Should Johnson County’s Question 1 pass, it would be a travesty of justice. Justice is supposed to be blind. Elected judges would be like any other politician — blind to anything that doesn’t increase their power. They would also feel beholden to whoever contributed to their election campaigns.
Apparently, Kansans for Life is behind the push to change the judiciary system, just like they want to change so many things, especially for women. Instead of Question 1, the initiative should be called “Kansans for Phill Kline as a Judge.”