Swamp not getting drained
Great Bend Tribune - Dec 1, 2020
 
Joe Biden is populating his administration with the same kind of swamp rat that has led this country down the primrose path through both republican and democratic administrations. When these geniuses use clichés like “common-sense gun laws”, “global climate change” or the term “existential threat”, hold on to your pants you’re about to be shoved down a rabbit hole with a girl named Alice.

Despite assurances from the master-elite, expect to pay higher gas and utility bills in pursuit of the religious cult of climate change. The American taxpayer will be expected to joyfully pay the health care costs of potentially millions of third-world vagabonds, not to mention flooding our schools with their children whom the Biden administration has every intention of repopulating our homeland with.
If you don’t believe me ask Biden's pick to run Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas who sold green cards to Chinese Nationals on behalf of Democratic donors and who never met an illegal alien whose welfare he didn’t place before that of an American citizen. Gregory Bontrager, Hutchinson
swamp rat
Do unto Biden as Dems did unto Trump
Great Bend Tribune - Nov 17, 2020


I have heard the White House has a deep basement, so president-elect Joe Biden should feel right at home. Unlike President Trump, who isn’t afraid of anything, Biden prefers to remain cloistered, free from the threat of a tough question – not that he should worry so long as he has the complicity of the not-so-free Press.

With the election of Biden, the American People have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory by electing a malleable chameleon, replacing the most capable, transparent president of modern history.

We should all pledge to give President Biden the same level of cooperation that the Democrats along with their media acolytes gave President Trump in the preceding four years; after all, turnabout is fair play.

Gregory Bontrager, Hutchinson

If Joe Biden and Kamala Harris win the
United States is in for a bumpy ride.

The Kansas City Star - October 14, 2020
Justice Samuel Alito
Praise for Trump
The Garden City Telegram - Nov 9, 2017 

I have never seen a president who has accomplished so much in such a short period of time and received so little credit as Donald Trump. Maybe some people have become so accustomed to failure they don't know what success looks like anymore. Gregory H. Bontrager

Biden an embarrassment
Posted - April 10, 2019

How embarrassing to watch former Vice President Joe Biden grovel at the inaptly named Biden Courage Awards in New York on March 26th. Then on Feb. 17, Biden told a European audience in Munich, Germany, that America is an embarrassment.

This is the same Biden who withdrew from the 1988 Presidential race after plagiarizing a speech by British Labor leader Neil Kinnock.


Has there ever been a creepier assortment of Democrats running for president? They can’t shed their scales fast enough to keep pace with their competitive pandering. Stop pushing faith-based fairy tales like the Green new deal and encouraging Central American migrants flooding our border.

How many more Americans will be victimized by this new crop of illegals while Democrats and corporate opportunists like the Koch brothers refuse to work with Trump? Try representing America for a change instead of pandering to the Robespierre/Cortez wing of the Democratic Party.


GREGORY BONTRAGER

Hutchinson

Not a fan of Biden’s strategy
Topeka Capital Journal - Jun 20, 2019

Democratic front runner Joe Biden seems to be following the Clinton strategy of limiting public contact. Let controlled exposure, name recognition and the illusion of moral fiber carry him to the Democratic nomination.

Blending into the weeds is a Darwinian survival skill Biden has mastered with scary proficiency. Biden’s team is attempting to project a “woke” image for an old-time politician who carries a ton of baggage.

His only remarkable feature is a willingness to jettison decades-old convictions on the turn of a dime.

From minute to minute, who is the real Joe Biden? That has yet to be determined by the demands of political expediency. Like the portrait of Dorian Gray, the Biden team knows the less of the real Joe people see the greater his odds for political survival become.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

We’re risking our civil liberties
Topeka Capital Journal – May 7, 2020

Every day some commentator tells us what we already know, that we are going to make it through this virus. My concern is will we recover our civil liberties from heavy-handed predominantly leftist governors who have used this overreaction to abuse our constitutional liberties.

When I see a mother harassed for arranging a play date for her child in Wisconsin, a man in cuffs because he dared walk in a public park or public beaches closed by California’s governor-thug who has an unnatural fondness for illegal aliens, I realize why we have a Second Amendment.

The groundwork to tyranny is being laid like it always is, in the name of the people. Ask the shop owners who are being driven out of business what tyranny looks like. Look at the statistics for states that didn’t lockdown in contrast to the ones that did and the pandemic modeling of alleged experts that proved to be so wrong.

What is taking place is a power grab by leftist authoritarians who, in my opinion, place greater value on the Chinese paradigm than that of our founders and are potentially more virulent than the virus itself.

GREGORY BONTRAGER

Hutchinson

Antifa and BLM the false equivalency the left loves to conflate
posted by Gregory Bontrager 10/3/20

Comparing white supremacist organizations with Antifa and BLM is a false equivalency the left loves to conflate.

Outside of isolated pockets, white supremacist organizations haven’t been a viable force in American political life for decades except in the rabble-rousing of race-baiters like Al Sharpton and the fear-mongering of the Democratic Party.

On the other hand, politically connected organizations like Antifa and BLM have been burning our cities and victimizing innocent citizens of all races and are capable of mustering thousands of rabble-rousers on a moment’s notice.

It is disinformation to compare largely ineffectual organizations like the KKK and the Proud Boys with BLM and Antifa and the Left knows it, they are simply trying to distract attention from their own political sympathies by drawing a false equivalency between floundering rightwing fascists compared to well-financed, well organized left-wing fascists.

Gregory Bontrager
Hutchinson KS


Step into sunshine
Hutchinson News - Jul 18, 2020

Joe Biden is nearing a half-century in Washington DC and can anyone name a single redeeming reason to make him president?

A vote for Trump is a step back into the sunshine.

Biden is an empty vessel who will say anything to garner political relevance, like the claim of being arrested in South Africa or fabricated war stories, not to mention a lifetime of plagiarism that started in his college days and extended throughout his political career. Biden has proven he will say anything.

Uncle Joe happily recites the script of his radical handlers and is barely able to maintain stamina for a news conference before speaking gibberish.

With the collapse of the objective media, approach negative reporting about President Trump with skepticism and realize that positive news is being suppressed by a national media that has become spin-central for Joe Biden and the Democratic Party.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson


Protect history, statues
Posted Jun 20, 2020

The police of my childhood would have never allowed a mob of vandals to destroy public property. They would have given an order to disperse and then moved in decisively, using the age-old concept of minimum necessary force.

The statues they deface belong to everyone, yet a minority of malcontents is allowed to obliterate our history with impunity. It is time to put a stop to this madness.

If our political leadership is too craven to defend the images of our by-gone past then it is time to dispense with them and the rabble whose feet they kiss.

Gregory Bontrager, Hutchinson

call made by mother
 
Hysterics from talking heads
The Hutchinson News - Jun 6, 2020

History has demonstrated that blue-state Democrats consistently do the wrong thing at the worst possible time. Like sending thousands of elderly citizens to their deaths in coronavirus-infected nursing homes or turning our cities over to looters, anarchists, and common street thugs. Then with the complicity of the media, they shift blame rather than accept responsibility for the destruction they are responsible for.

On the other hand; red-states with the support of Donald Trump tend to be citizen-friendly, prosperous and under control, while blue-states are in debt, with high taxation, and a declining population.

It’s too bad the Blues under the faux leadership of Joe Biden don’t spend as much time telling the truth as they do making up lies for years of catastrophic failure. The only chance the radical democrats have in 2020 is to keep Uncle Joe under wraps with a massive infusion of Saul Alinsky and George Orwell with the hysterics provided by the talking heads at CNN.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson
 

Mark and Patricia McCloskey at RNC

NEW YORK POST
Florida’s governor drafts laws that
would allow people to shoot looters

By Lee Brown November 11, 2020

PRESIDENT TRUMP
The Wichita Eagle - Oct 15, 2019

It’s amazing how the progressive left supported by CNN and their media clones have failed to bring down President Trump. Have no doubt it’s not just Trump they hate, it is everyone who voted for him. We are the primary target of their wrath. It’s Middle America facing down the coastal elite.

Does crowd size mean everything? Probably not, but it does mean something. The left quivers with envy and fear because they can’t match the size, enthusiasm or joy of a Trump rally.

No amount of deep-state shenanigans or disinformation by Adam Schiff or Nancy Pelosi will bring them the ill-gotten victory they lust after.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson


Ramping up the echo chamber
The Hutchinson News - May 17, 2019

Using an interchangeable script, the media is ramping up the hysterical anti-Trump echo chamber. Without a single accomplishment, the Democrats only hope for 2020 is blowing smoke by gaslighting the Muller report.

Watching Democrats toot their ever-morphing virtue in the temple square has become a grotesque spectacle.

On May 8 at an elite $10,000 a ticket Hollywood fundraiser, an aging Joe Biden told his audience, “Let’s take America back.” A trip back to Obamaland with Uncle Joe means a stagnant economy, exploitation by China, a weak military, low wages, high unemployment and billions in new taxes.

Hopefully, after the 2020 elections, the only thing Biden and his Hollywood cronies will be taking is a trip back to their gated communities.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

The Night That Changed Germany's Attitude To Refugees 
A vote against Kansas with open arms
Topeka Capitol-Journal - Dec 22, 2019

Gov. Kelly welcomes refugees to Kansas!

Just what Kansas needs to follow in the footsteps of Germany, France and Sweden! We need to make sure Kelly is a one-term governor and have an exit strategy for these refugees. Preferably back to where they came from or the neighborhood Gov. Kelly lives in.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Walls work
Kansas City Star - Jan 4th 2019

A physical barrier along our southern border is not an engineering or logistical challenge. Compared with the economic cost of illegal immigrantion, a wall is cost-effective.

Other than meeting a need for short-term workers in the agriculture industry, those immigrants provide little economic value and undercut American lower-class workers.

