, poor people would have a tough time of it. Do you know what the poor, elderly, minorities etc. did prior to such things as medicare and medicaid and schip and obamacare? Do you even care to know?

June 24, 2015 at 10:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Statement may foreshadow state crisis

Hudson, the problem is the court's interpretation of the constitution. When you read the part about public education and adequate funding, it mentions the idea that public schools should be "free." It says nothing about making sure teachers have cadillac benefits programs or that all the unnecessary administrators get high salaries.

June 24, 2015 at 9:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Statement may foreshadow state crisis

Oh Greg, I've studied Constitutional issues quite a bit. It seems you have no idea the history of Judicial review at the Federal level. You see, when the Constitution was ratified by the states, if you read the state conventions you'll see that they clearly thought it was the states who should have the final say on how to interpret the Constitution. For support on this read the notes on the Virginia ratifying convention and the Virginia and Kentucky resolutions of 1798. During the early republic, it was thought that the three branches of government were equal when it came to deciding such things. Even though the Supreme Court had ruled that the second National Bank was constitutional, Andrew Jackson said that he had another opinion and vetoed it on the grounds that it was unconstitutional. Regardless, Chief Justice John Marshall, appointed by John Adams to the Court, completely made up the idea of judicial review out of whole cloth in the case Marbury v. Madison.

June 24, 2015 at 4:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Statement may foreshadow state crisis

I don't see where in the Kansas Constitution the Kansas Supreme Court is granted "judicial review" powers, nor can I find anything saying so in the statutes. Seems that, like the US Supreme Court, the Kansas Court just assumed that power to itself.

June 24, 2015 at 8:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Pope makes compelling case on climate

"Quit using the internet. This was was a "government mandated" innovation."

Actually, several firms were working on computer networks at the time, and their products were better than the governments. However, the government was spending taxpayer dollars, and private businesses were spending their own dollars, so they quit. Why keep spending your own money when the government will do it for you? If the government hadn't done that, we'd probably have a better internet with less security issues than the one we've got.

June 22, 2015 at 4:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Pope makes compelling case on climate

Dorothy, we're talking about global warming, not pollution. Please stay on topic.

June 22, 2015 at 4:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Greece confirms perils of socialism

No no, you don't understand. The rich haven't gone, it's that they can go. They didn't raise taxes on the rich. You also don't understand who is getting this bailout money Greece keeps asking for. It's not going to the average folks, it's going to pay Greek debt--debt which is held by rich people. You see, the purpose of government is to take money from poor people and give it to rich people. That's what has happened in every government in history, including the US government.

June 22, 2015 at 4:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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