Karl Peterjohn

Sedgwick County Commissioner Karl Peterjohn

WichitaLiberty.TV: Matt Kibbe of Free the People

WichitaLiberty.TV: Matt Kibbe of Free the People

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: Matt Kibbe of Free the People joins Karl Peterjohn and Bob Weeks to discuss FreeThePeople.org and our relationship with government. Mr. Kibbe's appearance was made possible by the Wichita Chapter of the Bastiat Society. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 171, broadcast November 4, 2017. Shownotes Free the People Matte Kibbe on Twitter Matt Kibbe on Facebook The Bastiat Society, Wichita Chapter
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WichitaLiberty.TV: John Fund, National Review Columnist

WichitaLiberty.TV: John Fund, National Review Columnist

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: National Review columnist John Fund joins Bob Weeks and Karl Peterjohn to discuss elections and their security. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 168, broadcast October 8, 2017. Shownotes John Fund at National Review John Fund at Fox News John Fund on Twitter By John Fund: Cleaning House: America’s Campaign for Term Limits By John Fund: Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy By John Fund: Who’s Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk By John Fund: Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department
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WichitaLiberty.TV: Century II, Again

WichitaLiberty.TV: Century II, Again

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: Karl Peterjohn and Bob Weeks continue discussing Century II, Wichita's convention and performing arts center. But first, some unfortunate economic news for Wichita. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 166, broadcast September 24, 2017. Shownotes Article: Wichita economy shrinks Book: Convention Center Follies: Politics, Power, and Public Investment in American Cities Video of Heywood Sanders, author of Convention Center Follies, speaking in Kansas City. The introduction is lengthy but worthwhile. Prof. Sanders starts speaking at the 19 minute mark. Facebook group Century II, Its Future The presentation from last week's city…
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From Pachyderm: Why I Am a Republican

From Pachyderm: Why I Am a Republican

From the Wichita Pachyderm Club: A panel presentation on the topic "Why I Am a Republican." Panelists, in order of their initial remarks, are Ben Sauceda, former Sedgwick County Commissioner Karl Peterjohn, Precinct Leader Linda Baker, and Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau. Todd Johnson is the moderator. This audio presentation was recorded on September 15, 2017.
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WichitaLiberty.TV: Century II, Its Future

WichitaLiberty.TV: Century II, Its Future

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: Community influencer John Todd joins Karl Peterjohn and Bob Weeks to discuss Century II, Wichita's convention and performing arts center. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 165, broadcast September 17, 2017. Shownotes Facebook group Century II, Its Future The presentation from Tuesday's city council workshop The Arup Advisory, Inc. report on Century II The City of Wichita's page about Century II, holding many documents Article: Wichita about to commit to more spending. Bigly. This week the Wichita City Council considers hiring a consulting firm to develop plans for a new performing…
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WichitaLiberty.TV: Radio Host Andy Hooser

WichitaLiberty.TV: Radio Host Andy Hooser

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: Radio talk show host Andy Hooser joins Karl Peterjohn to discuss developments on Andy's show along with national and state affairs, while Bob Weeks takes off a week. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 164, broadcast September 10, 2017. Shownotes The Voice for Reason radio show on Facebook Video: Andy's talk to the Wichita Pachyderm Club Mid America Ag Network
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WichitaLiberty.TV: Wichita and Kansas economies

WichitaLiberty.TV: Wichita and Kansas economies

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: Bob Weeks and Karl Peterjohn discuss issues regarding the Wichita and Kansas economies. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 163, broadcast September 3, 2017. Shownotes Wichita employment trends. While the unemployment rate in the Wichita metropolitan area has been declining, the numbers behind the decline are not encouraging. Downtown Wichita business trends. There has been much investment in Downtown Wichita, both public and private. What has been the trend in business activity during this time? Wichita downtown plan focused on elite values, incorrect assumptions. One of the themes of those planning…
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Judge Melgren defends Constitutional protections

Judge Melgren defends Constitutional protections

By Karl Peterjohn While it has become increasingly common for members of the U.S. Supreme Court to make news by public comments, particularly during their summer recess, Wichita Pachyderm Club members had the opportunity for Kansas federal district Judge Eric F. Melgren to quote from his judicial colleagues in a way of defending the Constitution's concept of the separation of powers. Judge Melgren cited various appellate court rulings, particularly as they related to the largely little known Chevron decision, that damages that constitutional protection at his July 21 speech in Wichita. Judge Melgren, a former member of this club before…
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WichitaLiberty.TV: David Schneider on Convention of States

WichitaLiberty.TV: David Schneider on Convention of States

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: David Schneider of Citizens for Self-Governance joins Bob Weeks and Karl Peterjohn to explain the Convention of States project. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 154, broadcast June 18, 2017 Shownotes Convention of States Convention of States on Facebook (1,084,689 people like this) Citizens for Self-Governance
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Kris Kobach at Wichita Pachyderm Club

