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Enjoying Tea Parties

tea-party-2.jpgSALINA, Kan. - Last week brought the universally disliked "tax day," the deadline to file federal income taxes. But not to despair, the occasion has also been greeted in the last couple years by a new phenomenon, Tea Party rallies.

As citizens weigh their decisions on whether to attend these kind of gatherings, they will want to consider several factors.

First of all, to enjoy these events, people will need to leave their knowledge of history at home.

This movement was named "Taxed Enough Already" because its acronym allows the group to evoke the memory and emotions of the Boston Tea Party. However, looking closer, the modern movement is misnamed.

A Peak Into the Future

SALINA, Kan. - Vowing to fight voter apathy Kansas City-area attorney Chris Collibash announced his candidacy this morning for the office of Kansas Secretary of State, the state's chief elections officer.

In an announcement before a huge crowd of supporters Collibash stressed the need to take measures to increase voter turnout. "Many Americans have fought and given the ultimate sacrifice for this the most sacred right of citizens in a democracy. And as we speak and freely gather here today we have soldiers on duty in foreign lands safeguarding this right."

Professionally Collibash is an immigration lawyer. He has spent the past decade assisting immigrants, frequently individuals of modest means, with their efforts to seek legalized status and/or citizenship.

Saying that voter turnout in recent years should embarrass all Kansans he pledged to engage all citizens in a search for ways to boost the numbers of voters who regularly go to the polls.

The Politics of My Uterus

TOPEKA, Kan. - Dare I say it? Uterus. According to the Florida assembly, it's a four letter word.

Across the nation, the word (and the body part) has increasingly been made the government's business. Recently, it's the Kansas government's claim to ownership of my baby making parts that makes me livid. This year alone, our state saw it fit to introduce several abortion related bills.

WICHITA, Kan. - During the summer of 2008, two women, Lynn Stephan and Barbara Chamberlin, had a conversation in which they shared their frustrations at being liberals in a conservative world. Their conservative, right-wing friends assumed everyone was in agreement on issues that came up for discussion at social events. Stephan and Chamberlin spontaneously decided they'd "love to meet some women with like ideas," in Stephan's words.

"Let's do it," Chamberlin said. "Let's bring together who we know and see where it goes." They followed through and each of them came up with names of women who might be interested in such get-together. They then asked those women to contribute more names. Thus, the group known as The Group was born.

The list of participating women grew from forty to 225 in four months. Seventy women came to the first meeting. Those women stood up and talked, expressing ideas that they had never felt free to talk about before.

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