Letters to the Editor

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Letter: Mail-ballot fan
January 31, 2015
I just voted in the election for sales tax approval in Leavenworth County. I did this from the comfort and privacy of my own home. I know of several school districts that have used this approach for bond issues with great success.
Letter: Rights have limits
January 31, 2015
Some Kansas legislators and “gun-rights” groups are currently trying to enact what they call “constitutional carry” (SB45).  It’s a twisted use of “constitutional,” even for Kansas’ ruling faction, as the bill intends to “correct” (or rather erase) the Constitution’s Second Amendment words about “a well-regulated militia.”
Letter: Go Red
January 31, 2015
Women are strong. We are smart. We solve problems. Women can do anything men can do. And, there are some things we’re even better at: dying of heart disease and stroke.
Letter: Deficit trends
January 29, 2015
In support of his opinion that President Obama did not tell the “whole story” at Kansas University or in the State of the Union address, the author of the Saturday Column blithely refers to “discouraging numbers, such as the massive and growing national debt.” The intended implication is that President Obama is responsible for these discouraging numbers.
Letter: Footballs?
January 28, 2015
The latest national news media orgy is about footballs. Yes, someone or something (aliens?) got the pressure wrong in the footballs. Hmmmm….
Letter: Editorial orders?
January 28, 2015
During the past forever, editor Simons has made a tremendous effort to present and sell his dream for America. He made it clear that he intends to spend his ink hammering home his concerns and goals for those identified as “gullible” Americans.
Letter: Climate politics
January 28, 2015
Elected officials should take action on climate change this year. The simplest solution is a tax on carbon at the well, mine and port of entry. Then take those federally collected proceeds and return them equally to each citizen as a check, just like the citizens of Alaska get from the big oil companies. So we need a carbon fee and dividend to shield citizens from resulting higher energy costs.  
Letter: Shakespeare slight
January 28, 2015
Kansas University was once known as “the Harvard of the Plains.” As a longtime subscriber to the Journal-World, as well as a longtime professor of English at KU (now retired), I cannot help observing a steady stream of new administrators or new administrative titles to present faculty — titles and positions which carry connotations of distinction, which may well be deserved.
Letter: Unknown?
January 28, 2015
Regarding “KU researchers make wild find,” (Journal-World, Jan. 26) one wonders how a species of lizard, whose habitat is near the densely populated city of Manila and is sold in Manila pet shops, can be said to be “previously unknown.”
Letter: Trust issue
January 27, 2015
Regarding the email from Wicked Broadband’s co-owner to two city commissioners essentially offering them 1,184 election votes in exchange for their pro-broadband vote: 
Letter: Library buzzing
January 27, 2015
I am writing to refute Ed White’s negative opinion of the city’s investment in the new library. First, a library isn’t a store, it’s an organism which grows and changes with time. Since opening, this library buzzes with life!
Letter: ‘Pot’ success
January 27, 2015
I felt the need to respond to the recent letter from Ken Meyer, whose arguments lost credibility when he stated that “Colorado’s estimated tax revenue from liberalized pot policies did not pan out so well.” The truth is that since “pot” was legalized there in 2014, Colorado collected about $45.4 million through Oct. 14 (the most recent figures available) from recreational pot sales.
Letter: Politicized courts
January 27, 2015
Of course the courts in Kansas are being politicized. They chose to do that to themselves by asserting political power over the other two political branches of government.
Letter: Brownback hypocrisy
January 24, 2015
In his State of the State address, Gov. Sam Brownback told the Legislature he is bold; the same day, by leading the Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration march in Topeka, he showed the world he is a shameless hypocrite.
Letter: Life-changing class
January 24, 2015
The Jan. 17 Saturday Column by Dolph Simons Jr. was right on point.