Feb 02 2013
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Kansas Republican Assembly (KRA)
5575 S. Mosley Street Wichita, KS 67216-3631
Voice: (316) 522-8866 Fax (316) 522-8833
President Secretary Treasurer
Mark S. Gietzen Debbie Baker Troy Newman
January 14, 2013
To: Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten, City Manager Jim Colson and all members of the Topeka City Council;
Sub: Fluoridation of Topeka’s drinking water
I have been directed by a unanimous vote of the 33 members present at our last meeting held on December 10th in Wichita, to send this request to you:
The KRA hereby politely and respectfully requests that the City of Topeka temporarily stop fluoridating the drinking water during the Kansas State Legislative Session, because of the growing body of scientific evidence showing that ingested fluoride has serious side effects. These side-effects remain mostly unknown outside of Wichita, because only Wichita voters had a Fluoridation Referendum this past fall, which exposed the Wichita residents to the latest information on Fluoride.
Please note that this is not an attempt to disrespect Topeka’s right to self-determination. Rather, our only intent in making this request is to protect the health and well-being of the Senators, Representatives, staff and lobbyists from Wichita and other non-fluoridated communities in Kansas who come to Topeka during the legislative session, and who will otherwise be forced to carry their own drinking water with them.
Please note that as recently as July 25, 2012, Boston’s Harvard School of Public Health confirmed that fluoride in drinking water lowers IQ in children, see http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/features/fluoride-childrens-health-grandjean-choi.html and that adults may also be at risk. This report was challenged and revised on September 5, 2012. However, please note that the September revision was only an adjustment to “how much” fluoride lowers IQ, not if it lowers IQ. Also note that brain damage is only one of many negative side effects; every organ and tissue in the body is affected by ingested fluoride. More information is available upon request.
Please let us know at your earliest convenient time, if you will honor our request.
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The Official KRA is the ONLY Kansas affiliate of the NFRA, National Federation of Republican Assemblies, recognized by the RNC.
Feb 01 2013
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KRA Meeting Minutes; Jan 10, 2013
Debbie Baker, KRA Secretary
Tonight’s guest speaker was Jeff Blubaugh who is running in a special election for Wichita City Council District-4 to fill the position previously held by newly elected State Senator Michael O’Donnell. Michael was also present tonight. Jeff’s opponent, Joshua Blick, was unable to attend.
After Jeff’s opening statement and comments about his decision to run for the open City Council seat, KRA President, Mark Gietzen, gave a television news team that was present the first opportunity to ask questions of the candidate. However, the news team preferred to simply record questions from the KRA members present, and they were not disappointed!
The question and answer session soon turned into a lively, emotion-filled discourse between Jeff and various strong-minded KRA members who disagreed with some of Jeff’s positions, particularly in the area of TIFs (Tax Increment Financing). James Hodges, Debbie Baker and Craig Gabel each challenged Jeff’s apparent willingness to spend future tax dollars on TIFs. Craig Gabel calls TIFs “a form of charity forced upon taxpayers for the unfair benefit of a few chosen businesses.”
After hearing the fluoride update, Brian Coss made a motion for the KRA Secretary to write a tactful letter to each Topeka City Council member, Topeka’s City Manager, and Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten, asking that the fluoride valve be turned off during the legislative session to protect our legislators from potential loss of I.Q. and other negative side effects of fluoride while in Topeka. In addition to our legislators and the many others who go to Topeka during the session, Topeka residents would also benefit from the move, and the city could save a lot of money. Eric Henderson seconded the motion, and after some discussion, the 33 members present approved the motion unanimously.
In preparation for the showing of Dr. David Kennedy’s fluoride documentary at the December KRA meeting, Deborah Sanders incurred $79.27 in unexpected cell phone charges, due to the many long distance phone calls that she had made. James Hodges made a motion for the KRA to reimburse that total amount to Deborah. Dennis Benoit from Salina seconded it, and the motion passed unanimously.
Clinton Coen, a newly announced candidate for Wichita City Council District-3, introduced himself and spoke briefly about his run for the City Council. Clinton is seeking James Clendenin’s seat and will be a featured speaker, along with other candidates, at an upcoming KRA meeting.
At approximately 8:15 pm James Hodges made the motion to adjourn. At least five people seconded the motion, which passed unanimously!
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Dec 24 2012
[Reprinted from FairtaxKC.org newsletter]
Tonight on Christmas Eve and tomorrow we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. His message of eternal love and faith in the human spirit have never been timelier and surely needed looking at today's political environment.
