But Kansas was also a hotbed for abortion rights, too.
"To that end state attorney general, Phill Kline, received national attention for his investigation of abortion clinics, especially the probe that led to allegations against Planned Parenthood of Kansas City and late-term abortionist George Tiller," as reported by OneNewsNow.
Kline had wanted abortion records from Tiller, believing that Tiller had performed many abortions on women under eighteen years of age. Kline did not violate any privacy issues, required by the Kansas Supreme Court to remove all information about the young women in these abortions, Kline had reason to believe that Tiller was breaking state law in not reporting rapes.
However, it was anything but smooth sailing, Kline despised by the Kansas Governor, Kathleen Sebelius. Liberty Counsel reported about Sebelius:
"In 2003 Sebelius vetoed legislation designed to regulate the health and safety of abortion clinics, including Tiller’s. The filthy abortion clinics continued to operate until 2005, when the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts revoked the medical license of Krishna Rajanna, a Kansas City abortionist who ran a rat-infested abortion mill.
Sebelius was vehemently opposed to then-Attorney General Phill Kline and handpicked Paul Morrison to run against him. Morrison promised to cease investigations into the abortion clinics and received soft campaign contributions from Tiller. Morrison had to later resign, when a sex and abortion corruption scandal became public. Morrison was having a sexual affair with an employee in the Johnson County DA’s office, where Kline began working after he left the Attorney General’s office. Morrison was trying to get the employee to impede the county’s investigation into abortion clinic practices.
In 2007, Planned Parenthood threw a birthday party for Sebelius, during which the CEO, Peter Brownlee, led a conga-like dance in her honor. Brownlee’s abortion clinic was later charged with 107 counts of illegal late-term abortions. Sebelius appointed militant abortion clinic “escort” John Carmichael, who worked with Tiller’s PAC, ProKanDo, to the Human Rights Commission. Ten months later he had to withdraw his name. Sebelius also appointed Howard Ellis to the State Board of Healing Arts after he had surrendered his license in Missouri rather than face disciplinary action. Two months later he resigned, after he was charged by the Board with attempting to persuade a physician to falsify medical records."
But Kathleen Sebelius was also active in taking tens-of-thousands of dollars from Tiller, as reported by the late Robert Novak:
"There is substantial evidence she has been involved in laundering abortion industry money for distribution to Kansas Democrats. Kansas is the fiercest state battleground for abortion wars, making Kathleen Sebelius the national pro-choice poster girl."
Novak continued, at the time he must have had a smile on his face about the strange bedfellows in the story:
"The Almanac of American Politics talks of a "moderate image" for Sebelius, daughter of former Ohio Gov. John Gilligan. She picked up substantial Republican support in an easy 2002 win for governor and, after naming a former Republican state chairman as her running mate, was re-elected in a 2006 landslide.
Chosen this year to deliver the Democratic response to President Bush's State of the Union Address, she told the nation, "In this time normally reserved for the partisan response, I hope to offer you something more: an American response." She gave the impression of reaching out across party lines in what was widely regarded as an audition for vice president as a Democrat able to carry a heavily Republican state.
Behind that facade, Sebelius sits at the apex of a complicated Kansas financing system involving the famous abortion provider Dr. George Tiller of Wichita. She controls Bluestem Fund PAC, distributing money to Kansas Democratic candidates. Tiller, one of the few American doctors still performing late-term abortions, contributed $120,000 to the Democratic Governors Association in 2006, which has given $200,000 to Bluestem."
Sebelius was able to take Kline's investigation of Tiller and instead retitle it a privacy issue, making it a talking point when running a Democrat against Kline in the next election. Democrat talking point would include that Kline basically wanted to know the personal life of every woman in Kansas. And the libs of Kansas bought it with the Democrats winning. Kline was removed from office, allowing Tiller, the also called Tiller the baby killer, to go back to the business of exterminating babies in Aunt Em's Kansas.
Tiller was later murdered as he sat in a church, given the title posthumous of the Progressive God of Abortion by the New York Times, blaming O'Reilly of FOX News for the murder with one of his books found in the killer's home.
The New York Times would later also blame the Tea Party for the murder of an Arizona Congresswoman, when the killing had been only two hours old and no one had any idea who the shooter was. Later it was discovered the killer already had the Congresswoman in his target from a meeting two years previous to the murder, the liberal sheriff knowing about the shooter before he had committed the murder but didn't arrest him. So these stories are just an example of the crazy times we live in today under progressive media rule.
Concerned Women of America had also reported on Sebelius:
"As recently as 2008, she vetoed a bill that would have strengthened the state’s ban on late-term abortions by allowing private lawsuits against providers. She also vetoed a bill imposing sanitation requirements on abortion clinics and one that would require specific medical reasons for late-term abortions. These actions provide a far better indication of her views on sanctity of life issues than an incidental abortion decline that happened to occur during her time in office."
It was Sebelius who took $120,000 from one of the top abortionists in America, vetoed a bill to increase sanitation in abortion clinics, and then continued to allow late-term abortions. These types of abortions are where the unborn baby's brains are sucked out while the rest of the body is still in the mother's birth canal. This is so the child can't be born and avoids the atrocity that is about to happen with bucks going to Planned Parenthood. If the child could make it out of his or her mother, it would become a person and the abortionist a murderer.
