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What is Kansanity?

Welcome to Kansanity. Kansanity? Kansanity. I’ve spent a lot of time in the past years discussing events, culture, and politics. So much so, people have begun to ask me about doing something more formal with those thoughts. In consideration of those folks, I’m starting this site. So, what can you expect? Well, a little of this, and a little of that. I won’t post super frequently, probably, but I will post when necessary, to discuss not just issues affecting the nation and current events, but more specifically things that matter to Kansas and SEK as well (or so is my hope). On top of that, we’ll talk about how to talk about things – how to look at issues objectively, and how to solve problems.

See, one of my most common complaints is the quality of “leadership” we have as a nation. I put that in quotes because anyone that’s taken so much as a basic, introductory course on being a good leader or manager can tell you, what is happening at so many levels of our government is most decidedly not leadership. So we’ll look at that. Democrats and Republicans alike. We’ll talk about how to look past partisanship and learn that disagreeing on principles doesn’t make folks enemies. It doesn’t even make one right and one wrong. It just makes us different. And we can work with that.

This site is not about getting us to return to our conservative roots. It’s not about shaking things up into a liberal utopia. It will be about living. About getting along. And it will be a tool for critical thinking. I hope we can produce good, thoughtful conversation. I’ll be as plain with you as I can be, and will expect the same in return. I will try very, very hard to make clear the difference between fact and opinion, belief and direction. I’ll leave comments open – for now – on posts. If users won’t self moderate though, I’ll be upfront that I will be heavy-handed with moderation, because the goal of this place is to elevate conversation and teach people.

For now, sit back and relax. I’ll start a couple conversations in the coming days, and we’ll see what we can make of that together.