By now, those of us who live in
that Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau’s is a destructive jerk. He is
a knot-head and a far-right dogmatist that believes that government is only
there to protect the property rights of him and his friends. Sedgwick County
Ranzau, and his cronies in the commission, have made destructive cuts in public spending, such as the Zoo, Wichita Arts Council and public health.
And we can thank Davis Merritt, who's columns get carried in The Wichita Eagle, for exposing this creep.
Merritt let us know that, although Ranzau has acted as if there was a budget crisis going on in Sedgwick when confronted by local voters, he had a totally different reason for all these county cuts when he spoke, last week, to the conservative "choir" at a Wichita Pachyderm Club meeting.
“We can give you a rationale for every decision that we made, and I have to say the vast majority of them should be made regardless of whether or not we had a budget deficit.....”
“We’re trying to restore core American values to
,” he said.' Sedgwick County
He also tried to claim, once again, that the "the county … has moved so far left that we don’t even recognize core American values.”
This last statement is ridiculous. This county has NEVER gone to the left. What HAS happened is that people as Ranzau and his chums have moved far to the right and now blames all their problems on the mythical Kansas left the really never existed.
This is a great example of what can happen when a politician talks out of both sides of his mouth in two deferent places at about the same time. He gets exposed as the shyster he is.
Merritt does a good job of exposing the stupidity of Ranzau and is "property rights only" philosophy. Merritt explains that the purpose of government:
"The preamble to the U.S. Constitution does an admirable job of explaining why “the government exists,” to use Ranzau’s formulation: “in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.…”
And as we can very clearly see, Ranzau's political ideology falls WAY short of any of that. Merritt further states that voters should feel remorse for ever having put this idiot in office at all.
So thank you Davis Merritt for exposing this two-faced ass hole for the two-bit shyster he really is.
What a Fat Ass!
Pix by www.flickr.com.