So who would want someone in government making decisions like Sebelius? Barack Obama, of course, and not just in government but head of Obamacare, running it under America's huge bureaucracy, Heath and Human Services.
Progressives really like liberals such as Sebelius. She takes what used to be traditionally right and wrong and causes one to question the judgment passed to them by their parents and the previous society where they grow up.
In an environment where morals are turned upside down, the hero becomes the anti-hero, and young boys are subject to sexual advances when those advances are considered to be gay, the judgment of professionals in an environment such as a higher education system can become rather fuzzy.
Add the pressure of a progressive gotcha media, a school administration that wants all its employees to march in step whistling a liberal tune, all mixed in with an extreme gay activist organization that runs the campus culture, and you can have employees abandon their values in that politically correct world.
The scenario could include a seasoned professional who had lived in the system, watching it change over a forty-year period, donating over four-million dollars to the university he had loved. That seasoned college professional happens to also be one of the greatest college football coaches in American history, Joe Paterno, who died yesterday after living in this upside down world we call today's America.
But what if it wasn't lung cancer that finally dropped this giant to his knees? What if it really was political correctness that took down Paterno in the end when he could have lasted a little longer, living as the hero he had always been?
To that end let's go back to the question at the very top of the page above the headline that is titled, But what if he was . . . ?
It is meant for one person, Paterno's friend Jerry Sandusky and Sandusky's behavior with a male child. The question is filled in when you ask, But what if he was gay? What then would have been the outcry from the media?
Maybe Paterno never asked if Sandusky was gay, thinking it was not his business, knowing if Sandusky was gay the encounters in the shower would not be so simple to handle. And Paterno could have been labeled a homophobe in the process by advocating gays.
So Paterno did what was expected of any employee. He reported the event to university authorities. Sandusky was their employee, not Paterno's. And if Paterno had called the police, he would have been acting as if were the head authority of the university or the head of human resources, leaving them out of the equation. In the end unless the event was immediately life threatening, it was the university's responsibility to act in conjunction with its legal team, allowing them to walk through the swamp of political correctness. Paterno did his job in reporting the incident for them to investigate.
So Paterno, as an employee, in the end left it to his bosses to deal with the issue. If Paterno was a teacher and had seen the encounter in a university bathroom, he would not have called the police but immediately informed those in control. To do otherwise in a non-life-threatening event could have crushed his career.
Paterno wasn't protecting the school. He was following procedure. If the school did nothing, then he could have hired an attorney and had the attorney advise the school that Paterno would have to call the police if nothing was done.
But in a politically correct world, would Paterno have won even with an attorney by his side? Keep in mind what happened in Kansas, which had the backing of the Kansas state attorney general. Yet in the end the state's attorney general lost!
Yes, the adult was younger but had been told to stop. The ACLU in its brief had also argued that if the 14-year old could give consent to sex with the adult there would have been no charges. So you can see the mentality of the ACLU as it represented the gay advocates of organizations such as GLAAD, maybe assisting at Penn State if Sandusky had said he was gay.
Let's flip the coin and say Sandusky was gay. Paterno, for reporting the event as required by the university yet staying silent to not judge, could have instead been a hero to the gay community, the progressive liberal university system, and the national liberal media.
Paterno was not a victim of protecting someone on his staff. He was a victim of not knowing where the benchmark for rules was anymore. Was Sandusky a pedophile or was he hiding he was gay? The difference in the way today's American society would have handled it would have been night and day. In fact, we don't even know if Sandusky was gay, maybe not wanting to admit it under any circumstances, thinking of the traditional family background he may have come from.
In a world where an evil politically-driven greedy governor is seen as an angel, appointed by a Marxist agenda-driven president to lead America's socialist health system with a kiss, what could any little person do working in a university environment driven by political correctness or corrective speech?
Have Americans already forgotten that it was the prestigious Princeton University in 1999 that hired Professor Peter Singer, who believed in sex with animals to teach Princeton's students? It was also Singer who believed that if a child was born abnormal, the parents should be allowed time to see if they wanted to keep it or dispose of it. What is the surprise? This is no longer the country of God Bless America or Sea to Shining Sea. That America no longer exists, as Dorothy would quickly find out if she landed in Kansas today with Toto.
Yet I guess at the same time nothing has really changed since Shakespeare, who observed that a rose by any other name is still a rose. But in today's America one rose would be put in jail while the other would lead diversity training.
While FOX News likes to lay claim to the no spin zone, the no spin zone expected Paterno to override Penn State University, when Paterno had done all he could other than simply quit in protest. Maybe he should have said more, but we don't live in the age anymore when Paterno's value system was being formed, a time when the National Education System (NEA) was concerned about children and their learning, not about union power using the Marxist fist as an icon.
Instead we live in an age when being gay can change the rules of sex with children, as NAMBLA's ideology becomes more and more acceptable to the society for consensual sex down to ten-years old. It is the same age where the leader of the NEA at its national convention in 2009 referred to conservative organizations that Paterno might have belonged to as bastards.
So say goodbye to Oz and the hope of its Yellow Brick Road.