Politics

From Pachyderm: David Kensinger

From Pachyderm: David Kensinger

From the Wichita Pachyderm Club this week: David Kensinger, President of Kensinger and Associates. His topic was “The Early Returns of the 2020 Presidential Election." This audio presentation was recorded on August 2, 2019.
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From Pachyderm: Todd Johnson, Wichita Crime Commission

From Pachyderm: Todd Johnson, Wichita Crime Commission

From the Wichita Pachyderm Club this week: Todd Johnson, president of the Wichita Metro Crime Commission. This audio presentation was recorded on June 21, 2019. The accompanying visual presentation is available below. Shownotes Slides from Johnson's presentation: click here. Wichita Metro Crime Commission website.
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Trump’s Bush League Challenge

Trump’s Bush League Challenge

If President Trump is going to exceed his presidential standing over his predecessors, he has to overcome his Bush league challenge, writes Karl Peterjohn. Trump’s Bush League Challenge By Karl Peterjohn President Trump’s government closing battle is déjà vu all over again but not in the way the liberal media is covering it. If President Trump is going to exceed his presidential standing over his predecessors, he has to overcome his Bush league challenge. This Bush 41 challenge and comparison goes back almost 30 years ago. In 1988 George H.W. Bush repeatedly promised, "...read my lips, no new taxes." This…
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Year in Review: 2018

Year in Review: 2018

Here are highlights from Voice for Liberty for 2018. Was it a good year for the principles of individual liberty, limited government, economic freedom, and free markets in Wichita and Kansas? Also, don't miss these notable episodes of WichitaLiberty.TV in 2018: Sound money and private governance What Was Really the Matter with the Kansas Tax Plan John Todd and the fight against blight Dr. Tom G. Palmer and the causes of wealth Dr. Wolf von Laer of Students for Liberty Larry Reed, Foundation for Economic Education United States Senator Dr. Tom Coburn Russ McCullough, Ottawa University and Gwartney Institute Congressman…
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Political civility in our age of thuggery

Political civility in our age of thuggery

Following, from Karl Peterjohn, an account of why the Wichita Pachyderm Club is a valuable civic institution. The candidate mentioned in the article is Renee Duxler, running for Sedgwick County Commission District 1 (map is here). On her Facebook page she wrote "Proving once again that Democrats and Republicans can share ideas and thoughtful discussion within the same spaces ... this gal 'infiltrated' the Wichita Pachyderm Club for a great presentation by Kyle Bauer, of KFRM radio, on the history and future of agriculture here in Kansas. They were very gracious and welcoming, and I enjoyed the experience immensely. Let’s…
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Ranked-choice voting in Kansas

Ranked-choice voting in Kansas

A look at ranked-choice voting and how it might have worked in the Kansas Republican gubernatorial primary election in August 2018. Most elections in America utilize plurality voting. Wikipedia explains: "Plurality voting is an electoral system in which each voter is allowed to vote for only one candidate, and the candidate who polls the most among their counterparts (a plurality) is elected. In a system based on single-member districts, it may be called first-past-the-post (FPTP), single-choice voting, simple plurality or relative/simple majority." [1. Wikipedia. Plurality voting. Available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plurality_voting.] Consider the recent primary election for the Republican party nomination for…
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