2014 Kansas ACTION Alerts
SUPPORT the “Community Defense Act” (CDA)
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Tell the Committee that you want constitutional “time and manner” restrictions on Sexually Oriented Businesses (i.e. distance between dancers & patrons, lighting, elimination of private booths, elimination of alcohol at SOBs, total nude ban and midnight to six a.m. closing of operations).
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SUPPORT the “Religious Freedom” HB-2453
Help legislators find a way to protect the religious freedom of Kansas’s citizens with respect to marriage. A state and a nation watch. Lead with the constitutional right of freedom of religion.
Interdict is defined as to prohibit or forbid or restrain.
I consider the government of the United States as interdicted by the Constitution from inter-meddling with religious institutions, their doctrines, discipline, or exercises. This results not only from the provision that no law shall be made respecting the establishment or free exercise of religion, but from that also which reserves to the States the powers not delegated to the United States. Certainly, no power to prescribe any religious exercise or to assume authority in any religious discipline has been delegated to the General Government. It must then rest with the States.
Thomas Jefferson (letter to Samuel Miller, 23 January 1808)Printable Contact Information
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SUPPORT the “Opt-In – Parental review of Sex Ed Materials” HB2620
Parents need to be fully informed and invited in a positive way to review sex education materials. It is a concern that highly objectionable national programs are being adopted and are not in alignment with Kansas’s values. A simple field trip requires parental approval; sex education should have equal weight if not more.
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SUPPORT THE “Materials Harmful to Minors” improvement. SB 401
The K-12 affirmative defense is apparently unique to Kansas, a second chilling barrier over protecting highly objectionable and harmful materials. The three-part 1973 SCOTUS Miller test is in the law already and allows for educational safeguards. Please strike affirmative defense and protect Kansas children.
Public entities clearly need to be accountable to the materials harmful to minor’s law.
The word, recklessly, harmonizes with the Kansas promotion of obscenity to a minor law. It is not an accidental act.
K.S.A. 21-5202 A person acts “recklessly” or is “reckless,” when such person consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that circumstances exist or that a result will follow, and such disregard constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care which a reasonable person would exercise in the situation.
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