Kris Kobach Denounces COVID Mask Mandates

As our neighbors on the Kansas site struggle with this new phase of the pandemic, the political conversation ramps up.

Accordingly . . .

A quote from Attorney General candidate, Kris Kobach

"Laura Kelly has assumed the role of state nanny, attempting to use local governments and school boards to control Kansans and restrict civil liberties. This push for mask mandates is about politics and power grabs -- not science. As your attorney general and as a former law professor for 15 years, I will stand up for Kansans' God-given freedoms and fight back against oppressive mandates whether at the state or local level."

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You decide . . .