"I'll take an Originalist, please, and a side of fries."
Sounds decadent, doesn't it? But, contrary to what it sounds like, Originalism, along with the Constitution, were the topics of discussion last Saturday night at the Garden City Community College Endowment Room from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Kris Kobach, a constitutional law professor and editorial contributor to the New York Post and Washington Times, who has been a regular guest (more than 70 times) on The O'Reilly Factor (FOX) and Lou Dobbs Tonight (CNN), presented a lecture on the history of the Constitution and various laws and principles that affect every citizen's life, including the most recent issue: Obamacare. Regardless that only a handful of citizens (around 25) attended, Kobach gave a Yale-worthy lecture on the founding of the Constitution and argued that the modern-day "interpretation" of it, as the majority of Supreme Court's judges deem necessary, is un-Constitutional and gave many examples of cases in which the Supreme Court exceeded its authority. (Wickard vs. Filburn, 1942; West Coast Hotel Co. vs. Parrish, 1937; Engel vs. Vitale, 1962; Roe vs. Wade, 1973; and countless more.) Kobach is a self-proclaimed Originalist who holds a firm belief that the interpretation of the Constitution should be consistent with what was meant by the men who drafted and ratified it. Kris Kobach is now running for Secretary of State; all Kansans who want to return to a conservative, basic government should support him in the upcoming election. I am not yet old enough to support him with my vote, but I have put a sign in my family's yard and a bumper sticker on my car. If you're 18 or older, get out there and vote Kobach. He is solid in his convictions and believes in only the best for Kansans: fighting against voter fraud, working for voter access in upcoming elections and promoting civic education, to start with. Though he may start as a small ripple in Kansas, I strongly believe Kris Kobach will soon become the tsunami to move the whole ship of state. (Now doesn't that sound decadent?) I am a Kansan for Kobach.