Kris Kobach at Wichita Pachyderm Club

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach addressed members and guests of the Wichita Pachyderm Club on Friday June 9, 2017, the day after he announced his candidacy for Kansas Governor in 2018. Video of this event is on YouTube here. By Karl Peterjohn Kris Kobach’s gubernatorial campaign heralding conservative policy options for Kansas arrived at the Wichita Pachyderm Club luncheon June 9. Speaking to a packed house of Pachyderm Club members and guests, Kobach wasted little time in blasting the tax and spend climate at the Kansas statehouse that resulted in the largest tax hike in Kansas history, a $1.2…
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Breaking the statehouse budget deadlock

Breaking the statehouse budget deadlock

By Karl Peterjohn The budget deadlock has begun at the Kansas statehouse. The legislature cannot leave Topeka until they have approved the next biennial state budget that will begin July 1. Usually, this includes the governor’s signature on that legislation. That might not happen this year. That’s the issue. Governor Brownback is not willing to fund a multi-year, multi-billion spending bill demanded by the liberal legislative majorities in both houses. Earlier this year he vetoed a record-breaking income tax hike scheme. So far, the governor has been successful in having his vetoes sustained. The pressure is going to be applied…
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WichitaLiberty.TV Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau

WichitaLiberty.TV Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV. Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau joins Bob Weeks and Karl Peterjohn to discuss current issues in Sedgwick County government. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 150, broadcast May 7, 2017. Shownotes Richard Ranzau page at Sedgwick County Sedgwick County to consider raising debt limit. The Sedgwick County Commission will consider raising its limit on borrowing for reasons which need to be revealed, and then carefully examined. For Sedgwick County Commission, too much debate. By moving to end motions and debate, the Sedgwick County Commission isn’t effectively serving citizens and taxpayers. Tax…
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WichitaLiberty.TV: Kansas Senator Ty Masterson

WichitaLiberty.TV: Kansas Senator Ty Masterson

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: Kansas Senator Ty Masterson joins Bob Weeks and Karl Peterjohn to discuss legislative issues and politics. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 147, broadcast April 16, 2017. Shownotes Ty Masterson page at Kansas Legislature Article: Sen. Ty Masterson: Responding to partisan criticism
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WichitaLiberty.TV: Blight, guns, testimony, and KPERS

WichitaLiberty.TV: Blight, guns, testimony, and KPERS

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: Co-host Karl Peterjohn joins Bob Weeks to discuss the fight on blight and property rights, guns on campus, availability of testimony in the Kansas Legislature, and KPERS, our state’s retirement system. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 137, broadcast February 5, 2017. Shownotes Article: In Kansas, the war on blight continues Article: Availability of testimony in the Kansas Legislature Article: Again, KPERS shows why public pension reform is essential
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WichitaLiberty.TV: A new season, with co-host Karl Peterjohn

WichitaLiberty.TV: A new season, with co-host Karl Peterjohn

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: Co-host Karl Peterjohn joins Bob Weeks to discuss Karl’s service as county commissioner, the new session of the Kansas Legislature, and choosing a successor to Congressman Mike Pompeo. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 134, broadcast January 15, 2017.
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Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce on the campaign trail

Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce on the campaign trail

We want to believe that The Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce and its PAC are a force for good. Why does the PAC need to be deceptive and untruthful? In a mailing supporting David Dennis, the political arm of the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce makes this statement about Karl Peterjohn: "The current county commissioner has spent his life making money from the government sector. When not working for the government, he worked as a registered lobbyist." If we look at reality, we find that the candidate who has been a government employee for his entire adult career, according to…
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A look at a David Dennis campaign finance report

A look at a David Dennis campaign finance report

It's interesting to look at campaign finance reports. Following, a few highlights on a report from the David Dennis campaign. He's a candidate for Sedgwick County Commission in the August Republican Party primary election. The report was filed July 25, 2016, covering the period from January 1, 2016 through July 21, 2016. These reports are available online at the Sedgwick County Election Office website. Keith Stevens, $200 A longtime Democrat community activist, always on the side of higher taxes and more government spending. Suzanne F. Ahlstrand, $250 Gary & Cathy Schmitt, $100 Jon E. Rosell, $100 Charlie Chandler, Maria Chandler,…
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A David Dennis half-truth

Why would a candidate split sentences in order to create an untruthful claim about his opponent? In a Facebook post on the David Dennis campaign page, this claim is presented regarding Karl Peterjohn: "Claims to be anti-tax yet calls for RAISING sales taxes."[1. David Dennis for Sedgwick County Commission, District 3. Facebook. July 22, 2016. Available at www.facebook.com/vote4daviddennis/photos/a.885503861595816.1073741830.874272696052266/922554071224128/.] For many years Karl Peterjohn has been calling for a raise in the county sales tax, yes. That's the first part of the plan. The second part of the plan is to eliminate the county property tax. These two parts of the…
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