Border walls have worked for generations. Hadrian’s Wall across Britain served its purpose. Israel’s West Bank barrier and Hungary’s border barrier have proved nearly 100 percent successful.

Have no doubt that an invasion of the United States is under way by foreign nationals. Claims made by Democrats that walls don’t work are simply short-sighted political disinformation.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Parents of slain ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller
honor daughterwith moving address at RNC.
The humanitarian worker was tortured
and killed by ISIS over 18 months.
"Let me just say this: Kayla should be here,"
he continued. "If Donald Trump had
been president when Kayla was captured,
she would be here today."

Orchestrated attacks
The Hutchinson News - November 29, 2019

The Russian collusion and Ukrainian hoax were separated by a pause in order to give deep-state operatives time to orchestrate another attack on the Trump administration.

Conclusive proof of a crime is always guaranteed yet remains just beyond grasp. This is essential because no crime exists and the illusion of wrongdoing is always more powerful when left to the imagination of the target audience.

The same scoundrels who guaranteed us irrefutable proof of Trump and Russian collusion are typical of how corrosive eight years of exposure to the corrupt practices of Barack Obama and his fellow progressives have been on the Democratic Party.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson



Believing the lie
The Hutchinson News Mar 10, 2019 

Provoked by professional agitators, the Covington school students stood up to a hail of obscenity and intimidation that would have withered most adults.

With a moral compass received from a superior education, they validated the teachers and schools they represented, in contrast to the provocateurs who rushed to judgment before learning the facts.

Like the Jussie Smollett hoax, its evident many celebrities and media outlets didn’t care about the truth, as long as it supported a race-baiting narrative.

Even now many would prefer to believe the lie. The Covington students are a credit to the nation while exposing their critics for the hucksters they are.

Hate crimes exist, but many high profile cases have proven to be stunts perpetrated by fakers for political or personal gain.

Is it too much to ask that our media do their job and withhold reporting until the facts have been established? Apparently it is, because they keep reporting unsubstantiated “news” on a variety of subjects and keep getting it wrong.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Don’t believe the disinformation
Topeka Capital Journal - Jul 27, 2019

Representative Cortez and her “Squad” of malcontents should suggest to the rabble trespassing the United States if they have a problem with taxpayer-funded detention centers or the agents protecting our border they can go home. They’re not being forced to stay.

Maybe on Ms. Cortez’s home planet, things are different, but people who are abused by border guards or forced to drink toilet water don’t stick around.

Left-wing disinformation is no substitute for the fact that Democrats are responsible for the mess on the border, not the agents shouldering the burden.

Former acting ICE director Tom Homan summed it up best, 90% of illegals can’t find a way to court, but they don’t have a problem finding the welfare office.

It’s not taxpayer responsibility to fund miscreant border crashers or support their offspring. This is the looting of the American taxpayer with the full support of the Democratic Party.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson
air head
Ocasio- Cortez, climate change is hard to understand
The Hutchinson News - Feb 7, 2019

According to the new darling of the left freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the earth only has 12 years to go before we are doomed. It’s best not to ask Ms. Cortez too many questions about the things she knows; you’re likely to bump into a shallow reef.

According to Cortez, climate change is like fighting World War II. Is invading House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s congressional office to protest climate change really the same as storming the beaches of Normandy?

Cortez is a perfect example of the fluff who graduates from indoctrination centers like Boston University. From border security to health care she is incapable of providing anything other than a debunked cliché. Representative Cortez makes an ideal spokesperson for her fellow uninformed comrades on the left - Viva La Venezuela.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

TIME FOR THE INSURRECTION ACT
The Wichita Eagle - June 2, 2019

With the ideological gridlock consuming the legislative and judicial branches of government and their de facto collaboration in the invasion of the United States from Central America, it may be time to invoke the “Insurrection Act” of 1807 to secure the border and begin removal of the invaders from our country.

The act was used in 1992 by President George H.W. Bush to quell the Los Angeles riots and by President Eisenhower in 1957 to enforce school desegregation. Even critics of the “Insurrection Act” concede that under current circumstances precedent falls within the lawful scope of the president’s authority.

It’s time to protect the American people as the mechanisms of orderly government break down under the weight of organized criminal activity along our southern border.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

TRANSGENDER ATHLETES
The Wichita Eagle - March 3, 2019

It is wrong for men who self-identify as women to compete in women’s athletics. No matter how they feel, they are physically men and political correctness will not change that fact.

It’s heartbreaking to see reports of women who have striven in athletics pushed aside for a false concept and then criticized if they complain.

No matter how you feel, you should compete with the gender you were born into and then resume your private life as you choose. Subjecting women athletes to compete against biological men is unfair and if permitted to continue may ultimately destroy women’s athletics.

Transgender wishful thinking will never change biology or the facts of life.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Soleimani met well-deserved fate
The Hutchinson News - Jan 26, 2020

Early death is rarely bestowed on its most deserving subjects. Like the Carr brothers who have been shielded on death row by the Kansas Supreme Court for years.

Once in awhile fate bestows the brass ring of mechanized death on a deserving subject like Qasem Soleimani the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force.

With the life and limb of hundreds of American soldiers and thousands of other human beings lost, Soleimani met his end confidently on a dark highway near Bagdad.

Thanks to the determination of President Trump to protect Americans and a well-placed Hellfire missile He was reduced to the same fate he had sentenced many others, too, remains burned beyond visual recognition. Soleimani reaped what he had sown and the world is a better place!

Let’s hope we never become second best at the use of this technology or have leaders who hesitate to use this powerful tool decisively against our enemies!

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

NO CHOICE
Kansas City Star - Mar 04, 2020 

Only in our new political reality could someone like Sen. Bernie Sanders be taken seriously. If his ideas were new, it might be different, but they are as moribund as the former Soviet Union.

In the world of Sanders, we can look forward to energy dependence in pursuit of a pipe dream, health care rationing and the rise of an arrogant political minority that fancies itself the voice of the people.

Sanders praises Fidel Castro for an indoctrination literacy program, yet dismisses the vast accomplishments of President Donald Trump.

How times in America have changed that a crank like Sanders could rise to the top of the Democratic Party. This socialist fraud has been tried and failed before with the same decline into poverty and ideological duplicity.

We wouldn’t be given a choice with Sanders and his radical supporters. The outcome would be to force us into their program whether we like it or not.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

De-evolution of western Europe
The Hutchinson News - Dec 31, 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the second biggest mistake Germany has made since the fall of the Weimar Republic.

Like Barack Obama, she is a virulent globalist, and has a religious belief in “man-made climate change.” This belief has caused the average German household to pay three times more in energy costs.

Merkel has led Germany from ethnic cohesion into a blood-soaked reign of terror by flooding the country with unassimilable migrants.

Like the United States, this open immigration is at the expense of the working class, who are supposed to shut up and pay the bill. Their plight is of little interest to Merkel or her ilk – if you don’t like it get out.

Police armed with sub-machine guns must patrol once safe streets and concrete barricades are needed for fear of being run-down by suicide martyrs.

As the body count rises, Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May have opened the floodgate to culturally disaffected human beings, resulting in the de-evolution of western European society.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Are we really supposed to feel sorry for them?
Topeka Capital Journal - Jun 22, 2018

We waste to much time and money pandering to gate crashers along our Southern border.

These poor unfortunate lawbreakers have been prepped by human traffickers to game the system and use their own children (or someone else’s) as pawns hoping for a free pass.

When these freeloaders lose custody of their children are we really supposed to feel sorry for them?

If your first act entering the United States is one of lawlessness and you have no hesitation using innocent children as an accomplice, should you have custody of these children to begin with - are you the kind of people we what as future citizens?

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Cultural diversity doesn’t make us stronger, better
Salina Journal - January 07, 2018

The notion that cultural diversity necessarily makes us stronger or better is simply not true. In general, the more homogeneous a society, the better things tend to work.

Like socialism, cultural diversity is a talking point of the progressive left. If you want proof, take a look at what this failed concept has done to western Europe.

By contrast, Japan and eastern Europe have taken the best of western culture and discarded the liberal baggage to produced more stable, citizen-friendly societies

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

No to elites
Kansas City Star - January 05, 2018

As citizens we must never allow our judgment to become subordinate to people just because they have a Ph.D. or “your honor” attached to their names. These elitists have given us open borders, forced busing, the Paris climate accord, gun control and partial-birth abortion.

Somewhere along the way, they have surrendered reality for a virtual world ruled by intellectual duplicity and an absolute faith in their own supremacy.

The price we will pay for blindly following these people is the loss of our souls the way they have lost their own.

Resistance to this cabal is a necessity if we are to maintain our sovereignty as a free and independent people.

All you need to do is look around the world and see that if we surrender to these so-called elite we will become as morally bankrupt as they are.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Arguments against wall are wrong
Topeka Capital Journal - Dec 31, 2018

A physical barrier along our Southern border is neither an engineering or logistical challenge. Claims that walls don’t work or too expensive is biased political disinformation.

According to USA Today “There has been an explosion in building border walls since World War II” from 7 to 77 in 2018.

Israeli, Hungarian and United States border barriers have proven to be nearly 100 percent effective.

Compared to the economic drain of illegal immigrants and the economic threat they pose to low-wage American workers, a wall would be cost-effective protection.

Other than a need for short-term seasonal workers, Mexican and Central American migrants provide little economic value to the United States.

Encouraged openly by Democrats and secretly by corporate Republicans, an activist-fueled invasion of the United States is underway, for what these two odd ends consider to be in their own political and economic self-interest.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

U.S. shouldn't allow immagrants
Topeka Capital Journal - Nov 27, 2018

We’ve seen this poor migrant act play out before in Europe.
According to the media, these migrants are poor hapless woman and children seeking a better life.

The reality is 80 to 90 percent are young fighting age men who tactically stage woman and children at the front of the column to bear the brunt of the tear-gas.

