Sunday, September 30, 2018

Is Justin Adrian Morally Deficient?

Heck of a question.  First, we will say that, according to our justice system Mr. Adrian is innocent of the charges of having sex with a student until proven guilty (or he cops a plea).

Let's look at some items that will come up if he is guilty.  He was married in October 2015.  Three years ago.  If the charges are true then he cheated on his spouse.  Committed adultery.  Will his spouse stand by him?  Or will his spouse toss him to the curb?

What about the folks who supported Mr. Adrian in his campaign to represent Shawnee's Ward III on the city council?  What about DeSoto School Board member Kevin Makalous.  Does he feel betrayed?  As a member of a school board he must have some feelings about this situation. Or how about State Rep Shelee Brim?  Does she feel betrayed?  I invite them to send me any comments they might have, and I will post them here.  The below is for info regarding these two individuals and their support of Mr. Adrian in the last election.  Click on the image to enlarge it to make it easier to read.

And what about those folks who contributed money to his campaign?  Like the JoCo Democrat Organization and their central committee.  Or what about the other two city council members who were elected at the same time, Matt Zimmerman and Lindsey Constance.  Both contributed to Adrian's campaign.  And Constance is a teacher.  And there are others.  FYI, the list of donors is public record.

And we can't forget a former failed candidate for the Kansas State House, Marlys Shulda.  JoCo records show multiple campaign contributions to Adrian, But, in addition to that, she sent a letter to the Shawnee Dispatch which got published 10/30/17 on line and in the hard copy on 11/1.  Her letter can be read here.  There was a time when my favorite bird cage liner would not publish letters endorsing or criticizing candidates the week before the election.  Why?  Because the Dispatch is a weekly bird cage liner and that would not leave time for a response. In all fairness to all candidates, when the bird cage liner was a real newspaper they would have cutoffs for those kinds of letters.  What could I do?  No choice but to publish an open letter to Ms. Shulda on this blog.  That blog post can be viewed by clicking here.

Maybe some of you who donated to his campaign can get a refund?  Nahhh, not possible.  But, I would be especially interested in hearing from those in the education profession (active or retired) who donated to him.  BTW, that does include current Ward IV Representative Lindsey