Category Archives: Kansas

One Nation Under God

While I’ve been studying the spiritual history of Kansas, one man stands out clearly.  President Dwight Eisenhower. He did many great things as president and was responsible for putting the words, “Under God” in our pledge of allegiance and signed the law to make “In God We Trust” our National motto.

At a Flag Day speech in 1954, he said, “In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America’s heritage and future; in this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country’s most powerful resource in peace and war.”

He also said, “Democracy is nothing in the world but a spiritual conviction, a conviction that each of us is enormously valuable, because of a certain standing before our God.  Now, any group that binds itself together to awaken all of us to these simple things…is, in my mind, a dedicated, patriotic group that can well take the Bible in one hand and the flag in the other, and march ahead.”

Kansans, we need to pray that our kids will be taught the true history about these hero’s of Kansas.

Click here to read an article on the Wallbuilders website written by David Barton about President Eisenhower and One Nation Under God:  http://www.wallbuilders.com/libissuesarticles.asp?id=105586

No State Tax To Help Hispanic Businesses

Last week Gov. Brownback came to Wichita to encourage Hispanics to develop and grow businesses.  Here is Kansas the Hispanic population is growing.

Kansas needs the Hispanic community to succeed, Brownback said. Hispanics make up 11 percent of the Kansas population and 16 percent of school-age children but, in the most recent count, just 2.4 percent of business owners.

We want to encourage the Hispanic community to grow, and we want you to grow here,” he said

Sharon Stuath owns a bilingual Wichita bookkeeping and tax service with more than 100 Hispanic business clients. She said she has been excited to tell her clients that they would have no state income tax bill this year. The tax break will give them money to buy more equipment or hire more people, she said. She believes it will drive economic development.

Ann Hoskinson, a California transplant who attended the forum, said she was encouraged by Brownback’s comments, saying she’d like to start a business that helps Hispanic businesses better market themselves.

The reason for her change? “Zero income taxes,” she said.

Read the article written by the Wichita Eagle here:

http://www.kansas.com/2013/10/23/v-print/3075039/brownback-to-hispanic-business.html