A guy at the gym said, “Trump is a true American.” So what is everyone else doing, faking it?
These people echo GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s words, “Make America great again.” What does that mean?
The world has changed; we have changed. We can not go back — no matter who is in charge. We live in a nuclear world, with threats, problems and challenges.
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We need level heads not ego-driven, inexperienced people in charge.
Voters are tired of lifetime politicians. Fine. I understand. But to go from one extreme to another is equally threatening.
Some find Trump entertaining. He should book an act and go to Vegas.
But Trump as our leader? That is chilling. He is all bravado; he’s brash and a blowhard. Those are not good qualities in a president who has to confer with leaders who may not be personable and cooperative.
I find it astonishing that Trump has been attracting such a following. It frightens me that voters have fallen for his carnival-like campaign.
I hope this fascination will end and the sideshow and tent will finally fold and his followers will wake up, realize this is a very slippery slope and won’t go there.
Hope springs eternal.
The right wing in the Missouri legislature wants to cut taxes for the wealthy (2-20, A1, “Missouri senator pushes bigger tax cut”).
Kansans are coming to Missouri to buy groceries because their food taxes are sky high compared with ours. Well, tax cuts would take care of that. There would be high taxes on food and everything else the working class needs to survive.
Schools would have to give up book and supply money to make up the deficit. All we would need then is Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback wrecking our economy like he has in Kansas.
North Kansas City
Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution says the president “shall nominate, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint ... the judges of the Supreme Court.”
All senators have taken a solemn oath to support and defend the Constitution. Yet, in a Feb. 24 story, “Republicans vow to shun any high court nominee,” The Kansas City Star reported that “Senate Republican leaders said Tuesday that there would be no confirmation hearings, no vote, not even a courtesy meeting with President Barack Obama’s nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia” on the Supreme Court.
If this happens, the Senate Republican leaders will have violated their oath by refusing to either give their “advice” or “consent” to the president on his nominee. They should be impeached.
I’ve heard commentator Mitch Holthus mention Kansas City Chiefs player James Winchester of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Former Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray is a Citizen Band Potawatomi member.
Having Native American players doesn’t nullify the abhorrent fan behavior with the tomahawk chop, the headdresses or that ridiculous song. There are hundreds of indigenous cultures, and that song doesn’t represent any of them.
I didn’t watch Chiefs home games because of that song.
I protested in 2005 at the Kansas City-Washington game. I’ve seen offensive behavior firsthand. Having Native American players doesn’t negate the big issue.
Change the offensive culture at Chiefs games.
Baldwin City, Kan.
Stand up for kids
Now is the time for Kansans to be heard loud and clear. Legislators, do not move money for children’s programs to the state general fund. Why?
Because that is where money disappears with no explanation. If Kansans care about taking care of our children, they should write, call and email state legislators and tell them to oppose moving Children Initiative Funds to the state general fund.
If you don’t know your legislators’ names, go to openstates.org and enter your home address. Tell your friends and family to do the same.
Silence means that we approve of sweeping funds away from children’s programs. Kansans should get out of comfort zone and stand up for Kansas children.