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Kansas is a state in the Midwestern United States. Its capital is Topeka and its largest city is Wichita. Kansas is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area. The tribe's name is often said to mean "people of the (south) wind" although this was probably not the term's original meaning. For thousands of years, what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison.

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 36.5° N — Longitude: 98° W

Area: 213,100 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: US-KS

Birthplace of

Vernon L. Smith, Vernon Lomax Smith, in Wichita, on 1 Jan 1927

Home To

Libertarian Party of Kansas, Wichita

Measures of Freedom

Freedom in the 50 States 2015-2016 | Kansas | Cato Institute
2014: Overall rank: 16, fiscal policy rank: 33, regulatory policy rank: 4, personal freedom rank: 24, economic freedom rank: 17
LP State-by-State Membership Numbers [PDF], Libertarian Party News, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 165


The Roots of Individualist Feminism in 19th-Century America, by Wendy McElroy
Introduction to Freedom, Feminism, and the State, a collection of 22 essays edited by McElroy
When the U.S. Deputy Marshall arrived in the small town of Valley Falls, Kansas, to arrest the staff of Lucifer, the co-editor, E.C. Walker, was nowhere to be found. He was already lodged in the Oskaloosa County Jail in the cell next to Lillian Harman, Moses Harman's 16-year-old daughter. The couple had been imprisoned for their non-state, non-church marriage of September 1886 ... In March 1887, the Kansas Supreme Court upheld this decision. In a contradictory ruling, the court held that the common-law marriage was legal but nevertheless punishable for violation of the marriage license statute.
The think tank boom, by Peter Orvetti, Libertarian Party News, Feb 2000
Discusses the proliferation of state-level "libertarian/conservative think tanks" between 1985-2000, the activities in pursuit of their goals and various examples and quotes from some of the public policy organizations
Even brand-new think tanks are playing a role: The Kansas Public Policy Institute was just founded in 1996, but is already taking on an issue of national significance, said President Bob L. Corkins. "Our major project involves reforming the $8 billion state and local government pension system into a 401k-style retirement program," he said. "Not only is it an enormous state issue; as Kansas and other states succeed in this effort, we set the example for Congress to follow in reforming Social Security.

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Kansas" as of 31 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.