As with the European experience, most of them will become wards of the state either dependent on welfare or in prison.

If you want your schools and neighborhoods turned into crime-ridden sewers, by all means, let them in.

Never fear because even if you don’t an Activist court will force you into submission.

Resistance is futile in the Globalist order; you will be assimilated while the morally superior remain comfortably secure in gated communities protected by guards who carry guns, protecting them from the same third-world trash that we are supposed to joyfully rub elbows with.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

American people deserve better
The Wichita Eagle - Nov 11, 2018

If CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s intent was honest or at least he had a constructive purpose to his antics things might be different.

But Mr. Acosta’s intent is to create a hostile environment and to be as disruptive as possible so he can make a headline.

He does this at the expense of the American people and the other reporters who have legitimate questions to ask.

It's not just President Trump that Acosta is disrespecting but the millions of American citizens who love and voted for President Trump.

I want to hear what the president has to say, not the polemics of a disgruntled CNN windbag like Jim Acosta.

If Acosta or the other reporters in the press room can’t control the urge to make spectacles of themselves then they should be barred from the privilege of the press room.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Clinton contemptuous to Americans
The Wichita Eagle - March 18, 2018 

As much as we try to move beyond Hillary Clinton, she just won't let us.

With every excuse she makes for her unthinkable defeat at the hands of Donald Trump, she shows the depth of her contempt for the American people.

Like the Hollywood elite and tenured faculty who adore her, she can't fathom that the common folk don't recognize their superiority to the rest of us.

Clinton exudes every derogatory clich'a of contempt the left has to offer for America.

Like a chameleon, the new breed of Democrat is learning from Clintons mistakes. They masquerade behind the values of Middle America while fitting comfortably in sheeps clothing waiting to reveal their true nature until they have consolidated power.

Whether by altering the demographics of the voter base with illegal immigrants, or the creation of a welfare dependent population, the suppression of any political thought other than their own is the ultimate objective.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

One party engages in bullying
Topeka Capital Journal - Oct 21, 2018 

If you want to look into a dark pit, a place where truth fears to tread you need to go no further then the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.

This is the party of swamp creatures like Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters, a place where anything goes in the pursuit of absolute power. Character assassination, ambush tactics and intimidation have become a substitute for rational political debate.

With more resemblance to “brownshirts” the youth-wing of these Soros-funded basement dwellers resort to the stalking and bullying of anyone who stands in their way and then pretend they are engaging in “freedom of speech.”

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Border security
The Kansan - May 2, 2018

I suggest if we want a successful barrier erected along our Southern border with Mexico that we consider subcontracting with Hungary or Israel.

Both of these countries have proven they know how to stop aggressive migrants from entering their sovereign territory. The days of dealing with invasion-migration tactics by massed foreigners must come to an end.

The use of tear gas, pepper spray or water cannon may be an unpleasant necessity when dealing with virulent border crashers. But the lesson will be learned very quickly.

The U.S. has learned the hard way we cannot be the world’s policeman.
We must also learn that we cannot be the repository for every person or group of people who have a real or imagined reason for fleeing their country of origin.

Perhaps these people should learn they must stand and fight for their own homes instead of shamelessly sneaking or crashing across our border.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson
Muslim migrants just don’t behave like our Mennonites
Salina Journal - June 11, 2018

If Muslim migrants behaved like Mennonites no one would have a problem with them. In fact, they would probably be sought-after.

The problem is they don’t. They reflect the rigid intolerance of the societies they come from. They have little regard for human life, including their own.

Never has such a religious culture believed itself to be so superior yet demonstrated the misogynistic brutishness of a third-world street gang.

The question Western societies must ask themselves: Is Muslim immigration worth the debasement of their own women and children in order to placate a subset of human beings whose ultimate objective is the destruction of every social vestige of the host country?

We also must remember that these people fled lands of competing tyrants and they were the losers.

Like most barbarians, they don’t seek to change their ways, but to ply their brutality on those they consider weaker than themselves.

Is victimhood at the hands of cultural thugs the legacy you wish to leave your children?

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

The grip of evil
The Kansan - Feb 16, 2018

The World is in the grip of evil, and like most evil, it passes itself off as the representative of good.

These angels of light tell us that we are supposed to accept those who have committed a crime by entering our country illegally.

That they commit less crime and pay more than their fair share when exactly the opposite is true.

We are supposed to happily hand over our money, schools, and neighborhoods and if we object we are intolerant racists. After all, we are a nation of immigrants, aren't we?

It is time to put aside this childish rhetoric and the people who spew it.

The only thing that matters is what is in the interest of the United States and its citizens, not foreigners who disrespect our nation by willfully breaking our laws by remaining in our country.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

 
Nefarious infiltration
The Hutchinson News - Aug 9, 2018

Thoughts on China
The Kansan - Aug 16, 2018

Like a serpent in the darkness, Red China has been spreading its tentacles throughout Central and South America with the sole purpose of undercutting U.S. interests.

Even more nefarious is the Chinese infiltration of our universities, where their students are used as intelligence agents to steal our most vital military and economic technology.

A stranglehold of Chinese cash and large student enrollment has created an environment of bullying were direct and implied pressure from mainland China has created an environment of “keep the Chinese happy,” no matter what the cost.

As usual, the highest administrative levels of our universities have caved to Chinese pressure.

It may be necessary to limit the number of Chinese students permitted to attend our schools in order to protect our most valuable technology from the pervasive threat Chinese intelligence gathering pose to the security of the American people.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson
Stealing technology
Topeka Capital Journal -September 4, 2011

While the United States slumbers, an insidious assault is being perpetrated against our nation by the People's Republic of China. As reported by Peter Brookes of the Heritage Foundation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkFaiPQ-sJE), the United States has become a virtual supermarket of unabated theft of military and commercial technology.

With our preoccupation with the war on terror, this looming superpower - more powerful and deadly than the former Soviet Union - is aggressively seeking to supplant the United States as the preeminent military and economic power on the globe.

Following a policy of appeasement, the Obama administration has abysmally failed to protect the American people from the Chinese. Why design for yourself when you can steal the best. And steal they do, from nuclear warheads to toaster ovens. According to Brooks, the PRC has 3,500 front companies in the U.S. whose sole purpose is the theft of our technology.

While Red China plays military and economic hardball, the Obama administration remains oblivious, exposing America to what may be the greatest threat to our national survival in modern history.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson


This is a friend?
Topeka Capital Journal - April 28, 2011

Potential presidential candidate Donald Trump has finally had the nerve to use the C word, you know, that 800-pound gorilla in the room that everyone seems to ignore. China steals our technology with impunity and has implanted malware in our power grid.

The Chinese have a specially designed ballistic missile just waiting to take out our carrier battle groups. They manipulate their currency to take unfair advantage of us, and we owe them tons of money. But I guess we don't have anything to worry about do we? They are our friends, right?.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Healthcare transparency needed
The Hutchinson News - May 17, 2018

There needs to be more transparency for patients when dealing with healthcare providers and hospitals in Kansas.

Before a procedure is performed, an estimate of procedure cost and insurance write-offs should be mandatory so the consumer can do competitive shopping for the lowest price.

The more ignorant the healthcare consumer is, the more profitable they are for the healthcare provider. Shopping for health care across state line should be allowed.

When other types of insurance were permitted to cross state lines, we saw an immediate drop in costs. Why should health insurance companies be permitted to hide behind state lines shielded from the competitive market place?

Gregory H. Bontrager
Hutchinson

Political witch hunts are afoot
The Hutchinson News - Monday, June 5, 2017

When special counsel (former FBI director) Robert Mueller finds that Trump did nothing wrong, how long will it take before the Maxine Waters wing of the Democratic Party accuse Mueller of being a tool of Vladimir Putin too?

The nation is objectively better off from Trump’s first day in office, unless you listen to the media, who have parsed the words of “unnamed sources” to create the illusion of wrong doing.

Is this what the Salem witch trials looked like in the 17th century? Maybe we should reinstate “spectral evidence,” because without it, Democrats haven’t got a shred of proof that Trump did anything illegal.

When this witch hunt is over, the only thing that will be evident is a concerted disinformation campaign against Trump by the mainstream media and the left-wing of the Democratic Party.

Another media manufactured crisis will be looming as soon as this one ends.

GREGORY H. BONTRAGER

Women Living In Fear In Sweden by Katie Hopkins,
This is the reality
of multiculturalism is Sweden.
Islam is not peaceful
The Kansan - Nov 15, 2017

Islam has demonstrated that it is not a religion of peace or tolerance. While most religions of the world have matured large segments of Islam have receded into a barbaric dark age where any crime, from mass murder to pedophilia can be justified by yelling the phrase Allahu akbar.

Coexistence is a cover for the ultimate subjugation of other cultures whose only choice will be to convert or be driven to extinction. Assimilation has never been an objective of Islam.

Not all Muslims are the same, but a substantial segment of the Muslim population are jihadist or jihadi sympathizers which means a small number of these zealots are capable of disrupting the entire fabric of western civilization.

Are we going to stand up for our values or are we going to surrender to a culture of religious zealots who consider the murder of infidels to be a free ticket to heaven?

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

REAL CRIME: The Elin Krantz Case (NSFW)
The downfall of Sweden
The Hutchinson News - Feb 6, 2017

A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away there was a beautiful land filled with beautiful people. These people shone like the Sun and were at peace with mankind. From the midst of this magnificent people a sinister group who called themselves "Progressives" rose to power.

With lies that were twisted to sound like the truth, these Progressives opened the gates to the peaceful kingdom so that predators could roam freely among the lambs.

