To the editor:
On Sept. 2, the Journal-World carried an article about the Kansas Chamber of Commerce holding a fundraiser for Republican gubernatorial candidate Sam Brownback.
My dictionary defines “business” as “commercial or mercantile activity.” I thought that was the purpose of the chamber of commerce. Also my dictionary defines “chamber of commerce” as being a promotion of commercial and industrial interest in the community, and “commerce” as an exchange or buying and selling of commodities. What type of commodity is Sen. Brownback, and how much does he cost?
On Sept. 4, the Journal-World carried an article about Lawrence being named the top town for triathlons. The Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau seemed to be responsible for this very positive rating. I would think that this would be what the chamber of commerce would be about. They were not mentioned.