She is a life-long Republican and the decision was “difficult”. Wichita school board member Connie Dietz last week told K-N-S-S News she has left the Republican Party and registered as an independent.
Dietz says she disagrees with the G-O-P on issues that include women’s health, and treatment of immigrants, senior citizens, and the disabled. She sees the party as “divided” and says “I hope they implode”.
Another life-long Republican … state senator Jean Schodorf of Wichita … also switched to independent after losing a nasty primary in August to Wichita City Council member Michael O’Donnell.
My opinion of Dietz and Schodorf: two smart, capable, hard-working, dedicated public servants. They are somehow not a good fit for today’s G-O-P?
I’ve been hearing critical rumblings from prominent Republicans for several years now. They’re concerned about the direction of the party. Has the party of Eisenhower and Dole and Reagan become intolerant of any but the most conservative? Could that be a formula for disaster?
Our thought for today is from Voltaire:
“Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.”