Women and children could no longer walk hand-in-hand down once-safe streets, and darkness fell over a place that had been full of the Sun. This once-peaceful land, which was betrayed by the Progressives, is called Sweden, and thanks to them, it is now the rape capital of Europe.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Multiculturalism and Crime
The Kansan - Sep 19, 2017

From chaos comes order, except if you live in England, Germany, France or a host of other Western European countries who have fallen victim to the progressive myth that by populating your country with semi-civilized refugees with whom you have nothing in common is a good idea.

This utopian fallacy has driven peaceful Europe to the brink of chaos. Like most progressive disinformation, multiculturalism is a product of self-hating indoctrination based on a variation of white guilt.

Poland, Hungary, Romania, and other Eastern bloc countries like most Muslim countries have restricted the influx of predominantly Muslim refugees. The result being healthy ethnic cohesion and centuries-old cultural stability, minus the terrorism and high crime rates fostered by the virulent multiculturalism of Western Europe.

The sad fact is that mass immigration over the past several decades has led to social and economic disintegration of the host countries as it has for states like California.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Be careful what you ask for
GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - Oct 25, 2017

Democrats may get what they don’t want, a real investigation into the Russian conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of the previous administration. To be fair there may be more smoke then fire, but the preponderance of that uranium tainted smoke is dense and the thousands of Russian dollars that flowed to the Clintons in one form or another is real.

High profile Democratic pundits have begun to back away from the Trump/Russian election interference angle as the investigation by special counsel Mueller appears to be winding down with only one or two minnows on the hook for unrelated matters. As all sane people knew Trump was right, fake news.

Fasten your seat-belts Democrats it may be a bumpy night as the investigation deepens into the sordid connection between Hillary Clinton and the malignant incompetence of the Obama administration visa vie our arch enemy Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.

Gregory H. Bontrager

Hutchinson

Trump on our side
The Wichita Eagle - Mar 10, 2017

If you like welfare, food stamps or unchecked borders, Obama is the man for you. But if you work for a living or own your own business, Trump is on your side. Despite media hype, the age of the working man has arrived, as personified by Trump. No more apologies will be accepted from America-hating elitists and the clueless children they foster on college campuses.

The American worker will no longer be held hostage to insane regulations by runaway bureaucracies such as the Environmental Protection Agency or rogue tax collectors in the IRS who have been weaponized by Democrats to suppress political opposition.
The Democratic Party cares more about the rights of illegal aliens than your children being able to walk safely down the streets of their own neighborhoods.

Whether they sit on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals or the city councils of sanctuary cities, it is time to push aside these apostate Americans and take our country back

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

No more freeloaders in our midst
Topeka Capital Journal - January 2, 2017

We need to develop a way to expedite the deportation of large numbers of foreign nationals who are illegally entering or maintaining residence in the U.S. The American taxpayer should not be expected to foot the bill for people who have no moral or legal right to be here.

Sanctuary cities that defy the will of the American people should be dealt with swiftly and, if need be, aggressively. The anchor baby loophole is being ruthlessly exploited by foreign nationals and no longer serves the purpose for which it was originally intended. This antiquated provision in the law needs to be eliminated.

We need to be selective in the people we grant citizenship to. They must reflect our religious, moral and constitutional values. If they don't, they have no business being granted citizenship. We are not citizens of the world, but of the United States of America. Our obligation is to our own welfare first, not the rest of the world. The days of accepting freeloaders into our midst must come to an end.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Rampant Voter Fraud
Voter ID is necessary
Topeka Capital Journal - June 24, 2017

Photo identification is a ubiquitous part of modern life. The thought that you have to produce a valid ID when you cash a check is acceptable, but somehow sinister to cast a vote is absurd. Why would any honest person think otherwise?

Perhaps it's because certain groups believe they benefit from votes that may not be legitimate.

The U.S. has traditionally been caught flat footed when dealing with its own vulnerabilities. Our voting process is antiquated and susceptible to fraud. Photo identification is a necessary step in maintaining the integrity of the democratic process.

There is selective outrage over alleged Russian interference in our elections, but none over undocumented immigrants who routinely cast votes in our elections.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Accept responsibility
The Hutchinson News - Aug 5, 2017

Everyone knows when you deal with criminals you are placing yourself in a high-risk category. At what point when you are being packed into the back of a trailer with a hundred other people do the alarm bells start to ring?

The people who paid for a space in the back of that truck knew they were committing a crime and chose to do it anyway. These” illegal aliens” made a calculated decision to violate U.S. Law and unfortunately some paid the ultimate price for that decision. Now the rest of America is supposed to engage in moralistic self-recrimination because of the willful behavior of these unfortunate people.

s it too much to expect that people who knowingly break the law accept some of the responsibility for their own actions. After all, they made themselves vulnerable by placing their fate in the hands of human traffickers.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

No standing down
The Wichita Eagle
| Sep 7, 2017

Every time a police officer fails to protect a peaceful protester from the mob or stands idly by and watches public property being vandalized it becomes a greater threat to the constitution then the mob itself.

Around the world, U.S. soldiers have fought heroically against evil only to be betrayed at home by cowardly civil authorities who wither in the face of organized violence by groups like Antifa.

When the Berkley, Calif., police fail to protect peaceful protesters from “10-on-1” violence, I wonder what master they serve — because it is not the Constitution of the United States.

These civil servants dishonor the men and woman who have paid the ultimate price by their failure to safeguard constitutionally protected speech.

Have we become a third-world country that passively allows masked thugs to rule the streets of our cities and strike at the core values of our democracy?


GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinosn

Rejecting the radicals of the left
The Kansan - Aug 15, 2017 

When the progressives of the Democratic party sound the charge they discovered they are on the political battlefield alone.

The proletariat is not interested in trans-gender bathrooms or safe spaces for pampered children. They what immigration reform and an end to sanctuary cities.

The motto of the working class is America for Americans, not illegal aliens. Multiculturalism has proven to be a disaster everywhere it has spread.

The radicals of the “left” who couldn’t get elected dog catcher have infiltrated the higher education system and have more in common with the fascist of the 1930′s then the founders of our constitution.

America has rejected them and their anti-American platitudes. They can’t give there sugar coated poison away, so they have turned to deception and violence as a substitute for being rejected by the American voter.

GREGORY BONTRAGER


NRA helps uphold rights
The Hutchinson News - Dec 17, 2017

The NRA is probably the most effective civil rights organization the United States has ever produced.

They have done more to defend the constitutional rights of the average American than any other organization.

It is always difficult to prove a negative, so we will never know for sure how many Americans are alive because they have successfully defended themselves or loved ones because of the efforts of the NRA.

We do know that anyone who truly wants a gun for evil purposes will get one and that a gun in the hands of a citizen can bring the evil actions of another to an end very quickly.

If only a teacher, concert-goer or innocent bystander had been armed, how many people would be alive today? We will never know the answer to that question, but a solid case can be made that more guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens is a proactive deterrent and immediate resolution to gun violence.

In a violent world, laws that depend on the compliance of the individual will never provide the social stability of an armed citizen.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Cherry-picked judges disrupt executive power
The Hutchinson News - May 1, 2017

U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick has illegally blocked President Trump from withholding federal money from sanctuary cities. These cities are in open violation of U.S. law.

By blocking Trump's order, Judge Orrick has made himself a willing participant in the criminal activity of these sanctuary cities. Orrick is an Obama appointee who reportedly raised $200,000 and donated $30,000 of his own money to former president Obama.

The fact that cherry-picked judges like Orrick can be used to disrupt the lawful exercise of executive power is an act of lawlessness that must not be tolerated.

Politicized judges like Orrick know that their decisions will be overturned by a higher court, which means he is willfully engaging in ideological obstructionism. Not exactly ethical behavior for a jurist who is sworn to protect the constitution.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Obama holdovers are undermining the presidency of Donald Trump
The Hutchinson News - Mar 10, 2017

The media hounding President Donald Trump are the same ideological malcontents who gave Barrack Obama a pass for eight wasted years of American history.

If you like welfare, food stamps or unchecked borders, Obama was your man, but if you work for a living or own a business, President Trump is on your side.

The working class finally has a friend in the White House. The American worker will no longer be the target of runaway bureaucracies like the Environmental Protection Agency or rogue tax collectors in the IRS who were weaponized by Democrats to suppress political opposition.

Whether they sit on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, city councils of sanctuary cities or the Hollywood elite, it is time to reject this neo-fascist sect that has seized control of the Democratic Party.


This new breed of Democrat follows a path of violent intolerance toward others and unlimited ambition for power, no matter how unethical the end result may be. The Democratic Party of today would be rejected by liberal icons like John F. Kennedy.

It is clear that a fifth column of Obama holdovers has embedded itself in the bureaucracy of the United States government and is illegally working to subvert the will of the American people and undermine the presidency of Trump.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Liberal nations letting citizens become terror prey
The Hutchinson News - March 28, 2016

The European continent has been thrown into chaos by hordes of uninvited Muslim immigrants who are disproportionately comprised of young men who have abandoned their own women and children to seek safety for themselves. They show contempt for the indigenous population and have a psychopathic sense of self-entitlement.

Everywhere these so-called immigrants have been permitted to nest, crime rates have skyrocketed and civil chaos has followed. In countries like Sweden, Germany and France, women and children can no longer walk down once-safe streets for fear of being accosted by these violent sociopaths. Peaceful neighborhoods have become hunting grounds for gangs of predatory refugees.

Instead of protecting their citizens from these barbarians, the liberal governments of Europe and the United States are allowing the brutalization of their own populations at the politically correct altar of multiculturalism. In the masochistic liberal mindset,
the defense of your own citizens from predation by foreign invaders has become an act of intolerance.

Can anyone answer the question why other Muslim countries refuse to accept these refugees who share their own faith? Take a look at Europe and the answer becomes obvious.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinosn

Don’t like it here? You can leave
The Hutchinson News - Sep 7, 2016

The “old white men” that created the United States and Europe must have done something right because minority groups from around the world risk their lives to get to the country’s they created.

