Thursday, 2/26/15, Public Square

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by | February 26, 2015 · 6:00 am

7 responses to “Thursday, 2/26/15, Public Square

  1. Let’s also remember – Eisenhower was the last Republican president to balance the budget.

    This is something Conservative Republicans and Tea Party folks need to learn.

  2. The Kochs still using the politics of fear and many people are willing to listen and be afraid, very afraid. [sigh]

    If only just a few of these people would realize where the real danger is!

    • Asher Bob White

      Perhaps it’s our busy lives to the point that we lose any balance; any reason. Eisenhower and Obama are two of our best modern president in my opinion. And I also liked Carter (for his values) and Clinton (for his intelligence). My greatest disappointment are the voters which brings me back to the beginning of my comments this morning; too busy and void of reason that results in collective stupidity. Therefore, I must, on a daily basis, contemplate and worship “the spirit of love and the truth of wisdom” to sustain me. You are all welcome to join me. I love your company.

      • I really believe a lot of these Conservative Republicans have been lulled into a false sense of security that they are on the right side of every issue because their preacher man and/or televangelist tells them they are doing God’s work – ie God’s favorites.

  3. With the ‘conservative’ war on education ramping up in many states, Kansas included, this piece is a good reminder of how important it is for every human being to be educated and to fight for this ‘right’ that is in jeopardy from those who want ignorant people so they can continue to be elected.

    (from the link): If you know your history, you know that the reason is simple: the Constitution wasn’t written as a vehicle to grant us rights. We don’t derive our rights from the constitution.

    Rather, in the minds of the Founders, human rights are inalienable—inseparable—from humans themselves. We are born with rights by simple fact of existence, as defined by John Locke and written by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” the Founders wrote.

    Humans are “endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights….” These rights are clear and obvious, the Founders repeatedly said. They belong to us from birth, as opposed to something the Constitution must hand to us, and are more ancient than any government.

    The job of the Constitution was to define a legal framework within which government and business could operate in a manner least intrusive to “We, The People,” who are the holders of the rights. In its first draft it didn’t even have a Bill of Rights, because the Framers felt it wasn’t necessary to state out loud that human rights came from something greater, larger, and older than government. They all knew this; it was simply obvious.

    Thomas Jefferson, however, foreseeing a time when the concepts fundamental to the founding of America were forgotten, strongly argued that the Constitution must contain at least a rudimentary statement of rights, laying out those main areas where government could, at the minimum, never intrude into our lives.

    Jefferson’s insistence on a bill of rights exemplifies the progressive thoughts and actions that fill our rich history, and provide a perfect example of why education is vital to our democratic republic.

    Why the right hates American history

  4. “The education of children is so morally important that it is enshrined in the Kansas Constitution.”

    Brownback’s faith and ignorance