The leaders of the Leavenworth County Republican Party are unapologetic Republicans. They’re honest and forthright about what they believe. They’re respectful of Republicans. They agree with the party platform, across the board.
None of this can be said about Johnson County Republican leader Ronnie Metsker, who supports pro-abortion candidates, is a complete socialist on education and opposes parental rights with educational choices (make no mistake, our K-12 policies are the “ObamaCare of education”), Metsker voted against traditional marriage in the legislature because he thought it would help him get re-elected (he was then soundly defeated by a 26-year-old Democrat), he absolutely refuses to work with conservatives while condescendingly instructing others to get along, and he is either too afraid or too arrogant to tell others what he believes. Of course, Metsker’s father started Kansas City Youth for Christ, so that gives Metsker and his wife a pass when daily forcing Kansas City’s children to attend under-performing schools and wasting tens of millions of dollars a year on the Shawnee Mission School Board.
On November 2, if you’re a conservative in the Kansas City area, I’m going to recommend attending the victory party sponsored by the Leavenworth County Republican Party, led by John Bradford.
Location: Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanande St, Leavenworth, KS 66048.
Too many of our government policies are a result of a control-focused, profit-focused, local Chamber of Commerce-type “Christian” mindset. It’s not helping anyone, inside or outside of Christianity. From yesterday’s Rasmussen Reports: “50% of Americans Think Life Would be Better if More Lived as Christians.”
This number has dropped significantly from two years ago, when 61% thought life would be better with more Christian values. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 28% of adults disagree, while 22% are not sure if more Christian living would lead to a better quality of life. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Connect with Benjamin Hodge at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, The Kansas Progress, and LibertyLinked. Hodge is President of the State and Local Reform Group of Kansas. He served as one of seven at-large trustees at Johnson County Community College from 2005-’09, a member of the Kansas House from 2007-’08, a delegate to the Kansas Republican Party from 2009-’10, and was founder of the Overland Park Republican Party in 2011. His public policy record is recognized by Americans for Prosperity, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, the Kansas Press Association, the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government, the NRA, Kansans for Life, and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).