I haven’t seen any Mexicans or Syrians storming the beaches of Cuba or China. If “Black Lives Matter” thinks the United States is so bad, try the paradise of Mozambique or Angola and see how that works out for you.

European people have done more than any other group to bring equality, prosperity and stability to the turbulent world of humanity. That is why the world wants to be in the countries that they created.

Anytime you think you have it so bad, remember you are always free to find someplace better.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

The Zebra Murders
A Legacy Retrospective from Penthouse Magazine
by Clark Howard

https://penthousemagazine.com/legacy/zebra-murders/2/


Protect U.S. citizens
The Hutchinson News - Aug 11, 2015

The first time I became aware of the devastating effects of criminal activity perpetrated against American citizens by illegal aliens came shortly after I graduated from the Emergency Medical Technician program at Wichita State University.

I was working as a volunteer with the Sedgwick County EMS reserve when the unit I was stationed with responded to a multi-car accident. When we arrived at the scene several automobiles where overturned and the smell of gasoline permeated the air.

Wichita fire department personnel worked skillfully to stabilize the scene and extract an elderly couple who had been pinned in their vehicle. I participated in CPR on one of the victims but unfortunately both citizens died as a result of the injury's they sustained.

I found out later the accident was caused by an illegal alien who had stolen a car and then attempted to evade the police in a high speed chase.


I never learned the fate of the perpetrator of this crime but I often wonder how many times a day innocent Americans are victimized at the hands of illegals who have no right to be in the United States.

I wish our president and supporters of the sanctuary city concept cared as much about the lives of innocent Americans as they do increasing their voter base.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Clinton shouldn't be next president
Topeka Capital Journal | Apr 4, 2015 

The stars of the Democratic Party shine so bright don't they? After eight years of the Obama administrations transparency, are we ready for more shenanigans from the Clinton clan? With single-minded determination, Hillary Clinton engages in questionable conduct then takes cover behind an ever-so-willing mainstream media.

The only thing predictable about Clinton are the fables she concocts to cover the ridiculously avoidable behavior she engages in. Like the perfectly innocent taking of money from foreign governments and all those emails she deleted from her personal server. We are obligated to take Clinton's word that everything she does is just rosy.

After all, the Clintons have never done anything questionable have they?

Lanny Davis and James Carville bristle with indignation at the thought that anyone would question the veracity of the anointed heir apparent to the White House.

Sinister right-wing forces must be hard at work forcing Clinton to do all those dumb things. Yes that's Just what we need, a few more years of sneaky duplicitous behavior from the president of the United States.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Clinton running incognito campaign
Topeka Capital Journal | May 26, 2015  

This is the first time I have seen a presidential candidate run a campaign incognito, from behind a pair of sunglasses and appearing in carefully staged media events. Hillary Clinton acts more like she's being profiled on America's Most Wanted than running for president of the United States.

A candidate usually wants as much media exposure as possible. But in Clinton's case, the more you see the less appealing she becomes. Instead of speaking directly to the people, she dispatches such acolytes as John Podesta and Lanny Davis to convince the proletariat she is as pure as the driven snow.

Clinton has calculated she has the Democratic Party's nomination wrapped up, so why upset the applecart answering questions about influence pedaling, big money deals with foreign governments and deleted emails.

Sen. Rand Paul summed it up best: Hillary needs two planes, one for herself and another for all that baggage.

If you want to see the way a Clinton presidency will operate, look at the way she is running her campaign and then draw your own conclusions. Is this a snapshot of a Clinton presidency?

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Hillary's spin machine going full tilt
Topeka Capital Journal | Jun 26, 2014 

The Hillary Clinton spin machine is gearing up to full speed. The facts of a life dedicated to ruthless self-promotion have now become an inconvenient liability in Clinton's compulsive upstream swim to what she considers her birthright — the occupation of the White House.

It's not Clinton's concern for the welfare of the American people that matters but an ego bordering on narcissism and the fact Bubba wants to walk the halls of the people's house again in search of unlimited access to the television camera.

The only tether binding the former first lady to the current administration is her shameless ability to distort the truth without breaking stride. What difference does it make indeed when you're in pursuit of the biggest entitlement of your life, the presidency of the United States.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson
Benghazi haunts Hillary
T
he Hutchinson News | May 12, 2014 

Unfortunately for the Obama administration and Democratic heir apparent Hillary Clinton, the Benghazi scandal has sprouted a new pair of legs.

The four Americans who were abandoned by their country may soon become more than just another footnote in the sordid legacy of the Obama administration.

Perhaps Ms. Clinton will discover what a difference it really does make as her complicity in this sinister affair becomes apparent to even the most limited voters.

You reap what you sow, and if the American people want to continue with this progressive liberal belly flop into another presidential election cycle, Madam Clinton will make the ideal candidate.

In fairness to Clinton, she does possess that Bernie Madoff skill-set of milking the progressive Ponzi scheme until even the best and brightest have been thoroughly flimflammed.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Bernie Sanders got scammed
The Hutchinson News - Aug 2, 2016 

Bernie Sanders is a socialist cliche who hasn’t had an original thought since he honeymooned in Russia 28 years ago.

Poor Sen. Sanders got scammed by the queens of corruption, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Hillary Clinton, and then he laid at the feet of Clinton like a puppy.

What will happen to the misguided people who placed their hopes in Bernie Sanders? They will be expected to smile and joyfully march into the arms of the Clinton political machine and forget how cynically they have been abused.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Obama administration purges the ranks of most capable leaders
The Hutchinson News - May 6, 2016

David Petraeus is one of the greatest military minds of our era. He snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in the Iraq war and handed a slam-dunk to the Obama administration.

Instead of capitalizing on this victory, Obama replaced a generation of political and military success in the Middle East with the specter of a nuclear armed Iran and a cult of death that has metastasized throughout the world.

While Gen. Petraeus’ name has been dragged through the mud for his indiscretions, 6,600 convicted felons have been released from prison by the Obama administration because their sentences were deemed too harsh. The misconduct of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton outweighs anything Gen. Petraeus did, yet she receives a pass from the Democratic Party elite.

According to retired Gen. Paul Vallely, this follows a pattern by the Obama administration of purging the ranks of our most capable military leaders.

If anyone deserves consideration for the mistakes they made, it is heroes like Gen. David Petraeus, not thousands of dope peddlers or crooked politicians like Hillary Clinton.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Court seized power
The Wichita Eagle - February 19, 2016 

If the fate of a nation rests on a single Supreme Court nomination, that can only mean the court has become too powerful and gone beyond the powers envisioned by our founders. The court's mission is to interpret law, not act as a dictatorial body unrestrained by the legislature.

By what measure has our Constitution given the court power to bus your children into other neighborhoods, allow abortion or deem homosexual marriage legal? None. The court has seized that extra-constitutional power for itself and acts as a dictatorial body unrestrained by the will of the governed.

Cross out the word judge and replace it with Caesar or Fuhrer and the end has become the same as unelected government officials forcing themselves on an unwilling population. Your life and children have become subjects of social experimentation at the hands of activist judges who not only have ceded to themselves the power of judge but usurped the role of jury and executioner as well.

At what point in our democracy do we apply the brakes to an errant court that has overstepped its constitutional boundary?

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Freedom of speech can be a double-edged sword
The Hutchinson News
- November 2, 2016

Colin Kaepernick is entitled to express his feelings, and I am free to boycott the team he plays for.People who make their living performing before the public, whether they be athletes or movie stars, need to be aware that the way they express themselves may potentially devastate their careers.

Freedom of expression is very often a double-edged sword. If you offend your audience, don't be surprised if they no longer consume the product you produce.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Playing 'Games'
The Hutchinson News - November 20, 2015

I wonder why "The Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence waited until after she made $52 million before she discovered how much she disliked Christians and Republicans.

Someone at Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. should suggest to Lawrence that she could always return that portion of the money if she finds it morally objectionable.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Southern border wall
The Hutchinson News - Sep 29, 2015 

The fact is walling off our southern border with Mexico would be a relatively minor engineering feat. In areas where barriers have been erected, they have been very effective.

Walls are not a panacea, but physical security is always a good starting point. The most vocal opponents of a wall on the border are sanctuary city types who think an open border will help secure their re-election by pandering to their voter base.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

An ongoing conspiracy
The Kansan | Dec. 30, 2015

There has been an ongoing conspiracy by Obama and the Democrats to alter the population demographics of the United States. This effort has intensified during the last year of his administration.

Since the immigrant and refugee populations tend to vote democratic this is part of a long-term strategy to increase the democratic voter base

That’s what the refusal to enforce immigration laws and sanctuary cities are all about, job security for a bunch of liberal democrats. So a large criminal element has been willfully set free to roam the streets of America and terrorists disguised as refugees are allowed to infiltrate the homeland for the benefit of career politicians.

As usual hard-working American citizens are left to pay the price in blood and treasure for these invaders. Does anyone doubt for one second that if these foreigners were breeding future Republicans instead of Democrats, that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton would have had the border sealed tighter then a bass drum?

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

U.S. receding as power
The Hutchinson News - Aug 29, 2014

It’s almost biblical the way the United States is receding as the pre-eminent World power. And with our decline, chaos follows.

We lack even the rudimentary political will to control our own borders, much less our vital interests around the world. As Friedrich Nietzsche said generations ago, “Out of chaos comes order.” The frightening thing is Nietzsche’s kind of order comes at the price of our freedom and, if you live in the Middle East, maybe your head.

As the forces of darkness coalesce around our “shining city on the hill,” feckless, self-serving cowards inhabit the seats of power in Washington. Our enemies’ fear has turned into mocking laughter, as this stranded giant can’t even stop foreign children from walking across our border in broad daylight. Deviant lifestyles are taught as if they were normal in our schools, and left-wing disinformation is passed off as truth.

