Totalitarian dictators always consolidate their power by controlling the courts, the legislature, and the media. If they can do this, then they have a free ticket to do whatever they wish.
This seems to be the trend in Brownbackistan, formerly known as Kansas. Our governor and legislature want to change the selection of judges so they can control their selection. We have been brainwashed into electing legislators who are under the control of the governor rather than those who elected them, it seems. Now there is a move to control the media by limiting the “open meeting” laws that make the legislative process transparent to the public.
Media—you are our last line of defense! My fellow citizens, if you must fear something, be very afraid of losing your freedom—NOT to Washington and the federal government—BUT fear its loss at the hands of your state governor and legislature.