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Pittsburg Morning Sun Editorial: Vote 'yes' to retain judges

The bright goldenrod and black signs say “Vote Yes to retain judges”. The signs are being distributed by the non-partisan group, Women For Kansas. The Cherokee County woman picking one up said to me “Everybody with children should be voting to retain them!” Its true the Kansas Supreme Court Justices have ruled time and again that we must follow our constitution and adequately fund our public schools. They have ruled in support of the education of our children.

Governor Brownback and the right wing controlled Kansas legislature do not like this. They seem to be ok with shortchanging our children. They have made several plays to try to gain control over the judicial branch of our state government. Of course the idea of separate branches of government is the cornerstone of our democracy. Some say this may be the most important thing on our ballot this year. You should be aware that there is a well funded smear campaign that will be urging you to vote against retaining four of the five State Supreme Court Justices. This is unprecedented in our history and extremists are behind it.

Read the entire letter at the Morning Sun.

Governor Brownback and the right wing controlled Kansas legislature do not like this. They seem to be ok with shortchanging our children. They have made several plays to try to gain control over the judicial branch of our state government. Of course the idea of separate branches of government is the cornerstone of our democracy. Some say this may be the most important thing on our ballot this year. You should be aware that there is a well funded smear campaign that will be urging you to vote against retaining four of the five State Supreme Court Justices. This is unprecedented in our history and extremists are behind it.