When I moved to Kansas two years ago, I thought I was getting away from big city crime and violence. Instead of getting away, I have moved to an area that is moving toward not allowing free speech, free thought and new ideas.
Those on the far right have in effect declared that if you do not think as they do, you must be wrong — and, worse, you must be silenced. The Kansas Board of Education waffling on teaching science with religious leaning, the Blue Valley School District continuing its battle over literature and readings in the English classes: What differentiates Kansas from Afghanistan?
What is next — should women cover their heads, faces and bodies? Parents who knowingly raise children to believe that what they think is the only way to think have done a disservice to the state and the country. We must stop the intolerance for differences. Let’s allow discourse on other points of thinking to flow freely.