High court pick
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might as well stamp his foot and refuse to eat his broccoli. As he continues to threaten to block a hearing to Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, he is speaking for many U.S. senators — all of whom have addresses and phone numbers and presumably their own minds.
Accusing President Barack Obama of politicizing this nomination is total grandstanding.
I’ve already called and emailed both Kansas U.S. senators, and I urge others to call their senators immediately and voice their opposition to this insanity.
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Not only is this personal with McConnell, it’s also unconstitutional and should be grounds for his state to recall him or Congress to censure him.
Just because McConnell doesn’t want to do his job, he shouldn’t assume that all Republican senators want to be fired in the next election along with him.
Some of us have been voicing our objections since this garbage started in Congress, specifically by McConnell, on Obama’s inauguration day.
These people work for us. We can and should vote out of office anyone who refuses to do his or her job.
Sen. Jerry Moran’s office number is 202-224-6521, and Sen. Pat Roberts’ Robert’s office number is 202-224-4774. Come on, America, eat your broccoli.
The Republican Party is fighting very hard to defeat presidential front-runner Donald Trump and his challenger, Sen. Ted Cruz (3-10, A5, “Trump tells GOP to embrace his bid as Sanders looks to build on upset”).
I hope the established members of the party fight just as hard to defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Is there a concerted effort in the Kansas Legislature to dismantle our public school system?
I can contribute to a scholarship program that will fund private elementary school vouchers for students now attending public schools.
I would receive a 100 percent tax credit for this as stated House Bill 2457. I can contribute up to $12.5 million a year of my tax obligation to Kansas to this scholarship program.
Kansas public schools are underfunded possibly to the tune of $500 million now.
These private schools are primarily under the administration of religious organizations and not subject to oversight or accreditation. I support the right of parents to choose where to send their children to school, but I do not support the use of tax credits to fund them.
I just wanted to thank Leawood city workers from my heart for assisting my elderly mother when her car battery went dead in the Price Chopper parking lot at 95th Street and Mission Road.
The firefighters who were there to replenish their kitchen saw my mom and took it upon themselves to travel to O’Reilly Auto Parts to get a new battery and install it while she stayed warm in the store.
It just warmed my heart to know there are people who, without any obligation to do so, take it upon themselves to make a super senior feel a little better about the world around her.
Thanks to Jeremy Jones and his co-workers for this generous assistance.
Donald S. Smith
The Republican presidential candidacy of Donald Trump is reminiscent of the waning days of the Roman Empire. A wealthy landed individual purchases the highest office in the world while gaining the support of the plebeian masses by entertaining them with bread and circuses.
Refugees to U.S.
U.S. officials need to stop letting refugees come in our country. They need to worry about their own people who need help. They are giving these refugees welfare and things that some U.S. citizens don’t get but need.
Another reason they need to stop letting these refugees in our country is they could be threats to our own citizens. They do not do good enough background checks on the refugees coming into our country. Not every refugee is crazed, though. Some really do want to get out of their war-torn countries and come here to try to live the American dream. But I don’t think it’s a risk we can take.