Day by day, the agencies responsible for maintaining order are being used as tools to spy on and persecute honest citizens because of their political views. As free American citizens, it is time that we reassert our constitutional sovereignty and take back our government from leftist usurpers who are determined to save us from ourselves whether we like it or not.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Death panels are here
The Hutchinson News - Oct 14, 2014

Obamacare isn’t going to call them death panels. The pattern will play out similar to the VA scandal. By limiting timely access to healthcare by using administrative delays, they are rationing healthcare. In effect, they have created death panels by allowing those most in need to die before receiving an appointment for medical treatment.

This is no longer in the realm of theory; faceless, nameless bureaucrats who sit at desks and care more about budgets and hiding mistakes will coldly, callously let you die.

What makes you think Barack Obama, who is off for a round of golf after the brutal beheading of a fellow American, will spend much time worrying about the fate of you and your family?

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson


Dealing with Mexican narco-terrorism
Topeka Capital Journal - Jun 7, 2013
 
When Texas district attorney Mike McLelland and Kaufman County, Texas, prosecutor Mark Hasse were brazenly gunned down earlier this year, a chill colder than jagged steel tore through the heart of the American law enforcement community.

It was widely believed these demonic murders were retaliation for the recent convictions of upper echelon gang members and that the killings bore a striking similarity to Mexican drug cartel assassinations.

A disgraced Kaufman County magistrate appears to have been the perpetrator of the murders. The frightening thing is that, with the porous southern border, these assassinations could easily have been carried out by Mexican murder squads that could walk across the border in broad daylight.
 
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reported Mexican cartels are currently setting up shop in American cities, controlling wholesale drug distribution across the nation.

The question is, when will these Mexican Narco terrorists, many of whom were trained by U.S. special forces, bring their grisly brand of violence to the main streets of America?

And will we deal with this threat in the same corrupt spineless way as the Mexican government?

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Appreciating Reagan
Topeka-Capital Journal - October 29, 2013

The foundation for our modern military and economic growth was established during the Reagan era. All the left-wing revisionism in the world can’t change that.

President Ronald Reagan pulled the United States out of recession within the first two years of his administration and placed the nation on the road to unprecedented prosperity. He did this with sound economic policy and an ability to work with people of differing political views. That is an attribute profoundly lacking in the current administration.

Reagan navigated government shutdowns that were managed as painlessly as possible. That, too, is unlike the Obama administration, which uses every opportunity to treat the American people as if they are pawns to be played for maximum political effect.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Holder beholden to wrong cause
Topeka Capital Journal - Sep 10, 2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder won’t be fired or resign because he is invaluable to President Barack Obama’s plans for America. Holder can be counted on to do the bidding of his master without question. Throughout history, it has been impossible for leaders like Obama to operate without functionaries like Holder.

Holder’s allegiance is not to the Constitution but to his political philosophy, which benevolently masquerades behind the iron fists of such agencies as the Internal Revenue Service.

With disregard for the law, this administration has shown a willingness to use government agencies in a chilling attempt to silence its political opponents. Using executive orders, Obama has shown contempt for constitutional authority by imposing his will on a population that has already spoken.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson
Sharpton, Jackson racially profiled Zimmerman
Topeka Capital Journal - July 27, 2013

Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson aren’t interested in truth or justice. They are just making a living doing what they do best, race-baiting an innocent man.

Without a wit of concern that George Zimmerman was defending himself from a violent assault by a stranger in the darkness, these men of God profiled Zimmerman based on his racial ethnicity because he dared to defend himself from an African-American assailant.

These self-proclaimed leaders of the civil rights movement chose a course of high-profile demagoguery by appealing to the base instincts of the mob.

We have come to know the shenanigans of Sharpton and Jackson all too well. We can only hope more rational leaders among the African-American community will have the courage to step up and provide an alternative to the antics of these two cynical opportunists.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Liberal invasion
The Hutchinson News - April 11, 2013

The intrusion into our lives by well-meaning progressives has become pervasive. Who would have believed that the mayor of a major American city would try to mandate the size of the soda you could buy or that an appointed 15-person panel in Washington, D.C., would dictate the medical treatment you may receive.

Progressive liberals have one thing in common: They know what’s better for you than you do. They give us utopian promises backed by trillion-dollar deficits, crony capitalism and a stagnant economy . All they ask in return for “utopia” is your freedom, while exempting themselves from the same rules the rest of us are mandated to live by .

Will New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg or the Hollywood elite be placed on a waiting list to see the doctor or denied medical treatment? Will they be forced to walk down streets with guards who are not permitted to carry semiautomatic weapons? Of course not, but these same elitists will demand this of you and your family

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Obama Zone
Wichita Eagle - Sep 11, 2012

You unlock this door with the key of intellectual dishonesty. Beyond this door is another dimension – a dimension of lies, a dimension of deceit, a dimension of unparalleled failure. You’re moving into a land of both darkness and despair, of a downgraded credit rating and a $16 trillion deficit. You’ve crossed into a land where middle-class income dropped by 5 percent, and with the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression.

Congratulations, you’ve just crossed over into the Obama Zone

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Pipeline delay a political decision
Topeka Capital Journal - February 3, 2012

The Keystone pipeline was one of the most well-studied, environmentally safe projects in modern history. It was not blocked by President Obama because of environmental concerns. It was simply another casualty in a long list of cynical, vote-getting ploys to appease Obama’s radical base of support, the American people be damned.

It is clear our Chicago politician considers his re-election more important than American jobs or energy independence. Better to dump billions into Solyndra and a host of other feel-good politically correct scams.

This administration has gone beyond corrupt or incompetent. It is placing the survival of the United States in jeopardy. The decline of our country pivots around one point, the failed policies of the Obama administration.

The Chinese will laugh while they fuel their economy with Canadian oil that should have been flowing into the heart of American industry.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Fox News holds administration accountable
Topeka-Capital Journal - December 16, 2012

When we watch the media’s coverage of President Obama, are we viewing professional journalism or another episode of American Idol? The tough, relentless questioning that follows congressional Republicans vanishes when the media is covering the Democratic/Obama left.

From Benghazi to the “fiscal cliff,” the Obama regime has been given a softball pass by NBC, ABC and CBS. These once great news organizations have become grotesque caricatures as they shill for the “most transparent administration in history.”

The only light in this dark room has been provided by Fox News. On critical issues, Fox is routinely excluded from White house briefings. According to White House adviser David Axelrod, “Fox is not a real news organization.” Could it be that Fox tells the American people the uncomfortable truth instead of the administration spin?

As twilight descends on objective Journalism in America, the only firewall between the American people and the complete subjugation of the press by the progressive/Obama left has been Fox News.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Use our drones against druggies
Topeka Capital Journal | June 22, 2012

We have used Predator drones effectively to eradicate anti-American terrorists throughout the world. Maybe it’s time to target Mexican drug cartels. Give the Mexican government an ultimatum: Take care of business or the United States will. Let drug cartel members look to the uncertain skies with dread.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Who got bin Laden?
CJOnline.com - June 6, 2011

As America slips under the icy waters faster than the Titanic, who will save us from President Obama and the Democratic Party? Open the telephone book and select any name at random and you will likely find a more competent leader then this bungling socialist the American people have placed in our White House.

Did Obama kill Osama? No. If not for the ground work of George Bush and Dick Cheney, Osama bin Laden could have been living in Trump Tower and the Obama administration wouldn’t have had a clue.

Our brave Navy SEALs using information obtained from enhanced interrogation techniques and the polices of Bush/Cheney lead us to bin Laden. While the single greatest accomplishment of Obama is to take credit for the work of someone else.

You can’t have it both ways. If you’re going to blame everything on “eight years of Bush,” you have to give him credit for the demise of bin Laden too.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Sellouts
Topeka Capital Journal - March 16, 2011

Once the flagship of Internet services, AOL now occupies the corner booth in the Internet flea market. In an attempt to revive its fall from the stars. AOL has purchased the Huffington Post and anointed Arianna Huffington, cofounder of the site, president and editor-in-chief of the new and improved AOL.

What’s that you say — “forgive them, for they know not what they do”? Aha, but there is silver to be made by joining the “dark side,” and it doesn’t get any darker than the loony-left Huffington Post. Humm, do I smell the king of the loons George Soros lurking somewhere behind this?

It would appear AOL has sold itself to a new master to pump up the bank account at the expense of its soul — a perfect example of unbridled capitalism lacking a shred of moral fiber

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

No friend to America
The Hutchinson News - Dec 01, 2010

Godfather of the progressive movement, billionaire George Soros of The Open Society Institute is silently trying to destabilize the American democracy.

Hiding behind well-financed front organizations, this Judas, who as a youth during World War II assisted in confiscating property of fellow Jews (as revealed in a 1998 "60 Minutes" interview), hides his nefarious financial empire offshore to avoid the scrutiny of U.S. financial regulators.

He will use any means necessary to reshape the world in his own twisted, left-wing image.

With billions of dollars and insidious fifth-column maneuverings, Soros is attempting to encircle independent media outlets and replace the truth with his progressive "one world" dogma. What happens to those who stray from Soros' path? Ask Juan Williams, formerly of National Public Radio.

Using mouthpieces like the Huffington Post, Soros is relentlessly moving toward the destruction of our core American values.

Unfortunately, Mr. Soros has run into a problem; fearlessly, Glenn Beck of Fox News is exposing this elitist socialist in his insidious plot to reshape our nation and the world in his own distorted, godless image.

If Mr. Soros is successful in his endeavor, hopefully we will receive better treatment than he gave his fellow Hungarian Jews 65 years ago.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Ineffective leader
The Hutchinson News
- Dec 17, 2010

Other then collecting $30.000 and warming a seat for three months in Topeka what has Senator Terry Bruce done for Reno County? After looking at his legislative record, one is hard pressed to find a single accomplishment, unless you consider extending the retirement age for District Court Judge Richard Rome to be an achievement.

