Letters to the Editor

To submit a letter to the editor, please email your submission to letters@ljworld.com or mail it to Box 888, Lawrence KS 66044. Letters should be 250 words or less, be of public interest and should avoid libelous language. The Journal-World reserves the right to edit letters, as long as viewpoints are not altered. Letters must bear the name, address and telephone number of the writer.

Letter to the editor: Evidence of stupidity

To the editor: At his super-secret summit with Vladimir Putin, Donald J. Trump blamed the poor relations between Russia and the U.S. on U.S. “stupidity.” Get this straight: The president of the United States called we, the people, stupid. And I guess he must be right because we are still ...

Letter to the editor: Restore the flag

To the editor: KU’s decision to censor (by moving) artwork featuring what appears to be a paint-spattered American flag represents a stunning retreat from the school’s mission. Furthermore, the elected officials who first demanded the censorship demonstrate a profound distrust in the ...

Letter to the editor: Terrible display

To the editor: I sent the following to KU Chancellor Douglas Girod. Dear Chancellor Girod: Sir, on behalf of the 25,000 members of the Kansas American Legion, and on behalf of all veterans who have served this great country, we are offended and appalled at the display of a desecrated flag at ...

Letter to the editor: Check your health

To the editor: The TV said that more than one-third of the seniors are getting to be diabetic and don’t even know it. The way this can be avoided is for the senior to have lab tests done free with Medicare at their yearly physical. That way the problem can be fixed before it gets too ...

Letter to the editor: Take a stand

To the editor: I’m embarrassed and angry beyond explanation after Trump’s support of believing Putin did not meddle in the 2016 election. He committed an act of treason in public stating he believes Putin. Rather than go into a further diatribe about that topic, I have a plea. My plea ...

Letter to the editor: No mural on library

To the editor: On the question of private art on public property: A large public building is more than just an enclosure to serve a public need; it is itself a work of public art. The architect is both engineer and artist, and the Lawrence Public Library has both utility value and aesthetic ...

Letter to the editor: Agree all around

To the editor: Your opinion page for Tuesday, July 17, 2018, contained two editorials and two letters with which I wholeheartedly agree! “Kobach Shows His Unfitness” is spot on as Kansans can ill afford four years of Kris Kobach after enduring seven years of Sam Brownback. Likewise, in ...

Letter to the editor: Put out more flags?

To the editor: The governor’s response to the flag controversy — to put more flags on display around the Statehouse in Topeka — brings to mind Evelyn Waugh’s early novel of World War II, “Put Out More Flags.” Rich young men, seeing opportunities in government employment on the ...

Letter to the editor: Politics as usual

To the editor: Thanks to Keith Wood for his incisive letter calling out our posturing politicians (Journal-World, July 13). Unfortunately the charade goes on, louder and sleazier. Calling on the Boy Scouts to destroy a ‘work of art,’ because the governor disapproves! How low can you ...

Letter to the editor: Community spirit?

To the editor: We are told that the controversial flag at KU is one of 14 commissioned by a New York organization called Creative Time for its ironically named “Pledges of Allegiance.” As reported by the Journal-World on July 13, the flag project “‘aims to inspire a sense of community ...

Letter to the editor: Veteran disagrees

To the editor: In your July 13 article “Regents president ‘thankful’ to see flag artwork removed at KU,” you reported that Steve Watkins, a combat veteran, found the artwork “disrespectful to military members.” I, too, am a military veteran who served during the Vietnam era. I ...

Letter to the editor: Westar questions

To the editor: Reading that Terry Basham of Evergy — who is now Westar Energy’s new leader — is reportedly launching a program that he calls “a powerful economic development tool” that will allow businesses access to wind energy, it seems to me like what Basham is really trying to do ...

Letter to the editor: Protect free speech

To the editor: Since coming to the University of Kansas in 1967, I have known its campus always to have been a site where a wide diversity of opinions could be expressed in many ways. Over time, KU’s open campus has inspired marches, poster displays, art works and read-outs. Diverse speakers ...

Letter to the editor: Keep it on display

To the editor: Hey, KU Spencer Museum of Art, don’t let the flag wavers prevail. Keep “Untitled (Flag 2)” on display. Maybe some of those so angry about it will get the message. Barbara Duke, Lawrence

Letter to the editor: Enough ranting

To the editor: Tom Keegan of the Journal-World continues his onslaught against KU’s football coach. It is the worst of what pretends to be journalism. A journalist is supposed to set out the facts of the story and not try to make the story or be the story. Keegan has become little more than ...

Letter to the editor: There’s a difference

To the editor: As a fellow registered Republican, I would like to respond to Keith M. Wood. I almost completely agree with his letter “Protect Free Speech.” It was disheartening to see two GOP candidates pressure KU into viewpoint discrimination. My one small disagreement is with Mr. ...

Letter to the editor: Defacing the library

To the editor: I attended the meeting of the Lawrence City Commission on July 10 and watched in dismay as the commission decided that groups promoting a message that the commission agrees with will be allowed to paint murals on the Lawrence Public Library. Even the lead artist of this Womxn of ...

Letter to the editor: Flag move is fascist

To the editor: I am disgusted that the University of Kansas caved in to the governor of Kansas and local GOP politicians in removing the American flag artwork. There is freedom of speech and there is academic freedom and both are protected by the First Amendment. Flag desecration, like it or ...

Letter to the editor: Hostility toward religion

To the editor: In a recent editorial, Patrick Miller asks, “does the State choose a system where one citizen has the license to limit another citizen’s rights?” Miller is concerned about the passage of the Adoption Protection Act, which affirms the right of faith-based adoption and ...