Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has introduced separate voter registration systems for Americans and Real Americans. It’s a plan that shows great promise for preventing the outbreak of excess democracy.
But this does not go far enough to address the illegal aliens in our midst. A recent report showed that UFO sightings are more common than voter fraud.
Surely any species that has mastered interplanetary travel can produce a credible fake identification card. We need to find these ships and track their movements.
If the federal government won’t do its job, Kansas must. Perhaps biometric screening is necessary to identify non-humans attempting to vote.
Battlestar Galactica worked this out years ago, so why can’t we? I don’t mean to dwell on the negative.
In the next election cycle, Secretary Kobach will surely announce his success in stopping voter fraud, and I will be first in line to congratulate him. Also, I understand that the polar bear threat in the Flint Hills is relatively under control.
But let’s not sleep on the UFO problem. I can’t think of a better use of our state’s scarce resources.
Lawrence Budget choice
As a taxpaying citizen of the United States, I would rather see my money going to the protection of our fighting forces with continued support of the A-10 Warthog than measuring the atmospheric conditions of Mars (11-17, A13 “Mars explorer will analyze atmosphere”). I don’t remember being given that choice.
Overland Park Performance void
Everyone should be so lucky to have the same salary and benefits that the members of the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate receive. They get an annual salary of $174,000 plus a bonus for the so-called leadership members, such as the majority speakers and other lesser hanger-ons.
The work product produced by members of the Senate and House the last several years would be a negative on a 1-10 scale. It’s amazing the voters keep sending these misfits to Washington, D.C.
The seniority system of Congress seems to assure us that term of office, not brainpower, prevails. Wake up everybody, let’s send new blood to Washington with a mandate to perform.
Edward “Gomer” Moody
Kansas City Driving safely
I advocate driving safely and wisely. No texting, no phone calls unless absolutely necessary.
If I am driving through heavy traffic, I tell the person I’ll call back later. And during bad weather? Please.
I’ll tell you later on when dinner will be ready. I’m sure everyone would appreciate it if I make it to my destination with all of my limbs intact.
Shawnee Minimum wage issue
“I think you get paid what you are worth,” some have said about minimum wage workers.
Much of the time it would be correct to say, “You are worth what you get paid,” as many employees can be observed “working down” to the minimum wage.
Higher pay would force employers to expect more work out of fewer employees. That’s not all bad, however, as it would at least move half of the employees to a living wage.
The other half would be unemployable, I suspect. What’s our solution for that?
Overland Park Capitalist system?
To the individuals who think state exchanges are very capitalistic and competitive, allow me to offer that capitalism is the free exchange of goods, services or ideas.
When a government forces a consumer into the store (state exchange) and forces a manufacturer into what it must sell then you have the exact opposite of free exchange.
It’s not anything close to true capitalism. In fact you have to be a hard-core socialist to believe that thousands of regulations and a massive bureaucracy to oversee it will result in a more efficient and less costly health care system.
Kansas City Coal power plants
Recent rules announced by the Environmental Protection Agency will essentially eliminate coal-fired power plants in the future, raising the price of energy.
This is just another tool in the bag of liberals and their elitist environmentalist backers used to make more people dependent on government, thereby ensuring their own re-election.
The more expensive energy is, the more people will look for government assistance, as if there isn’t already too much of that today. Once coal is eliminated as a power source, maybe even before, the liberals will go after natural gas.
Do you remember when liberals used to praise natural gas as clean energy?
Liberalism cannot exist without a helpless and dependent population. A simple solution for those who wish to depend on government would be for those folks to move to Cuba, North Korea or Zimbabwe, where the government will be happy to care for all your needs, leaving the country to those of us who prefer liberty as intended by our Founding Fathers.
Farley, Mo. Fast-food trash
I’d like to welcome the new Freddy’s Steakburgers restaurant to the growing fast-food/convenience store community at Interstate 435 and Roe Avenue in Overland Park. There are now four hamburger joints and a high-traffic QuikTrip at that location.
Your trash is now mingled with theirs.
As a resident of this community, I have taken it upon myself to pick up what I can around Roe Avenue, Indian Creek and Roe Park.
I realize a business can’t control what its clientele toss out of their vehicles, but in the spirit of being a good neighbor, I feel a periodic trash-gathering sweep of Roe Avenue and Roe Park by those who profit from being in our neighborhood would be well-received by the local residents.
Overland Park Unkempt appearance
Can anyone tell me what is with men these days?
It seems the trend is to not shave for days, giving them that scruffy, unkempt look.
Everyone is doing it — even men in tuxedos. Hopefully it is just fad.
Is anyone else with me on this? Sorry men, it just doesn’t look good.
Shawnee Majestic photo
The photography of Keith Myers captioned “A Royal Finale” (11-14, A4) is a work of art.
The composition and contrasts capture both the tension and majesty of the moment at the American Royal finale.
Kansas City Rescuing angel
After riding my motorcycle in the 7th Annual Parade of Heroes recently in Kansas City, Kan., a chain of events that could have proven fatal surprised me.
I had a sudden drop in my blood sugar, and before I knew it I was losing control of my bike.
I managed to stop the motorcycle and fall off it, unfortunately without putting the kickstand down.
Of course, I was extremely confused and unaware of all that was happening but I do recall seeing a woman in my face asking me whether I was a diabetic.
I then recall her putting sugar in my mouth (I found packets in my pocket later). The paramedics said my blood sugar was very low and praised her swift action.
To this “Angel in My Face,” I literally owe my life to you, whoever you are. I know the Lord sent you to my rescue.
I appreciate your actions more than I can express. Also, thank you to all others at the scene, citizens and emergency personnel alike.
And if you ever come across a person in trouble like this, remember my angel’s quick thinking and life-saving actions.