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Appeals court knocks down Montana law similar to Kansas' Second Amendment Protection Act

This is good news for the 2nd amendment. The 9th Circuit is the most overturned Appeals Court in the history of the country. This is a strong indication that the Montana law will be declared constitutional by SCOTUS, which is the correct outcome. SCOTUS has also ruled in the past with regard to federal authority over drugs but it hasn't stopped states from passing laws conflicting with it. Where is Holder on that one? Apparently in Holder’s world drugs are held in higher regard that the 2nd amendment. This attack on the 2nd amendment from a guy that encouraged the sale of guns to know criminals that would in turn hand them over to violent drug cartels along our southern border. What a hypocrite.

August 28, 2013 at 11:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Commissioners approve rezoning at East Hills Business Park

Why is it any other persons business what he paid for it and what he profits from its sale? Really?

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

Menards files plans to add another 8 acres to development near 31st and Iowa

Horizon 2020 was written as a guidline, not a rule book. Everything doesn't fit into a perfect little package with a bow.

August 21, 2013 at noon ( | suggest removal )

Police planning DUI checkpoint in Lawrence Friday night

This is a good example of one of those low quality police officers that buys into the belief that they are the ultimate authority. The only way to prevent such abuses is to punish this officer. I found it interesting that right before they found the camera the other officer shares a concern about the dog hitting on the car. Then the officer moves the camera. What is he hiding from. Isn't that a sign of guilt? Guess that only applies to the rest of us.

August 20, 2013 at 7:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police planning DUI checkpoint in Lawrence Friday night

Justified stop. Probable cause. No question about it. That is the way to get drunk drivers off the road. Sounds like a quality law enforcement officer.

August 20, 2013 at 7:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police planning DUI checkpoint in Lawrence Friday night

There are plenty of quality law enforcement officers serving our community and communities around the country. That said much like their are poor employees on every profession there are poor performing police officers. Law enforcement officers should be held to a high standard in the prosecution of their duties. The stacked against them in order to protect the innocent. As far as my needing law enforcement it has typically been my experience that they show up after the crime to punish the perpetrator. They are rarely fortunate enough to be there to prevent a crime. Take control of your own security. While we would all like to think that calling 911 will protect us, police are minutes away when seconds count.

August 20, 2013 at 7:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police planning DUI checkpoint in Lawrence Friday night

And yet this criminal was still allowed to drive? So because the legal system failed to adequately punish this individual this women is now in a wheel chair and we are to give up our civil liberties? Fortunately I have what is left of the Constitution on my side.

August 20, 2013 at 7:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police planning DUI checkpoint in Lawrence Friday night

I've seen a few posts here of great concern. Several are willing to give up their liberties for what they perceive is a higher level of security. I'm glad they weren't around when brave men and women fought for the freedoms we have today, and that they so take for granted. I wonder if they would hold so little regard for those hard fought for liberties if they had shed their own blood and fortune to earn them. Protecting those liberties is the true tribute to those that gave all in defense of your liberties.

August 20, 2013 at 9:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police planning DUI checkpoint in Lawrence Friday night

"...what's the big deal?" We are gradually being conditioned to overlook what begin as small intrusions of our civil liberties, but what will those intrusions look like in the future? I have no problem stopping and proving that I have the privilege of driving but no, they may not search my car or detain me beyond that. I have nothing to hide but I also do not feel the need to prove that to anyone. Police officers are simply fellow citizens granted the authority and responsibility by the community to intervene and punish our fellow citizens when they infringe on the liberties of others. This is why law enforcement has the burden of probable cause before they can infringe on said liberties of the subject of an investigation. I would no more allow a law enforcement officer to search my person or property to satisfy their curiosity than I would my neighbor. This is in keeping with the original intent of the Constitution. There is more to fear from a police state than a few random criminals. I am not saying that we live in a police state today we continue to move closer every day. Stop and frisk anyone?

August 20, 2013 at 9:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kassebaum: Davis will need moderate Republicans in campaign against Brownback

The Big Education lobby is out in force. Failure to feed the education beast has made enemies for Brownback. Higher education is a business, let's try to remember that.

August 13, 2013 at 10:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )