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Letter: State insanity

It's really a shame that "Civics" is no longer taught in the schools. To demonize GOVERNMENT as the problem without pointing out that government has been hijacked by bought politicians, the supreme court and the revolving door is disingenuous. Government is the only entity that has (before Citizens United) the power to reign in the abuses that unfettered power in the hands of a few billionaires can wreak. Unless we have publicly financed elections democracy will continue to circle the drain.

May 18, 2015 at 10:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: GOP takes anti-government turn

It's really very simple. Billionaires have no real need of government. Republican legislators acting as shills for the billionaires have successfully demonized the role of government while at the same time infiltrating it to make it a mockery. Yes, government is so inept that we must sell off all the public holdings so our cronies can make a buck off it and we'll continue to get our kick backs. Sadly democrats have been holding the hand of republicans in this endeavor for years. There seems to be some rays of sunlight breaking through the clouds of lies and deceptions from the progressive side of the democrat party. "The proof of the pudding is in the eating". Just look at the Kansas experiment and see what all the cherished republican ideals has wrought.

May 11, 2015 at 8:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawmakers to hear about privatizing KPERS

How can anyone seriously even consider handing this over to the crooks on Wall Street. With the current system that allows CEO's to receive compensation with stock options along with stock buy backs Wall Street stock prices are skewed to increase share values and are not based on sound fundamentals. I fear a repeat of 2008 will be coming sooner than later. The whole operation to privatize is just to reward their donors so they will keep getting the kick backs to stay in office. It's really pathetic that it's even on the table.

May 4, 2015 at 8:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: History ignored

We would do just fine. Small organic farms can easily feed the planet. So called modern farming is unsustainable and will be phased out as more and more people demand organic and sustainable methods. Most of the food grown in the US is to feed livestock. We are now importing corn from Romania because people that have educated themselves no longer want the gmo corn grown in the US.

April 30, 2015 at 11:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Waning democracy

Republican or democrat, does anyone think it's a good policy that money is now considered "speech" and whoever has the most of it can purchase candidates whose policies promote their best interest, not the interest of the average citizen?

April 26, 2015 at 12:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Waning democracy

The only entity that has the power to stand up to big money is the government, the "We the People" government. May I present # 9 on Dr. Lawrence Britt's "Characteristics of Fascism" "Corporate Power is Protected - The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite." Citizen United was the second to last piece of the puzzle to morph the U.S. into a fascist state. With the upcoming TPP the puzzle will be complete when local and national laws protecting citizens is abrogated by corporate tribunals that meet in secret and answer only to themselves. Let's hope that a backlash of epic proportions finally breaks the stupid fever we have been under. It's been going on since President Reagan but was put on steroids with the election of President Obama.

April 26, 2015 at 9:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas to join states allowing concealed guns without permit

Follow the rules you cite

April 14, 2015 at 10:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas to join states allowing concealed guns without permit

Brilliant summation!

April 14, 2015 at 10:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Feel safer?

I'm sure most republicans if the truth be known think this is a very stupid idea. The problem is that republicans have nothing to offer the ordinary citizen in ways to improve their lives; the result is that they have to throw a bone to their most vocal and wacked out supporters. Having been brought up in the 50's and 60's and working in the 70's and 80's this was on no one's radar. There was no clamoring for this type of statue. This is a totally bogus and dangerous maneuver to create a diversion from the fact that Kansan republican are shills for the corporations and have no interest in what is good for everyday Kansans.

April 8, 2015 at 10:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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