As we stand upon the brink of another General Election, here is a prayer for Kansas. This election cycle has followed a long road, perhaps too long, but, thankfully, we still have the ability to vote, freely, with only minimal requirements to do so. May it always be so in Kansas. We have seen and […]

As we stand upon the brink of another General Election, here is a prayer for Kansas.
This election cycle has followed a long road, perhaps too long, but, thankfully, we still have the ability to vote, freely, with only minimal requirements to do so. May it always be so in Kansas.
We have seen and heard the best and the worst, the truth and the half-truths, the distortions and the outright lies. May we, the voters, be able to discern the truth and reject the hyperbole. May we subsequently elect those who are honest, thoughtful, reasonable and committed to a higher purpose: making our state a better place to live for all, whether young, old, or in-between.
Whatever a candidate's ideology, philosophy, political party or independence from party, may we elect those with a willingness and ability to work together for the common good, even if this sometimes means striving to reach a compromise with the opposing side.
Whatever the fallout from this election might be, may those in power realize, before it's too late, when the brakes need to be applied before the vehicle of the state runs right off the cliff, and may those same elected officials likewise have the wisdom to know when it's time to pursue a different course.
May the principle of being a public servant truly define the work of our federal, state, and local elected officials.
May Kansans continue to aim for the stars, even through the difficulties that lie ahead, by the way we cast our ballots on Election Day.