Senator Bruce is part of the established political elite of Reno County, a “good old boy" whose ilk has run this town and state far too long. He has attained membership in the most exclusive club in Kansas, our Senate and will likely remain there because of the apathy of voters who are content to elect party operators who spend more time looking out for their political home boys then the citizens who elected them.

With the likely ascendance of Sam Brownback to the governorship I'm sure Mr. Bruce will make a lovely addition to the new governor's rubber stamp collection.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Marriage fraud
The Hutchinson News - September 15, 2010

As the market in marriage fraud grows unabated, Kansans are increasingly targeted by dishonest foreign nationals who marry American citizens to gain entry into the United States. Primarily from Asian, Latin and Eastern European countries these people will use any means necessary to escape abject poverty and social deprivation, including the destruction of your reputation and financial well-being.

Aided and abetted by attorneys who specialize in calculated character assassination and myriad well-intentioned church and social organizations, a silent atrocity is being perpetrated against innocent Americans who have naively married a foreign national.

Without hesitation, your home, job and standing in the community will be sacrificed in order to maintain their visa status. Your rights as an American citizen have become secondary in the new world order of political correctness.

Are all such marriages fraudulent? Of course not, but if you are marrying a foreign national beware, you are placing yourself in a high-risk category .

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Abused orders
Topeka-Capital Journal - February 24, 2010

Protection from abuse orders were put in place to address a serious problem. Unfortunately, they have become a tool used by dishonest attorneys or vengeful spouses to extort money or seek revenge on hapless spouses.

By the thousands, Kansans are labeled "abusers" by those who have a vested interest in misrepresenting the truth. Unscrupulous attorneys shamelessly manipulate protection from abuse rules for financial gain while masquerading under the color of law.

Even more disturbing is that our judiciary will stand idly by as false claims of abuse are taken at face value. With a wink and a nod, the reputations of Kansans are being destroyed in a quasi-legal process with standards akin to the Salem witch hunts.

Why is this disgrace allowed to continue? Because most legislators are attorneys, guaranteeing themselves continued profits at the expense of honest folks in what has become a corrupt money making scam called "divorce.

GREGORY BONTRAGER

Hutchinson

Invasion grows
CJOnline.com - August 6, 2010

Not only are the citizens of Arizona being invaded from Mexico, it would seem the invasion also includes mercenaries bused in from neighboring states.

Evidently Arizona citizens aren't capable of handling their problems without help from George Soros of the Open Society Institute and his crowd. As left-wing fascism strikes at the heart of our nation, heroes like Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, stand firm in the face of provocation by radical left-wing organizations like the Service Employees International Union.

These barbarians are no longer at the gate. They have metastasized into the body politic of our sleeping nation.

With insidious deliberation, we are being devoured from within by forces alien to our Constitution who are replacing our beliefs with their distorted progressive dogma. We must be aware, we must resist, or we will lose all that we value.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Thomas pegs Obama
Topeka Capital Journal - Jul 20, 2009

Once again, syndicated columnist Cal Thomas was on the mark. His insight, expressed in a recent column, into Obama’s belief that a good press release or putting on a good show in front of a teleprompter makes for sound policy is so true.

The fact is, Obama is all fluff and very little substance. It’s unfortunate that some liberals in this country swoon every time they see his face and fail to realize it’s backed by a head filled with tried and failed left wing policies as old as Karl Heinrich Marx.

Down the road to oblivion we travel, with the belief that Obama’s pretty face and glib syntax are going to save us from something.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Beware of 'predator'
The Hutchinson News 1 16, 2008

Citizens of the United States beware. At this moment, you are being stalked by a cunning, sophisticated predator. Thousands of American men and women have fallen victim to this ruthless hunter. The tool this predator uses is a smile, and the warm embrace of a lover.

This predator has one goal, to gain entry into the United States by marrying an American citizen. Once this objective is accomplished, you have served your purpose. You will be discarded like a rag. Be assured this predator is not alone. He or she will have access to attorneys who specialize in distorting the intent of our legal system.

No matter how unethical, they will get the job done. The predator, through legal maneuvering, is now transformed into a "victim"

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Law filled with loopholes
The Hutchinson News - December 15, 2008

Under our Constitution the first responsibility of the government is to protect its citizens. When it comes to marriage fraud, the United States government has failed and in many instances will collaborate with perpetrators.

Because of the Violence Against Woman Act, a foreign national, man or woman, can claim they were abused, verbally or physically, by their American spouse and they may be granted a visa. The standards of proof held by the immigration service under VAWA are so low they are nonexistent.

The American spouse of the foreigner has no right to know of claims made against them unless a criminal charge is filed. In effect, the foreigner can say anything, and you, a citizen of the United States, have no right to defend yourself, no matter how scurrilous the lies may be.

Keep in mind the foreigner making the claim of abuse has a vested interest in making you sound as bad as possible and will be represented by an attorney who specializes in doing whatever it takes, no matter how unethical, to destroy your good name.

Who is there to defend this citizen? No one; you are at the mercy of whatever distortion a high paid lawyer can conjure, all done in darkness, behind closed doors – a government turning against its own citizens.

On the surface, VAWA sounds great; how can anyone be against violence against woman? But with any legislation, the devil is always in the details. VAWA has opened loopholes in the law big enough to drive a bus through. And many predatory foreigners armed with foreknowledge of these loopholes and ready lists of attorneys are boarding that bus for a free trip to the U.S. at the expense and welfare of an American citizen.

GREGORY BONTRAGER

Hutchinson

Threat from Within
Topeka-Capital Journal - August 6, 2008

Americans live in a world of many threats from abroad, One of the least understood or talked about is marriage fraud. Foreign nationals will marry American citizens solely to gain entry into the United States.

Thanks to the Violence Against Women Act, safeguards that once protected U.S. citizens from this type of fraud have been largely swept away.

There are Web sites that instruct foreigners how to circumvent U.S. law by using VAWA and an abundance of attorneys who specialize in distorting the well-meaning intent of this law.

While we wage war in Afghanistan and Iraq to combat terrorism, this insidious form of terrorism is taking its toll on American citizens inside our own borders.

Don’t count on help from your government or elected officials, you will be met with indifference or open hostility, chief among this group is Sen. Sam Brownback. Only Ten Kennedy has a more liberal voting record on this issue.

This elitist group has turned a blind eye to fraud perpetrated against their own honest, hardworking citizens, while claiming to do so in the name of justice and fair play.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Harsh judgment
The Hutchison News – Sep 16, 2007

How many citizens of Reno County have found themselves before our esteemed 27th judicial district? How many of you have had one of our 'guardians of justice' place bald-faced lies about your supposed courtroom conduct in public record.

How many of you have read sworn court transcripts listing you as present in court, when you were home in bed? I have. All of our jurists are of the highest character, or are they? I guess the question is have enough citizens of Reno County seen the dark side of our legal/judicial system as it works on an everyday basis? If you haven't, you may be in for a surprise.

Here is good news. We don't need a revolution or revolt to change this system. The founders of our nation have given us all the tools we need to effect change. Go to the polls and vote. With a little involvement we can make our community a better place to live.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Prejudiced judgment
The Hutchinson News - Feb, 14 2009

If you find yourself before a Kansas court, fasten your seat belt, you may be in for a bumpy ride. You may find the judge handling your case is not the impartial arbiter we have been led to believe they should be.

Some district judges use the bench to dispense justice according to personal prejudice, rather then the law . Many have held office so long they have acquired a sense of infallibility.

Local courts have an assortment of judges who use power as an extension of their personal beliefs and may retaliate against those who have a different view. They have become creatures of a privileged bureaucracy.

Always order a copy of the court transcript; you may be surprised by the inaccuracies you discover.

With the Kansas Commission on Judicial Qualification acting as goalkeeper for Kansas courts, they stand safe from all but the most serious ethical violations.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Ethics, honesty, should be priority
The Hutchinson News - August 8, 2002

The rot starts at the top. While rank and file Hutchinson Police Department officers fall left and right, has anyone stopped to think that maybe the problem starts a little higher up?

Any organization runs from the top down. If this is true, what does this say about the upper echelon of the police department? Maybe the wrong people are losing their jobs! This "we can do anything we want attitude" filters from the top down.

If ethics and honesty were a priority with the brass at the Hutchinson Police Department, maybe some of these problems could be avoided.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

DOC role vital
Topeka-Capital Journal - November 27, 2009

Kansas Department of Corrections officers and staff provide an unseen, but nevertheless vital, role in the safety and security of the citizens of Kansas. With our decline, the lives of average Kansans will become less secure.

In the midst of a declining economy, rest assured the first priority of legislators is to feather their own nest first.

If you think I'm joking, look at their health insurance, retirement and other benefits compared to state and private sector employees. Wouldn't it be nice if we all controlled our own paycheck?

When was the last time you gave your staff $25,000 bonuses in the middle of economic hard times? Ask House Speaker Mike O'Neal

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

What to expect
The Hutchinson News
Volume 136, No.352 Monday, October 18 2010

Insolated inside the Washington beltway, Sen. Sam Brownback and his fellow elitists will collect hefty pensions and free lifetime health care after failing to carry forward with the Reagan revolution.

These apostate Republicans, in opening the door for the radical left to seize power, abandoned their values for special interest money while leaving the American people to twist slowly in the wind.

Surrounded by court jesters like Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal, what can expect from Gov. Brownback?

If you’re a corporate executive or illegal alien, your life just got easier.

On the other hand, if you’re a working man or woman who was actually born in Kansas, you are about to be occupied by a regime that considers you a second-class citizen.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson
sam brownback trator
Disappointment in the Republican Party
The Hutchinson News - May 8, 2008

As a lifelong Republican, I can only express my disappointment in the Republican Party. From president to dogcatcher, the Republican Party has failed its constituency. What a bunch "we the people" placed in power! Of all the problems wrought by my party of choice, the biggest disappointment is Sen. Sam Brownback. I remember shaking hands with the incumbent senator in front of Wal-Mart years ago, and the elation I felt with his election.

