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Away From Home

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Recall Connie Morris

Connie Morris -- Exhibit A for why the Kansas School Board is a bunch of loonies.

She has said she was required by God to run after she had written an autobiography about overcoming sexual abuse and depression.

Partially financed by the conservative Kansas Republican Assembly, Morris campaigned as a fiscal conservative and spoke out against illegal immigration, adding that taxpayers shouldn’t pay for the education of the children of undocumented workers.

Her comments soon got her into trouble. Morris e-mailed an anti-immigration group that Garden City Mayor Tim Cruz was an “admitted past illegal immigrant.”

But that wasn’t true, and later Morris apologized.

Then, she told a reporter that she had reported to the FBI a Lawrence filmmaker for possibly stalking and “terroristic” behavior.

The filmmaker, Ranjit Arab, denied he stalked Morris but said that he patiently tried for months to get an interview with Morris for a film he was doing that was critical of her stand on immigration. Arab said he later sought a copy of the FBI complaint and the FBI told him nothing was filed.

Either she lied to the reporter, Arab said, or the FBI thought her claims were baseless.

“I think Morris’ actions against me are consistent with her behavior towards others who stand up to her. She’s a bully and she takes cheap shots,” Arab said.

On her Web site, conniemorris.com, Morris says she opposes illegal immigration because it is devastating to children.

She thinks that children of illegal immigrants should not be educated! What possible justification could there be for that stance?

First off, it unnecessarily punishes the children for their parents' actions. The children didn't choose to cross the border illegally; their parents did. Why should we hold the children accountable?

Further, giving them public education provides tremendous benefits to society. Do we really want thousands of people growing up completely uneducated? They'll be able to get no job and end up living on welfare or on the street. That is not good for anybody -- not the person, not society.

Oh, and for presenting herself as a teacher who believes in "quality education," her website is rather un-proofread. I counted no fewer than 5 typos in two pages. (Cheap shot, I know, but come on -- she's on the State Board of Education here! Shouldn't we demand excellence?)

Read the full article for a better representation of her views. If you think she shouldn't be on the Board any longer, the recall effort is at http://www.recallconniemorris.com/.

I would sign it if I were living in Kansas.


  • Scott, I believe you have a problem with prejudice. That's right, you, my friend, are prejudiced against stupid people, and you need help.

    Every time I turn around, you're pointing out some imbecile or idiot or moron that you think should have been filtered out by the kid with the net at the gene pool.

    Stop, Scott, just stop. Let the mentally incompetent live and take positions of power. It's what they're meant to do.


    By Blogger Logan C. Adams, at 8/14/2005 08:59:00 PM  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/14/2005 09:09:00 PM  

  • Umm sure.


    By Blogger Scott, at 8/14/2005 09:11:00 PM  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/14/2005 09:21:00 PM  

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