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March 28, 2011

Thorns of Arizona sprout in Kansas

Some times I have read remarks about Secretary of State Kris Kobach in the Opinion section of The Kansas City Star. Many of these remarks are not flattering.

Mostly the writers leave the impression that Secretary of State Kobach went to Arizona on his own to cause trouble. In reality, he was invited to Arizona to make sure the state’s laws on immigration were in compliance with the federal laws on that subject. He did just that.

Then President Barack Obama said to an audience in Iowa, “Now, suddenly, if you don’t have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you’re going to get harassed.” The president perhaps forgot something he should have learned in law school — probable cause.

Many people in Kansas might be interested to learn the state of Kansas complies with the federal laws on immigration. Or it can also be said that our laws are like the state of Arizona’s.

Bob Faulkner
Prairie Village



...so gg...do you feel that president Obama's statement was true?


In fact it is Arizona's law that has been found unconstitutional (so far). How can conservatives love unconstitutional legislation and accuse the president of hating the Constitution? We can throw around who likes and who dislikes the Constitution, but only the xenophobe republicans are trying to rewrite its amendments.

And the Kansas legislature, in a rare display of common sense, has tabled Kobach's sister law there. I might shop at Hyvee yet.

Mark Robertson

Who writes the titles for the letters in Star Letters? This letter's heading is misleading. I always thought that "thorns" were considered bad things. I'm "sure" it's not intentional though. Thank you.

Mark Robertson

John S

Good article!
This President does NOT like our Constitution or current laws because they stand in his way. If he has his way we will all be showing "our papers" just to log onto the internet.
What a hypocrite!


...It would have helped if the president had not come forward with that silly statement in Iowa...

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