Paul Ibbetson


Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson is a former Chief of Police of Cherryvale, Kansas, and member of the Montgomery County Drug Task Force. Paul received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Criminal Justice at Wichita State University, and his PhD. in sociology at Kansas State University. Paul is the author of several books and is also the radio host of the Kansas Broadcasting Association’s 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 award winning, Conscience of Kansas airing across the state.

Most Recent Articles by Paul Ibbetson:

Strippergate 98 and Paul Davis: Observations from the Scene

Oct 15, 2014 — Paul Ibbetson

Strippergate 98 and Paul Davis: Observations from the Scene

Kansas voters will soon go to the polls and decide who they want to govern our state for the next four years.  The question is what criteria will be used to fill this position? While economic issues such as business, jobs, and taxes always weigh heavily in our state, Kansans, more often than not, attempt to find leadership through people of faith and good moral values.


Topeka, Kansas, Unified School District 501 Places Sexual Deviancy on Its Curriculum

Nov 25, 2011 — Paul Ibbetson

What part should schools play in the personal development of our children? Most parents naturally expect teachers and administrative staff to assist their children in learning important skills like reading, writing, and arithmetic, but we now know a child’s development goes far beyond the basics at school.


Tea Party Numbers Grow As Presidential Election Nears

Nov 18, 2011 — Paul Ibbetson

Barack Obama has clearly earned his day of reckoning with the American people. That should happen at the polls on Election Day 2012. Yet one important question appears, will the American people actually show up to send this President packing? The growing dissent over the President’s initiatives and programs are now reflected in most American opinion polls.


What Ray Stevens Told Me

Nov 9, 2011 — Paul Ibbetson

It was in the mid-1970s on a typical summer evening that I first learned about Ray Stevens. I was with my family in the Southeast Kansas town of Independence, and we were preparing to enjoy a nice leisurely dinner at the local Pizza Hut.


The True Killers of School Spirit: Notre Dame and the Whining Irish

Oct 28, 2011 — Paul Ibbetson

There are times in life when it must seem that one just cannot get a break. The city of Chapman, Kansas, and its school district must very well feel that way today. This small Kansas school was devastated by a tornado back in 2008. Despite the overwhelming destruction to the school wrought by the massive tornado, students and officials alike rallied behind school chants of the “fighting Irish!” depicted by their fighting leprechaun, and worked to rebuild their beloved school and future.


The “Occupy” Groups Shield Obama

Oct 13, 2011 — Paul Ibbetson

In recent days there have been a number of groups popping up across the nation going by the moniker “Occupy.” Whether it is Occupy Wall Street or Occupy Kansas City in Kansas, these protest groups claim that they represent the majority of U.S. citizens. They are worthy of examination and analysis for their motives.


A Sinful Decision Made in Lawrence, Kansas

Oct 7, 2011 — Paul Ibbetson

City officials have just passed the most liberal pro-homosexual bill in Kansas history, well almost. In reality, they are the second city to pass an anti-discrimination ordinance that makes individuals with gender-identity issues part of a protected class. The city of Manhattan, Kansas, recently passed a very similar ordinance on a liberal 3-2 vote in the City’s Council. Despite heavy citizen opposition, the Manhattan ordinance went into effect, and it took an election that put Tea Party conservative candidates in office for that ordinance to be repealed. Lawrence, Kansas will now go down a similar road, and reap the negative whirlwind that Manhattan, Kansas, narrowly avoided.


Alert! EPA Monster Sighted in Kansas

Sep 29, 2011 — Paul Ibbetson

In the current GOP 2012 presidential debates, all the Republican candidates have voiced the need to drastically re-structure the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under the current EPA director, Lisa Jackson, the Obama administration is unleashing on the country the most comprehensive and far-reaching environmental regulations ever seen.


Thank Goodness for NFL Football!

Sep 17, 2011 — Paul Ibbetson

National League Football may be nothing more than temporary escape for the average America when we must face the rigors of our country’s economic crisis, but it helps.


America’s Job Status: Unemployed

Sep 8, 2011 — Paul Ibbetson

Need a job? How about a job that pays the bills? These questions no longer apply to isolated parts of the country that have faced natural disasters or workers displaced by ENRON-type white collar criminal activity. In America, finding substantive work and keeping it has now become a national question of importance to everyone. For a growing number of people, the answer from the business world to the question of employment has been, “We are not hiring at this time.”


Through Greed and Communism the Dream is Lost: The Martin Luther King Washington Monument

Sep 1, 2011 — Paul Ibbetson

Opportunities to do good are lost every day. Either through apathy, stupidity, or unfortunately sometimes, bad intentions, situations where good can be done are not only lost, but are replaced with something that is detrimental to society.


