Letter to the editor: Dangerous ego rally

To the editor:

After sending the letter below to our senators, which prompted thank-you notes but no change, I’m more than a little freaked out. Months of “sheltering-in-place” and following directives are about to be seriously undermined:

Dear Pat and Jerry:

I’m a 70-yea-old constituent. My life, and that of my 94-year-old mother, my son with an underlying condition and the rest of my family and friends are all at increased risk with the rally that President Trump is holding in Tulsa. There is no reason, no need, to hold a rally for thousands of people, against all medical directives, other than ego. Trump is intentionally prepared to sacrifice the health and even lives of your constituents as attendees from many states drive through Kansas to get to Tulsa and then drive home. You could go down in history as having the courage to stand up to this insanity — or continue to collude by silence.

If you refuse to take a position, to speak up for us, then I, as your constituent, believe that you should attend the rally. Stay all day. Do not wear a mask. Do not respect social distancing. Wave a flag for Trump. If you do not believe anything is morally and ethically wrong with our president putting citizens at risk to feed his pathetic need for adulation, then get out there. Face down COVID. Prove your loyalty.

Don’t protect yourselves while you put us at risk. Either speak up for the well-being of all Kansans — or drink the Kool-Aid.

Susan Kraus,



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