Thursday, January 11, 2018

Why Steve Alford And Daniel Cahill Allow Kansas To Steal Children

Kansas State Representative Steve Alford currently sits on the Kansas Child Welfare System Task Force, along with Judge Daniel Cahill.

I believe we have just discovered another reason why Kansas is destroying the future of its children.

Anti-pot Kansas lawmaker says black people ‘responded worst’ to drugs

TOPEKA, Kan. — A white Kansas state lawmaker arguing against the legalization of any use of marijuana suggested that it and other drugs were originally outlawed in part because blacks were "basically users" and "responded worst" to the drugs because of their "character makeup — their genetics and that."

State Rep. Steve Alford, a 75-year-old Republican from Ulysses, in the west of the state, made the comments Saturday during a public meeting at a hospital in Garden City. The Garden City Telegram first reported on the statement Monday and posted a video of it to YouTube.

Kansas is one of the few remaining states that haven't legalized some form of medical marijuana, including low-THC marijuana derivatives that can't get a user high. But the legalization question has been percolating in Kansas in recent years.

At the meeting, Alford referenced a time in the 1930s when marijuana was prohibited.

"What was the reason they did that?" he asked a crowd of about 60 people, none of whom were black. "One of the reasons why — I hate to say it — is the African Americans, they were basically users and they responded the worst off to those drugs. It's because of their character makeup — their genetics and that. And so basically what we're trying to do, is we're trying to do a complete reverse of the people not remembering what's happened in the past."

Asked about his remarks Monday by The Associated Press, Alford said: "I'm not going make any more remarks about that. To me, that's neutral. Basically, I got called a racist, which I'm really not, and it's just the way people — the interpretation of people. To me, I'm trying to look at what's really the best for Kansas."

Alford said the marijuana issue is very important to him because he believes it's a gateway drug that introduces users to other drugs.

"I'm really looking for the safety of the people of Kansas, the children of Kansas, the adults of Kansas," Alford said during a brief interview.

Resources         Agenda         Minutes         Report
Sen. Vicki Schmidt, Vice-chairperson
Sen. Barbara Bollier
Sen. Laura Kelly

Rep. Steve Alford, Chairperson  <======== Here he is!
Rep. Linda Gallagher
Rep. Jarrod Ousley 

Non-Legislative Members 
Gail Cozadd

Hon. Daniel Cahill <======= And here is Steve's buddy.
Mickey Edwards
Serena Hawkins
Alicia Johnson-Turner
Sandra Lessor
Katherine Melhorn
David Ohide
Mary Tye
Ashlyn Yarnell 

Ex Officio Members
Patricia Long
Gina Meier-Hummel
Rachel Marsh
Lindsey Stephenson

Kansas Legislative Research Dept. 
Robert Gallimore
Iraida Orr
Amy Deckard 

Office of Revisor of Statutes
Kyle Hamilton
Scott Abbott

Gary Deeter, Committee Assistant

Study the Child Welfare System in the State of Kansas
     2017 House Sub. for SB 126 directs the Secretary for Children and Families to establish a Child Welfare System Task Force to study the child welfare system in the State of Kansas. The bill directs the Task Force to convene working groups to study the following topics: the general administration of child welfare by the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF); protective services; family preservation; reintegration; foster care; and permanency placement. Additionally, the Task Force and each working group are directed to study the following topics:
  • The level of oversight and supervision by DCF over each entity that contracts with DCF to provide reintegration, foster care, and adoption services;
  • The duties, responsibilities, and contributions of state agencies, nongovernmental entities, and service providers that provide child welfare services in the State of Kansas;
  • The level of access to child welfare services, including, but not limited to, health and mental health services and community based services, in the State of Kansas;
  • The increasing number of children in the child welfare system and contributing factors;
  • The licensing standards for case managers working in the child welfare system; and
  • Any other topic the Child Welfare System Task Force or working group deems necessary or appropriate.
Approved Meeting Days: 6 days

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