Letters to the Editor

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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.”
Letter: Angry at results
November 11, 2014
The news of Brownback’s re-election in the governor’s race hit me so hard I yelled out loud. Better than shedding tears. A dictatorial governor hitting education, services, health care, state financial health for starters, none for the good — and a lockstep legislature to enact this governor’s policies. This extremist governor and a certain Baptist sect in Topeka have most unflatteringly put Kansas on the map. Once again, Kansas voters have failed to put a good man in Paul Davis into the office of governor of this state. What a loss to all of us.
Letter: Phones at the polls
November 10, 2014
It was bound to happen, and on Tuesday (Election Day) it did. Cell phones blaring in the voting area like fireworks on the 4th of July. Come on, people, can’t you exist for ten minutes without contact with another person? 
Letter: Meals event
November 10, 2014
On behalf of the Lawrence Meals on Wheels’ board of directors, staff and, most importantly, clients, I want to thank all the Lawrence businesses and individuals who helped make the Lawrence Meals on Wheels 2014 Signature Settings Charity Auction a huge success. We have raised almost $39,000 towards our goal of $43,000 this year!
Letter: College voters
November 10, 2014
Sam Brownback is the worst thing that has happened to the state of Kansas since Bleeding Kansas in the 1800s. He has destroyed the state. His administration has cost everyday Kansans thousands of dollars. I, myself, am a freshman at Kansas University. This election was the first general election I could vote in. As soon as I was eligible to register to vote, I did. I did not want to be the person who sat back and watched Kansas fall to shreds. I wanted to help make a change happen.