Now, all I see is a politician pandering to an increasing population of illegal aliens in the hope of (garnering) votes at the expense and welfare of his fellow citizens. This is a man who took his Washington phones off line during a vote on "immigration reform" to thwart the outcry of fellow Kansans to vote against what amounted to amnesty for people who entered our great nation through illegal means.

In my view, Brownback has placed the status and welfare of foreign nationals above his own country men and women and has begun embracing positions of groups that were once referred to as the "loony left." We see in Brownback a disturbing thing that happens to many politicians who have held office too long: They forget they hold office to serve their constituents, not their own re-election. To paraphrase Al Gore, it's time for him to go.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

Immigration vote
Topeka Capital Journal - June 26, 2008

Is Sam Brownback a U.S. senator? If you look at his voting record on immigration issues, it's hard to tell. It appears Brownback is having problems remembering which side of the border he's on.

From "chain migration" to "refugee and asylum" votes, Brownback has shown a consistent pattern of favoring foreigners at the expense of American citizens. If Brownback continues, Ronald Reagan's "shining city on the hill" will soon become another third world slum!

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

For the past several years all Kansas corrections officers
The Hutchinson News - Apr 4, 2008

For the past several years all Kansas corrections officers have received intense training in cognitive communication skills. If there is a reduction in recidivism, the rank and file corrections officers are responsible, not Secretary Werholtz or a legislator sitting securely in an office in Topeka.

Yet we hardly received mention in his article of March 15 in The Hutchinson News. According to Werholtz, we have obviously saved the state of Kansas millions of dollars, and made Kansas a safer place to live.

I think a substantial pay raise is in order for the successes we have made of the system. Let's keep up the good work - we serve the citizens of Kansas.

GREGORY BONTRAGER

Hutchinson

How long are we going to allow the political elite of Reno County to select who we vote for?
The Hutchinson News | Oct 7, 2008

In the heartland of the greatest democracy on earth, we have allowed an oligarchy to control who is on the ballot.

Instead of the vibrant exchange of ideas and competing views of a true democracy, we have passively allowed the same career politicians to occupy the government offices of Reno County.

Isn’t it time we insist on a choice at election time instead of accepting the same unopposed candidates?
Let us send a message to the powers that be in Reno County. We are not going to tolerate unopposed leadership taking up residency in our valued government offices

When I go to the polls this November, no matter what party afflation, I will “write in” rather than vote for an unopposed candidate. It is time for the bright light of competitive Democracy to return to our community.

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

How does it feel to be slapped in the face?
The Hutchinson News - March 3, 2008

How does it feel to be slapped in the face? If you are a corrections officer in Kansas you already know. The sad fact is the slap didn't come from and inmate, but the Kansas Legislature.

Instead of being recognized for safeguarding the safety and welfare of our community we are being treated like a doormat by the Kansas Legislature. While they sit safely in guarded chambers and walk on polished marble floors, we, the corrections officers of Kansas, walk on hard concrete with the sound of steel on steel and the ever-present danger of sudden physical assault.

At a time when assaults on staff are increasing, coupled with an overwhelming turnover rate, the Kansas Legislature, in their wisdom, is attempting to reduce the standard of living of Kansas Department of Corrections employees. They are attempting to take away our cost of living increase, our longevity pay, and in a feeble attempt to appease us, they wish to issue insulting one and a half percent wage increases.

Add to this, currently, inmates of KDOC can take grievances to Topeka for review; but the Legislature is attempting to take away that right for corrections officers. The inmates seem to have gained more rights than law-abiding citizens. As citizens we pay for gas, medical care, food and roofs over our head; this is all provided to inmates at taxpayer expense, the biggest welfare system in the state.

The citizens of Kansas should be outraged at the treatment we are receiving from our elected leaders. Kansas corrections officers rank 40th in pay in the United States. It seems as though our state leaders are aiming to make us number 50. We of the KDOC represent part of the thin line that stands between "them" and the community. With every action the Kansas Legislature takes, that line is becoming thinner and thinner.

Ultimately, the citizens of Kansas are the ones who will suffer from the Legislature's recklessness. While Kansas legislators will retire with hefty pensions, the dedicated men and women of the KDOC will continue to sink into a low standard of living while working in an increasingly violent environment. I hope they are proud of the legacy they leave the citizens of Kansas -

GREGORY BONTRAGER
Hutchinson

FACEBOOK USES CHINESE COMMUNISTS TO CENSOR
Posted on October 25, 2020 Hoa Truong Posted in Published Articles

From many years ago, Facebook silently has applied the censor as in China, Vietnam, Cuba, and totalitarian regimes to gag free speech, conceal the truth. Initially, the people think CEO Mark Zuckerberg is arrogant, indeed Facebook has operated as the state’s media of China’s Communist Party. The propaganda, killing the free speech, and censor plus terror are the characters of the communist regime. Facebook has done communist functions in the US and the world. Facebook destroys free speech, conceals the truth, supporting communism propaganda, and terrorizing the users including the US government, President Donald Trump. The victims of Facebook are users who released the news about human rights violations in China, Vietnam, Facebook censored by technical devices, it is a form of media terror. Despite the victims complained and reactions against Facebook from many years ago, but Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg ignored it. Certainly, Mark Zuckerberg snubs the public, he acts as the world’s most powerful man and the kingmaker. Indeed, Facebook must need users as a supermarket that needs customers. Nevertheless, Facebook can lose the license any time by wrongdoings.Nevertheless, CEO Mark Zuckerberg is a leftist, Facebook originated from Harvard University, the stronghold of Democrats. Originally, Facebook is just a website like social media, but the design and technology attracted users, so CEO Mark Zuckerberg becomes a billionaire after more than 15 years of running the technical communication business. Certainly, Facebook needs the users and they helped Mark Zuckerberg makes money by advertising. However, Facebook betrays the users, and the US government was granted the license.Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other technical communication companies are the media’s support companies, not media companies. So Facebook can not be treated as the media companies, moreover, the media companies, and technical communication companies must comply with the law, the free speech reflects the democracy as the Constitution.Since the Cold War, the mainstream media in the Western has been distorted the communication by the left media. The dishonest media companies and workers destroyed free speech and transforming the media into a propaganda machine like China and the communist regimes. China has exploited the profit love’s media companies to hire and pay the money, and the Western media companies become the propaganda machine in the democratic countries. A stone kills two birds that are the tactics of China applying into the land of enemy or China calls the capitalist. China succeeded to destroy the people’s trust in the media, so fake news, false poll, and fabricated stories helped China to beat the Western’s people trust and also propagate for China. The negligent policy and innocent, corrupt politicians have helped China to brainwash the people in the Western and the world. China can use the bribery tactic to buy the government and also using the money to buy the people’s minds by the dishonest media companies and media workers transformed the communication into propaganda.Facebook and Twitter appeared the actual tools of China and Democrats, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey censored the truth about Hunter Biden, while the New York Post published but Facebook and Twitter took down the pages of President Donald Trump and the current White House Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. The US government, public, and Senate raise grave concern plus anger when the technical communication companies gagged the free speech and Senate subpoenas to CEO of Facebook and Twitter. Certainly, Facebook and Twitter can not sophisticate the free speech’s violation.It is not doubted Facebook operates in the US and the world but serves China’s Communist Party. CEO Mark Zuckerberg transformed Facebook to be China’s tool and attacks free speech, democracy, and users. The people can not believe Facebook has applied the bush law to censor free speech and terrorizing democracy, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg has carried out many years ago.The blatant evidence proved Facebook became China’s propaganda den after the FBI discovered CEO Mark Zuckerberg hired at least 6 Chinese communists to censor the news, one of six employees was a former servant of Huawei, the telecommunication owned by the People’s Liberation Army, the well-known cyber spy 61389 is the tool of China. After the incident of Hunter Biden, the FBI discovered Chinese communists worked on Facebook. Nevertheless, six Chinese communists are the professional censor’s career in the team of Facebook’s Hate-Speech Engineering to censor the negative information of China, Democratic comrades, and Vietnam (vassal of China). Certainly, Six Chinese communists on Facebook acquired the technologies while FBI Director Christopher Wray focuses the investigations linking more than 1,000 cases of China’s theft of technology from the US.The US and allies alert Huawei with cyber spy unit 61389, recently Tik Tok is a hidden cyber spy company made in China. However, Facebook has at least six Chinese communists work on technology, they have an opportunity to steal the high technologies of Facebook (the Intellectual Property) and also accessing the personal details of Facebook’s employees. Facebook’s users alert when six Chinese communists censor the news and also access the personal details, the security risks. The people have no trust in Facebook and believe Mark Zuckerberg becomes Mark Zombie of China’s Communist Party.The US government, FBI, CIA, the National Intelligence Agency may watch out for Facebook, Twitter, and others, the giant technical communication companies have stabbed in the back of the people and country. The people can find other companies or a new media social replaces Facebook.  Moreover, the businesses withdrew the advertising from Facebook and the US government can file a lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter after Hunter Biden’s incident and the lawmakers can confirm the limit of media and its support companies. The license may overhaul or revoke to respond to the national security threat by the” domestic thugs” eating democratic bread but serve evil communist China. Nevertheless, Facebook and Twitter breach the law, terrorize free speech and intervene in the US presidential election in 2020.China’s Communist Party colonized the US from President Bill Clinton, Barrack Obama. The global hegemonic ambition has focused on the economy, stolen technology, and media. If Joe Biden wins the election in 2020, Facebook, Twitter will apply the tough censor as China’s mainland, the free speech will be no longer to respect./.(thedawnmedia.com)