It’s easy to get down hearted with all that is going on in the news. Our hearts go out to all of those affected by the mass shooting in Las Vegas and all of those in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico who are still struggling from the devastation of recent hurricanes. It’s so easy to send our “prayers” and so much harder to act for change. Coming off the heels of the Jewish High Holy days it begs the question: "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?" (Hillel, Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14).It’s time to act. And, one of the best ways to “act” is to support leaders who aren’t afraid to legislate sound public policies, even when they are unpopular (at least to well-funded outside interest groups).
A second round of postcards from Americans for [their own] Prosperity (AFP, aka Koch Brothers) have now landed in the districts of such leaders. In fact, most Kansas legislators who voted to override the Governor’s veto last session on comprehensive tax reform are receiving these mailers in their districts – and, we’re still 9 months away from the primary election!!