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H. Edward Flentje: Kansas GOP turned back on party history

From The Wichita Eagle

I am indeed a lifelong, card-carrying Republican, born and raised in Republican territory, rural Harper County, in the small farming community of Bluff City.

My affiliation with the GOP led to my work with Republican officeholders in Kansas, as a Cabinet officer for Govs. Bob Bennett and Mike Hayden, and as a legislative aide to former U.S. Sen. Jim Pearson. I have admired the leadership of Republicans at the national level, such as Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan and Kansas’ own Alf Landon and Bob Dole.

I have watched the current crop of Republican lawmakers in Kansas radically depart from what have been core principles of Republicans. Their actions prompt me to ask: What exactly do Kansas Republicans believe? Continue reading

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