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Brownback appoints his chief counsel, Caleb Stegall, to the Kansas Court of Appeals

I just lost my entire response when I tried to copy the link for David Koch and ALEC so I'll respond to your comment from the bottom up with less detail.
They are in charge, David and Charles Koch are the largest donors for Americans for prosperity and ALEC
http://www.thenation.com/article/1619...
Manyof Kansas legislature just attended an ALEC conference in Chicago. What is happening in kansas is happening all over the country as far as defending public education among other things. The kochs are some of the biggest polluters in the US, and alot of the departments and policies they want changed directly benefit them, ie EPA being dissolved.
I concede that abortion isn't a right from the constitution but federal law does trump state law and abortions are essentially next to near to have in kansas even in cases of rape and incest. It was upheld in roe v wade that women have that right and it is being denied on a state level here and in other states. May pro lifers believe that is a moral sin to have one thus the separation of church and state isn't being recognized.
And finally education, anytime you privatize that there is no need for core standards, ex I don't think religion is right to have being taught in lue of science,. You shouldn't have the bible replacing evolution and private donors get to influence the ciriculum and religion will be taught instead of evolution. It will be up to private donors to finance the school and if they aren't pleased then there go the funds. Teachers should be free to teach curriculum the way they see fit and not being worried about fired if they do toe the line of private donors. And this is happening already in college campuses. I have no problem with religion being taught in school as long as long as all religions are being taught and not making a part of science class.

August 22, 2013 at 1:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback appoints his chief counsel, Caleb Stegall, to the Kansas Court of Appeals

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/e...
Is know its an older article but this should help you with your question

August 21, 2013 at 10:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback appoints his chief counsel, Caleb Stegall, to the Kansas Court of Appeals

Last time I checked roe v wade, as unpopular as it is in some circles, is still the law of the land, and women still have the right to make choices with their body. Kansas has essentially outlawed abortions by making them nearly imposible to have, even in cases of rape and incest. You are are correct that I believe they are sinister. Americans for prosperity is funded by the kochs, no secret their. It is their plan to away with such departments such as department of education, EPA, and I believe OSHA, all to further their agenda. Privatizing schools will leave poorer communities will lesser quality schools which I believe has occured in Florida and is currently happening in North Carolina. The kochs want these departments cut because they are the single largest polluters in the United States and of course want to strip workers of all their rights for their bottom dollar. It's before my time but I believe Charles Koch ran for libertarian Vice President in 1970 on this platform and was soundly defeated. Now Americans for prosperity funded by the kochs are doing exactly what he failed to do. All these in my book equate to being sinister by the very definition of the word. We have rights as employees, and citizens that are being marginalized by this entity all for the benefit of an elite few.

August 21, 2013 at 5:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback appoints his chief counsel, Caleb Stegall, to the Kansas Court of Appeals

They could be, but it's no secret what this clan is about. Just go and look at Americans for prosperity and one can come to any conclusion they want to privatize education, strip women of their rights, among many of their sinister plans to strip Americans of their constitutional rights.

August 21, 2013 at 3:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback appoints his chief counsel, Caleb Stegall, to the Kansas Court of Appeals

Yes it's a legal problem because they are legally bound to fund education. Point in fact they are breaking the law, and one of the conspirators will be the judge.

August 21, 2013 at 3:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback appoints his chief counsel, Caleb Stegall, to the Kansas Court of Appeals

Well he will be making decisions that effect lives, and since he is the first "nominee" we should all be able to see what his view points are so we don't get cronyism involved in the judicial system. If he has a record, which he does, then why not answer questions to see what type of judge he will be. But it's pretty clear to me what kind of judge he will turn out to be.

August 21, 2013 at 3:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback appoints his chief counsel, Caleb Stegall, to the Kansas Court of Appeals

Well for one his position on defunding education. His income tax policy that directly effects the middle class. His turning down of ACA, which we citizens pay a federal tax for but will not have the option of accessing. His instruction for doctors to lie to patients about the effects of abortion. His insistence to keep the sales tax as is even though that was supposed to be temporary. Defunding of the arts, forcing college students to pay more so he can cut dollars to state campuses. Most of the policies he has enacted are on the back of the less fortunate and mostly benefit his rich donors. Changing how judges are selected so he can hand pick his own chief counsel who has an agenda against most of things just listed. Also due to his income tax cuts many local municipalities are forced to raise property taxes and cut other vital services that directly effect the less fortunate. That's all I can come up with off the top of my head, basically he hates Kansans who don't make a certain amount money or think like he does.

August 21, 2013 at 3:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Member of nominating commission says Stegall was overlooked earlier because of politics

I also left out people on fixed income and property owners, which I guess covers all of Kansas.

August 21, 2013 at 1:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Member of nominating commission says Stegall was overlooked earlier because of politics

It's a shame, the real losers in all this, other than most kansasans are going to be children, college students and women.

August 21, 2013 at 12:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback appoints his chief counsel, Caleb Stegall, to the Kansas Court of Appeals

Yes it's called checks and balances. Something our guv should look into

August 20, 2013 at 12:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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