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Daily Archives: Aug. 29, 2012
Aug. 29, 201212:48 p.m.
Former congressman Todd Tiahrt was part of a group of state GOP leaders who dressed in costumes Tuesday for the Republican National Convention. Tiahrt was Wyatt Earp while Amanda Adkins, chairwoman of the Kansas Republican Party, was Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz.” Boarding the bus to go to the convention, Tiahrt said: “I want to make sure there’s no vegetarians on this bus.”
Aug. 29, 20126:00 a.m.
With all the real threats facing this country, the official GOP platform wants to protect us from a nonexistent one: Islamic Shariah law infiltrating our courts. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach – who else? – helped persuade the Republican National Convention to adopt a platform amendment supporting a ban on foreign law. Though Kobach acknowledged that he was not aware of any court that accepted arguments based on Shariah law, he nonetheless thinks “it’s important for us to say foreign sources of law should not be used as part of common law decisions or statutory interpretations by judges in the lower state courts as well.” Kansas lawmakers nearly unanimously passed such as ban last session, despite no evidence of a threat.