Letters to the Editor

Unhealthy society

October 18, 2011


To the editor:

In my frequent walks over the Kaw River bridge, I have noticed that the overwhelming number of men bent over jackhammers all day long appear to be Hispanic and at least some don’t understand much English.

It occurred to me that these are the very people Kris Kobach doesn’t want to vote. Not that they are necessarily undocumented. But they would likely just vote for politicians who would promise to fix more bridges so that they and their relatives could keep their back-breaking jobs at the expense of taxpayers like me.

Bridges. We don’t need no stinking bridges! We should go back to paddling across the Kaw like the people — the ones our immigrant ancestors “obtained” this land from – might have done at minimal government expense. Of course, Kobach and Brownback only want to lead us back to the 1950s, when women and darker-skinned people were second-class citizens and there was prosperity – for some.

Or we could look for leaders who will encourage us to pay our share for a fairer, smarter and more responsible society instead of the kind of fakers who hope we’ll just hide in front of our expensive, flat-screened TVs, blaming everybody else for problems we’re too selfish or too cheap to try to fix.

Resources and workers are available. Only the will to decide to pay what’s necessary for a healthy society is lacking.


Liberty275 2 years, 5 months ago

I was too busy looking at the bras to notice anyone working on the bridge.


JustNoticed 2 years, 6 months ago

We know he is a communist because his last name is hyphenated.


jayhawxrok 2 years, 6 months ago

Of course the far right doesn't want people to vote, even preacherman Huckabee told a crowd in Ohio to tell all their friends to vote for the bill to screw the labor unions and if their friends aren't voting for it, "do what you can to keep them from voting. Let the air out of their tires, tell them voting day has changed or the voting place has moved, do whatever you have to do to keep them from voting."

Of course today he'll say it's a joke.

The GOP is the joke and a bad one.


labmonkey 2 years, 6 months ago

Dear liberals and conservatives... you are both right in the fact that illegal immigrants are in fact breaking the law as well as the people who hire them are breaking the law. Instead punishing one or the other, how about we punish both? Deport the illegal immigrant, and fine the hell out of the person who hired them. How hard is it to recognize that both sides are right?


Abdu Omar 2 years, 6 months ago

He, who shall, so shall he who.


pace 2 years, 6 months ago

The ones who can not understand the letter, too bad, go to night school. Of course you might not like reading and stuff. We are letting corporations give our jobs to illegal workers, we don't require them be legal bosses. The illegal bosses would prefer to hire local legal workers if the local legal workforce can just be pushed into the same salary and work standards they have established for illegal workers. It is wrong to convert American workers into a third world situation by tolerating corporations and industries to hire illegally. I say, don't deport the illegal workers they will just be ferried back by the industries. Jail the illegal bosses.


FalseHopeNoChange 2 years, 6 months ago

Seeing empty bras will do this to some dudes.


BornAgainAmerican 2 years, 6 months ago

Bert Haverkate-Ens is probably a card carrying member of OWS. If not he is missing his calling. This LTE is not only a waste of newspaper space, but a waste of the time it takes to read it.


mustrun80 2 years, 6 months ago

These letters are just incoherent liberal rants now.

Nice how Bert judges people based on their skin color and nationality, and knows from this how they think and vote. Stereotype much Bert?

If the new talking point from Obama is "uhh, fix the bridges" - which they claim is a urgent safety responsibility - why didn't Obama get these fixed the first two years when he had a democratic congress and right after he got into office?

Could it be, possibly, political pandering? Nahh.


Brock Masters 2 years, 6 months ago

The letter writer is obviously someone who judges others by the color of their skin and assumes what is in their heart by their occupation and perceived nationality.

He also has excellent hearing because from his car and over the noise of the jackhammers he can tell from the color of their skin they don't understand English. Wow, is all I can say


its_just_math 2 years, 6 months ago

I sat in traffic for 20 minutes from the car wash on n 3rd to 6th st due to those jack-hammering Kobach and Brownback undermining jackhammerererererers. You go Beeeerttttt!


Mike Gerhardt 2 years, 6 months ago

Can anyone make sense out of this letter?


Abdu Omar 2 years, 6 months ago

I think it is time that the Journal World start to discard letters to the editor that don't make sense or is incoherent. I can't figure out what this guy is talking about. Yes, there are men who run jack hammers and they, if they are US Citizens, have the right to vote. Who knows who they will vote for? It is supposed to be a private thing, this voting, isn't it?


ksrush 2 years, 6 months ago

Dude I don't know what you're taking - but I want some. Do you see lots of colors too ?


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