WICHITA, Kan. - The Hays Daily News of May 29th, included a moving but sad editorial by Dr. Robert Blanks, about his beloved Kansas and the cruel injustice of coming back home after living many years in other places, only to watch a gang of thugs take over the state.
Dr. Blanks wrote: "Brownback and the extreme Republican political agenda are both insane. This governor's actions and positions are totally inappropriate for this modern day. Brownback seems to be a hateful individual who is solely politically motivated, and who appears to have no compassion for many Kansas citizens who are struggling to keep their heads above water. From what I've seen, Brownback has shown serious ignorance of economic issues."
Brownback seems eerily detached in appreciating how his policies will affect the most vulnerable in the state, but he's had plenty of assistance from legislators in the House and Senate in the effort. There has been in fact, an abundance of mean, self-righteous, ego maniacs calling the shots in the state because they understand that Kansas voters believe the poor are all liberals out to mooch off God-fearing, hard working conservatives.
Kansas voters also believe liberals are immoral which means only one thing: taxpayer funding of abortions. Off with Planned Parenthood's head! Yes, Kansas is full of people exactly like Brownback and his cronies who turn out on election day to vent their rage at people who due to illness, poverty, abuse, and old age, bilk the state out of money while they smoke their crystal meth and deny the existence of God.
Moderate conservative voters once helped to balance Kansas election cycles to offset the zealot voter but those voters are nearly extinct in the state. A continuing stream of young and mature people have left Kansas, disgusted with the Unholy Alliance of pro-life extremists, religious fanatics and Tea Party lawmakers ramming through nonsensical, unconstitutional drivel while shutting down any program that does not further their agenda. The agenda is always the same in conservative politics: deny women full autonomy over their reproductive decisions, establish the Christian religion as the rule of law, and at all costs-protect and preserve the business sector with generous subsidies and tax cuts whether the business demonstrates any great returns from the sacrifices made on their behalf by struggling taxpayers.
Why remain in a state governed under the crazy thumb of the Unholy Alliance? It's a sad day to realize Kansas has more in common with Saudi Arabia, than the state of Oregon. Both Kansas and Saudi Arabia are like a desert when it comes to critical thinking and freedom of conscience. Both are right in step with the 13th-Century when it comes to equality and liberty for women, and of course, both have an economy driven by oil to the point that the real leaders, the real power brokers, are the wealthy families controlling politics with their profits.
Brave, selfless citizens are still fighting the good fight, but after November, we will know if Kansas becomes the Great American Desert or rises triumphantly over the Unholy Alliance.