Heathens at the Gate: Homosexual Advocacy Group Protests Christian College in Kansas

Aug 24, 2011 — Paul Ibbetson

Low-brow activity, dirty deeds done by daylight, these can only be the beginnings of the words needed to describe the strong-arm tactics of homosexual activists here in the state of Kansas.


Barack Obama: The “Historic” One-Term President

Aug 17, 2011 — Paul Ibbetson

As Republican presidential candidates file in and out of contention and Americans wait to see the final line-up of GOP contenders for 2012, Barack Obama stands in the left’s corner alone. The question is: just how alone is the Democratic Party’s golden politician from 2008, the man Oprah Winfrey called “The One.”


The Kansas Conservative Movement: A Realization of Power and Responsibility

Aug 10, 2011 — Paul Ibbetson

If you have ever watched a “super hero” movie you will hear at some point the cautionary warning that, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Those are wise words indeed but what if an individual doesn’t know that he or she has a unique power worthy of being considered “super,” let alone the responsibility that goes along with it? Thus enter the people of the state of Kansas.


Man-made Global Warming: Convert the Children, Change the World

Aug 4, 2011 — Paul Ibbetson

If you want to create a movement that will encapsulate a nation over time, the majority of your propaganda resources are best allocated toward changing the hearts and minds of the children, not the adults. This tactic is a viciously well-known and time-tested strategy of dictatorships worldwide. During the rise and reign of Adolf Hitler, no other target of Nazi propaganda took higher priority than Germany’s youth. As early as 1937, 97 percent of all teachers belonged to the National Socialist Teachers’ Union and the “created facts” within the textbooks in Nazi schools were a reflection of the mindset that Nazi Germany wished its children to carry into the future.


Sister Wives: The Concubines of the Cult of Kody Brown

Jul 22, 2011 — Paul Ibbetson

If you want to see another blatant example of social activism at the expense of traditional marriage, go no further than The Learning Channel (TLC). Part of TLC’s knowledge-enhancing program lineup is the show featuring polygamist Kody Brown and his ever-growing, Utah-based harem of “Sister Wives.” The show is spun as a unique look at a non-traditional family that faces the same struggles as regular folks and manages to make it through life with strong bonds of love and respect. That sounds really nice doesn’t it? The truth of this dysfunctional group and their attempts at TV stardom are much darker, and much more dangerous to traditional American culture.


Gay Marriage: Cambridge, Massachusetts Pays Stipends to Gay Couples

Jul 15, 2011 — Paul Ibbetson

As reported by Johanna Kaiser in the Associated Press, the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has decided to pull $33,000 in city funds to pay stipends to city employees who are currently in a homosexual marriage. The rationale behind the redistribution of funds is said to be a defrayment for federal taxes that married homosexual couples employed by the city must pay on the value of their health benefits. Unlike traditional married couples, homosexual city employees who have been designated as “married” in the gay-marriage-friendly state of Massachusetts, do not qualify for standard spousal tax deferrals. The city of Cambridge will be the first community to advance gay marriage from simple legal recognition to financial reward. Who will pay for this liberal social experiment? Mostly the funds will come from heterosexuals.


Political Bumper Stickers: Be Kind To Your Vehicle’s Backside

Jul 7, 2011 — Paul Ibbetson

Bumper stickers—we see them every day in almost every form. Sit for a few minutes at a stoplight and you literally see almost every form of human expression slapped across the chrome, and more often plastic bumpers of the vehicles of this nation. The political season is without a doubt a bumper sticker bonanza for the dealers of these sticky examples of free speech. There is almost an endless variety of quips, jabs and simply political low blows that can be affixed conveniently to the backside of your conveyance for other drivers to view in the wake of daily travels. With such awesome sticker possibilities, the question is whether or not we should reflect on the responsibility that comes with politicizing our street-bound chariots.


Why All Issues Are Social Issues

Jun 29, 2011 — Paul Ibbetson

The push continues in the political arena to minimize what have commonly been designated social issues and replace them with what are advertised as the more pressing issues of the day. The economy has grown to be the number one factor of importance in the American people’s mind and if we are not careful, the American people may vote for the first presidential candidate that promises better future economic times. The economy is truly a critical issue but what is more critical is how we will judge the criteria for selecting those who will govern this country and just who we believe will ultimately take care of our nation’s current economic dilemma.


Testosterone vs. Estrogen: Feminists examine evil and good

Jun 22, 2011 — Paul Ibbetson

The current mentality forwarded today is that feminists don’t bash men. That’s just something angry males say when faced with the undeniable logic forwarded by the women’s movements. If you are a reasonable male and wish to avoid an argument you will keep your eyes forward and just nod in agreement.