Letter: Kansans should reclaim their power

This letter offers great advice for Kansans who care about public education in our state.

I think that those Kansans who are unhappy about legislative actions should stop complaining in private unless they are willing to take action themselves. Ours is a state with a proud history of populism. We the people are not powerless. We can speak and we can tell our leaders what we want and what we value. But there is only one way that ordinary Kansans will be heard in Topeka: through the ballot box and through personal involvement. There was a common slogan in the 1960’s that I think Kansans need to remember: “power to the people.” It is time for ordinary Kansans to speak out and to act. Only then will we really know what the “common citizen” believes.


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