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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Books or food?

November 23, 2013

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To the editor:

Well, isn’t Gov. Brownback the modern day Marie Antoinette?! “Let them eat books throughout the winter of Kansas,” he spat. An awesome disgorgement of hatred and bile.

Sarah Karl, McLouth

Comments

Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 1 month ago

Forgive me but I can't see the connection between the link and the letter. Did Governor Brownback actually say the words that are in quotes, or is this something that Sarah imagines he might have said. The letter is extremely short and we really need more context in order to understand this. I would appreciate it if you could do this, Sarah.

Bob Smith 1 year, 1 month ago

Where have I seen that link before? Oh yeah, right here on this award-winning website, dozens of times.

Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 1 month ago

You don't have to choose between food and books. There is a building downtown with many, many books that you can check out for free. It is called the Library. You would be surprised what you can learn there....for free.

Fred Mertz 1 year, 1 month ago

Books are only good if you can read. Many kids today cannot read.

Brownback wanting to increase literacy is a good thing except for taking money intended to help poor people. They cannot learn to read if they don't have food to eat. Food first, reading second.

Larry Sturm 1 year, 1 month ago

How can children learn if they are always hungry? Throw away the food and give them books to eat.

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