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Letters to the Editor

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Letter: Suicide no joke
November 21, 2014
Lawrence is an aware, educated, progressive community where sensitivity and political correctness thrive. We have some of the most knowledgeable and compassionate social workers, teachers, health care professionals and law enforcement personnel that any city our size could hope for and expect. Why then does the underlying attitude that suicide is something to make light of prevail?
Letter: Not ‘marriage’
November 21, 2014
Don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against the LGBT community. They are, of course, going to get together with whomever they want and do whatever they want, but please don’t label it as “marriage”! Marriage is now, and always has been, a covenant between a man and a woman.
Letter: A house divided
November 19, 2014
In 1857 the U.S. Supreme Court decided the Dred Scott case. It told Northerners that slaveholders could keep slaves in free states. Most people in the North were outraged. Slavery was no longer distant; it had been delivered to their doorsteps. Slavery had been imposed upon them at home, in the communities where they lived. A political party instantly died, and a new one was born. Within a decade, Dred Scott would be reversed on the battlefields of the Civil War.
Letter: Have at it
November 19, 2014
Is the Brownback administration correct in assuming that you can fool most of the people most of the time? It seems so, according to the results of the 2014 election. It also seems to correctly assume that Kansas voters are disinterested in politics, undereducated, lazy,or just plain stupid. The results also seem to verify that conclusion.
Letter: Loving warning
November 19, 2014
I believe Mr. Lim (Nov. 11) missed the point concerning Mr. Burkhead and God. What loving parent or friend would not warn someone of impending calamity? Out of love, God reveals to us His blessed way of living. He knows when we stray from His ways that harm and death result. Out of love, Mr. Burkhead is willing to be misunderstood, ridiculed and despised because he aligns himself with God and God’s unchanging (not evolving) ways.
Letter: Voters speak
November 18, 2014
Recently some folks were wailing and gnashing their teeth over their candidates’ losses in the elections.  Boo-hoo. Perhaps the young college student should research the last three administrations’ history and find a year that state universities did not raise tuition.  She’ll soon realize that the higher education community is filled with folks who don’t feel as though they have to face the burden of economic downturn that the rest of us face.  The governor doesn’t raise tuition; the Kansas Board of Regents does and has been happy to do so many years in a row.
Letter: Budget fix
November 18, 2014
In Dolph Simons, Jr’s Saturday column, he waxes hopefully how Gov. Brownback might fix the broken fiscal state of Kansas he created.
Letter: Fair share
November 18, 2014
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 1 of the U. S. Constitution states, “The Congress shall have the Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the General Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.”
Letter: Important field
November 18, 2014
For those students who are not sure of their major, I suggest a new science called, neuroplasticity — DNA, chromosome 11, codes for protein “brain derived” neurotrophic factor (BDNF). This creates new neurons, activated by physical activity, caloric restriction, keto-genic diet and adding curcumin and omega 3 fat DHA to the diet. 
Letter: Ban lifted
November 15, 2014
The ban on gay marriage in the state of Kansas has been lifted by the U.S. Supreme Court! Equal protection for all LGBTs to marry will soon be the law of the U.S. 
Letter: God’s wrath
November 15, 2014
In the Nov. 10 Journal-World, Carl E. Burkhead’s letter claimed that God will bring a sharp rebuke to our country and that a part of the U.S. will be removed. He doesn’t know how or when it will happen. Mr. Burkhead can rest assured that God is already punishing the U.S. and we know where it is happening. Every year hundreds of millions of tons of precious topsoil are eroded from farms and washed down the Mississippi where, added to industrial pollutants, a huge dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico keeps growing.
Letter: Moment of grace
November 14, 2014
When my kids were little, their dad lost a battle to cancer. Years later, looking back, I see that moments of grace carried us. Whenever tempted to despair, memories of those moments of grace stop me. Regular people — never the ones I expected — showed up for us. Moments of grace are sustaining, eternal and timeless. They made all the difference for us.   
Letter: Concrete issue
November 14, 2014
The first time I toured the new rec center, the large number of cracks in the concrete was the first thing I noticed. Beyond the obvious question of how the omission of expansion joints occurred, I had a thought I wonder how many would agree with: Our government recently approved $2.4 billion for the creation of a new spacecraft to get people to the space station. Wouldn’t you like to see just a little of that money, talent, engineering, etc., go into inventing a concrete of asphalt-type product that actually lasts a little while?
Letter: Wicked concerns
November 11, 2014
I would hope the City Commission would think long and hard in making their decision whether to extend the proposed $300,000 loan guarantee to Wicked Broadband. Sure, it’s great to see competition in the market place and ,while I think local government should be involved in the debate, I didn’t come away with the proverbial “warm fuzzy” feeling after reading Chad Lawhorn’s article in Sunday’s paper.
Letter: Love thy neighbor
November 11, 2014
Since Carl E. Burkhead receives prophecies directly from God (Public Forum, Nov. 10), and we have now been warned that God will bring “a sharp rebuke” to America (for its evolving views on gay marriage and abortion) by an “abrupt cutting away” and removal of parts of this country, I would like Mr. Burkhead to tell God to begin the sharp rebuke by cutting away and removing all land and homes owned by disobedient Christians who do not “love thy neighbor as thyself.”

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