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Local government officials as downtown Wichita arena advocates

Kansas Attorney General Opinion 93-125 deals with "the use of public funds to promote or advocate a governing body's position on a matter which is before the electorate." In its summary, it states "However, public funds may be expended to educate and inform regarding issues to be voted on by the electorate."

Why I Like Walter E. Williams

I've never met Walter E. Williams, economics professor at George Mason University, and I don't suppose I ever will. But I think I would like him if I met him. I certainly admire his writing. In his columns he has a way of writing very plainly, where everything makes sense. These are some of his columns that I have thought important:

Socialism is Evil This article very plainly makes the case for less taxation by the state.
Socialism is evil: Part II Follow-up.

“Sports Daily” on KFH Radio, October 20, 2004

I happened to hear this radio show one day when Mayor Carlos Mayans was a guest. He was promoting the downtown arena. Bob Lutz, one of the hosts, invited opponents of the arena to contact him, and he might invite them on the show. I did, and he issued the invitation. I was a little nervous, not having much experience being on radio or television.

About Voice For Liberty in Wichita

A voice for individual liberty, limited government, and free markets in Wichita and Kansas.

I started this website in October 2004 in response to what I felt was a misunderstanding of the important issues in the November 2004 elections, especially involving the proposed downtown Wichita arena.

The debate over the arena was wide-ranging, involving factors such as its cost compared to the cost of renovating the existing Kansas Coliseum, its seating capacity, traffic and parking problems, whether it will sellout or not, who will profit from building it, whether a sales tax is better than a property tax, and other such factors. Our local government leaders and media seemed to believe whichever convenient set of facts supported their position, and almost all seemed to be endorsing the downtown arena.

I too became involved in arguing issues like these, even when I knew in my heart that the most important issues are these: How much government do we want, at the expense of how much personal liberty, and what is the proper role of government and individual? I saw very little discussion of these important issues, and most importantly, very little media coverage.

So I started this website to explore and report on issues of government, media, and individual liberty in Wichita, Sedgwick County, the State of Kansas, and, to a lesser degree, the United States.

Bob Weeks
Email to bob.weeks@gmail.com
Skype bob.weeks. AIM WichitaLiberty.
316-708-1837
Wichita, Kansas
October 28, 2004

Bob Weeks, and with his ragdoll cat Tippy

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