America is lost
Has America become the land of the special interests and home of the double standard? Let’s see:
If we lie to Congress it’s a felony, and if Congress or the president lies to us it is just politics.
If we dislike a black person we’re racists, and if black people dislike whites it’s their First Amendment right.
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If you protest President Barack Obama’s policies you’re a terrorist, but if you burn an American flag or George Bush in effigy it is your First Amendment right.
In public schools you can teach that homosexuality is OK, but you better not use the word God in the process.
You can kill an unborn child, but it is wrong to execute a mass murderer.
You can have pornography on TV or the internet, but you better not put a nativity scene in public.
We can use a human fetus for medical research, but it’s wrong to use an animal.
We take money from those who work hard for it and give it to those who don’t want to work.
We still have freedom of speech, but only if we are being politically correct.
The land of opportunity has become the land of handouts.
What has happened to the land of the free and home of the brave?
Here is a taxpayer’s response to the lack of school funding, a GOP threat to the Supreme Court and in general to the negligent behavior of the GOP Kansas legislators:
Never vote Republican again.
Republican lawmakers lie to the voters even after an election.
They are probably lawbreakers, not respectable representatives.
Vote them out. Negligence is their rule of law.
The American Legislative Exchange Council agenda is the Kansas legislators’ guide to defund, destabilize, dismantle and destroy public education.
Its actions have tremendous negative effects on every local economy, make no mistake about it.
An excellent public school system is economic growth material.
Praise for Moran
I would like to express my appreciation to Sen. Jerry Moran. He is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known.
After watching the debates of both political parties, I think I see what a circus President Barack Obama has had to work with.
The Republican slate of candidates for president was an example of the GOP behavior in our country’s capital.
To quote my mother: “Actions speak louder than words.”
The current gridlock and lack of compromise followed by the words of the debates give us a clear picture of Washington, D.C.
Karen H. Avery
While our country is in heavy debt and we have people without food or housing, why do we spend so much on the space program?
It seems to be a hobby for space enthusiasts.
As far as I’m concerned, God created the heavens and Earth. Let’s leave the heavens alone.
What have we really found? Seriously, who would want to live on Mars without radio, TV or a car or bicycle for very long?
It’s not good for our health.
Gift of Earth
As this spring season continues toward summer, in the northern reaches of our suffering planet we can observe the beauty, balance and bounty of nature, which provides the sustenance for the existence, evolution and well-being of every living creature on Earth.
In this, we might also feel the presence of a higher power that has presented mankind with nature as a gift. What we do with it determines our fate.
William H. Finnegan
How many times can we celebrate milestones in our lives? To a cancer survivor or a person newly diagnosed with cancer, each step to being cancer-free is a cause for celebration.
Sunday is National Cancer Survivors Day. At Kansas City’s Celebration of Life Rally, hundreds of people will gather from noon to 3 p.m. at the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park at 47th and Roanoke Parkway.
We invite anyone who has ever received a diagnosis of cancer to join us in celebrating survivorship.
Rally-goers will pose for free photo portraits, listen to the 5 Star Jazz Band, shop at the Hallmark Appreciation Giveaway table and visit with cancer care professionals and support organizations.
Cynthia Newsome, KSHB Action News midday anchor, will receive the 2016 Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivorship Award.
The event is free and open to all.
Join us so we can show the world that cancer is a word, not a sentence.
The R.A. Bloch
Bloch Cancer Hotline