The Kansas GOP is planning a new "loyalty committee" to punish party officials who endorse or contribute to Democrats, according to an Associated Press article.
Some moderates fear that they’re the targets of the conservative-dominated state party organization.
Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh said, "It gives me pause for thought anytime someone requires a loyalty oath of anyone from any organization."
It does sound creepy. What’s next: GOP kids who squeal on their parents?
Andy Wollen, president of the moderate group Kansas Traditional Republican Majority, said the panel sounded like something from the Inquisition.
"When you hear the term loyalty committee, what runs through your mind?" he said. "Joseph McCarthy. George Orwell."
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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