by Mary Rupert
One of the most shocking statements at the candidate forum July 30 at the Kansas City Kansas Community College was made by Alvin Zahnter, a Republican for U.S. Senate from Russell, Kan.
In discussing the president’s executive orders, he alleged that money was going to America’s enemies and said, “It’s got to stop.” Zahnter said he would support impeachment.
“In fact I won’t be happy until what our country stands for, my constitution, has somebody hanged for this,” Zahnter said.
His remarks came on the same day that President Obama visited Kansas City, Mo., and called for federal lawmakers to “stop hating all the time.”
Zahnter, of Russell, Kan., was the only one of four candidates for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate who showed up at the forum. Earlier in the day, incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts, of Dodge City, Kan., and one of the opponents, Milton Wolf, of Leawood, Kan., were seen on news reports after a sidewalk meeting in Emporia, Kan., with Sen. Roberts declining to debate Wolf. Also running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate is D.J. Smith of Osawatomie, Kan.
Zahnter said he opposed executive orders. “These executive orders are not from we the people,” he said. He said the president was giving arms and federal money away to enemies through executive orders.
“We don’t give our money to our enemies,” Zahnter, a Vietnam veteran, said.
He said he was for term limits, for guns, and for medical marijuana.
In discussing immigration reform, Zahnter said the border should be shut down.
“We cannot take no more,” he said. “We can hardly feed our own, let alone, at the rate that they are breeding.”
“We’re multiplying too fast,” he said, adding that he does not support abortion after a certain term.
Zahnter, wearing a red, white and blue outfit, said, “God put me in this race one morning.”
“This is our country, and I plan to keep it our country,” he said. “My God, my state, my Bible and my flag. I’m here to fight and if you’re here to fight, let’s get it on.”
For more of the candidate’s comments, view the candidate forum on the KCKCC cable channel or on YouTube; see http://wyandottedaily.com/candidate-forum-to-be-shown-on-kckcc-cable-channel/