Letters to the Editor

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Letter: Flawed argument
November 26, 2014
This letter is in regards to the Robert Cook letter of Nov. 21. There are many gay-haters in the state of Kansas. Mr. Cook’s reasons against gay marriage are flawed and illogical.
Letter: China, carbon tax
November 26, 2014
The agreement that President Obama made with China is more about results to be achieved than how to achieve them.  EPA regulations have been the main tool used so far, but that is like using a hammer to drive a screw.
Letter: Another project?
November 26, 2014
My husband and I have lived in Lawrence for 32 years and own property. We love it here. We voted in favor of the library and the police headquarters. There are many schools and public recreation centers with nice facilities all over town in addition to the glorious new library and Rock Chalk Park. How can Lawrence possibly need more for middle school students? What kind of fundraising study was done for the Boys & Girls Club?
Letter: Historical parallel
November 25, 2014
Suppose it’s 1967 in the South and the term “marriage” refers to a nuptial contract between a man and a woman of the same race. But then the Supreme Court says mixed race marriages are OK. But suppose some Southern gentleman says it’s still not a valid marriage. And he says he resents being called a bigot. To prove he’s not, the gentleman presents some plausible historical data showing that mixed race unions have never been “marriages” in the South.
Letter: Smear campaign
November 25, 2014
He brought destruction to Kansas government and a fiscal catastrophe to Topeka. How did Sam Brownback get re-elected? Was it the money spent on his behalf, the unpopularity of Obama, benefit from the Roberts campaign, the Republican campaign effort, anti-Lawrence sentiment among the yahoos in western Kansas — or the World Series?
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.