Those of us who have had the opportunity to learn the evils of the Income Tax system and our elegant solution, the FairTax, have much to be thankful for.
It seems the socialists have gained more control over our lives and the future looks bleak for those who believe in the wisdom of our founding fathers. They were divinely inspired to write the Constitution. There are no guarantees in the Constitution only principles and methods. Our founding fathers knew that a government of the people could only be maintained by the people, to use the power of the Constitution, to keep us free.
We as a society have failed to be vigilant, to exercise our power to vote, and our power to replace government leaders who are ignoring our Constitutional rights. Yet we are also aware that our friends, families and neighbors are frightened by the direction our political leaders are taking us. There is a large mass of people looking for the solutions, looking for leaders, looking for organizations that will regain our freedoms.
The FairTax is only one of hundreds of such organizations. All of these seemingly independent organizations are trying to create a dedicated political force. I believe we are an import cog in the wheel of progress and we have an important role.I believe our role is education. We must reach more people than ever before. We must jump out of our "single issue" moniker that many people want to use to isolate us. We in fact have a unique understanding of how the Evil Income Tax system has permeated every facet of our lives. This is not just a case of filling out tax forms.
We will renew our monthly meetings at 6:30 pm on January 9th at the Ward Parkway Shopping Center, top floor. The meeting will be held at the facilities of the Career Education Systems (Wonderful FairTaxers) at 8600 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri, 64114.
We will present all new information regarding proposed legislation in Kansas, Missouri and in Washington, D.C. We will also expand our scope of information to include activities at the City of Overland Park and the Johnson County Government. It all fits together into one picture that should make everyone aware that the Socialists inroads in all levels of government are deeper than you realize.
See you there
May 21 2012
After years of seemingly fruitless efforts, the proLife movement in Kansas has finally made some newsworthy progress!
The 2011 Kansas Legislature passed four bills that contained more actual proLife legislation than was passed in all previous years of Kansas history …combined!
Even though implementation of one of the four new laws, the Clinic Licensure Bill, is held up in court right now, KCFL members are still more motivated than ever before to bring an end to most abortions in the state.
Mark Gietzen, Chairman of KCFL, describes the proLife struggle using Civil War terms. He said: “We must forge ahead with the momentum gained and continue to attack! The next logical step is Heartbeat Legislation. Now is the time!”
KCFL intends to continue doing what works…that means gearing up the petition process again. It is no secret that the KCFL petitions played a major role in the successful 2011 Kansas Legislature; dozens of lawmakers have publically acknowledged this. For example, Senator Dick Kelsey had this to say at the end of the 2011 legislative session:
Jun 24 2012
The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts voted unanimously June 22nd to revoke the medical license of Abortionist Ann Kristin Neuhaus for incompetently and improperly referring eleven women for late-term abortions at George Tiller’s now-closed Wichita abortion clinic. The action was initiated by a complaint filed in 2006 by Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue.
“If the evidence presented in Neuhaus’ case had been presented during Tiller’s criminal trial, there is no doubt that he would have been convicted of illegal late-term abortions,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. “This shows that Tiller was doing illegal abortions based on phony mental health excuses for at least seven years.”
Julie Burkhart won't be able to open an abortion mill in Wichita after all now. Word is Neuhaus was going to be her "medical" director. Can't be a medical director if you don't have a license to practice medicine. Will Burkhart, former Tiller employee and her group Trust Women pay for the $92,000 in court costs Neuhaus was ordered to pay?
The former abortion clinic where Neuhaus performed abortions, Central Womens' Services aka Wichita Family Planning at 3013 E. Central, is now the national headquarters of Operation Rescue. It is estimated 50,000 babies were aborted there in the 23 years it was open. Justice is finally served through the prayers and on site action of pro-lifers and Wichita is abortion free.
May 19 2012
Comments on the “Kansas Joint Tax Committee” action on April 26, 2012 as reported in the Topeka Capital-Journal and the Kansas City Star:
The Joint Tax Committee of the Kansas Legislature consists of only six people (three each from the Senate and the House), which is proposing a so-called “compromise” bill to become the tax law of Kansas…forever. The “nuts and bolts” of this compromise is not what the taxpayers were promised.
This is Crony Capitalism at its worst. Note that the Corporate Income Taxes remain unchanged. This will enable the largest corporations in Kansas to keep all of their tax credits, to keep getting their special favors, and thus enable enormous sums of money to be transferred to their coffers via the tax system. This action cleverly bypasses the legislative appropriation process, enabling the money to go directly to the benefit of favored corporations, camouflaged under the guise of creating jobs.