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    Rod Haxton, editor

Court jester is serving his king

It’s one thing to be a loyal political subject, as Congressman Roger Marshall has proven to be for the Trump monarchy.

But when that loyalty makes one appear completely ignorant - or simply makes that ignorance more apparent - it might be time to reconsider to what extent one is willing to play the fool in the name of this president.

Marshall has proven his obedience to Trump with his shifting position on the border wall and his ability to turn a blind eye to the treatment of refugees at the border with Mexico, even after making a trip to see what’s happening first-hand.

However, Marshall’s willingness to gloss over the economic plight facing farmers in the largest agricultural district in the nation is a disservice to those he’s been elected to represent. In fact, following a recent visit to northwest Kansas, Marshall says he saw a level of “optimism that I hadn’t seen in awhile.”

Obviously, he didn’t walk into the local Co-ops to see the latest market prices, and he must have overlooked the large piles of unsold grain being stored in bunkers and we will presume he didn’t accompany any farmer who was visiting with his local banker for a loan extension.


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