Islamic State threat
This will be a modern-day history lesson.
President Barack Obama roughly two years ago referred to the Islamic State as a junior varsity team.
Well, it went pro in less than two years, with farm teams possibly in all 50 states. And that doesn’t include the little-league Islamic State wannabes.
You have to ask, What’s next? Our children and our grandchildren will be left to find out.
Brownback is right
The Star Nov. 17 editorial, “Unwarranted hysteria over refugees,” praising Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and criticizing Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on the settlement of Syrian refugees is completely misguided and harmful to the citizens of this metropolitan area. Gov. Brownback's decision is one of prudence. Gov. Nixon's decision is irresponsible.
We are in a religious war. Why do I say this? Because our enemy, Islamic extremists, have declared it so. We have no reason to doubt their words. And, it indicates what type of war will be fought by our enemy.
Some Muslims around the world, including from the U.S., are flooding into Syria and Iraq to be part of this new Islamic State, or caliphate. They then are being sent out to the rest of the world with instructions to help bring about the caliphate to the entire world.
Again, why do I state this? Because this is what the caliphate is saying. We have no reason to doubt their words. Their actions back it up.
When you are at war with fanatics, you don’t invite them to live next door. If you do, don’t be surprised when they start causing death and destruction in the neighborhood.
According to Merriam-Webster online, malfeasance is “wrongdoing or misconduct especially by a public official.”
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, the Kansas Legislature,, et al., have arranged to defund our courts if those courts do not toe the governor’s line. And they commit unlimited dollars to involve us in court battles designed to underfund the schools, restrict the medical rights of women and restrict or eliminate the voting rights of thousands of Kansans.
The governor refuses to expand Medicaid, regardless of the need of the electorate. Their entire motivation is spite for a president they do not like and contempt for the electorate.
These things are the essence of malfeasance.
Shame on them.
Despite their misdirected bleating about our being a Christian country, this is not what Jesus would do.
Actions speak louder than words, and I do not like what I hear from Topeka.
Dismiss school Nov. 3 for a Royals baseball celebration parade and rally? Great!
It may sound out of place for a former teacher to say that, but I do. Some things can’t be taught.
And pride in our Boys in Blue and our wonderful, supportive hometown are on that list.
Kansas City, Kan.
No Syrian refugees
I, and most of Missouri’s citizens, do not want any Syrian refugees. They are not able to be properly vetted, and the government cannot tell us how much it will cost or guarantee our safety.
If I gave you a bunch of grapes and told you that three of them were poisonous, would you eat any of them? Surely you know, there are good and bad, but we cannot tell the difference.
If our government brings these people here and forces them upon us and something horrific happens, it will be the fault of the government.
The Kansas City Star chooses to ignore this message (11-17, Editorial, “Unwanted hysteria over refugees”).
I support helping the refugees in their own country or another Middle Eastern country. I do not agree to support them here on our soil. We don’t have the money, and the money that would be used is coming out of workers’ paychecks.
The elected officials are sworn to protect U.S. citizens.