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: Vegetarian theme

To the editor:TV host Glenn Beck and other stalwarts of the Christian right have attacked the recent blockbuster “Noah” as being “pro-animal” and unfaithful to the Bible. Well, yes and no. The film is both pro-animal and faithful to the Bible, at least to the Book of Genesis, our only ...

Letter: One and done

To the editor:March madness is with us, and with that phenomenon, comes the notice that some of the member of the teams are “one and done.” The media are filled with great praise for these wunderkind who bounce basketballs. Rivals, an organization that purports to rank these highly touted ...

Letter: Obamacare benefits

To the editor:I have to say I am amazed! I talked to a friend about Obamacare and he said, “Last month, I was paying  $760 a month for a (catastrophic) policy. Thanks to ACA, I pay less than $10 a month for a silver policy with a $10 co-pay. And I save $9,000 a year.” I myself tried last ...

Letter: Hitler, Putin

To the editor:In 1938, Hitler as a pretext for Germany’s right to acquire land where German-speaking people lived, invaded and enveloped neighboring Austria and Czechoslovakia which rapidly became World War II.Russian Leader, Vladimir Putin, recently took this page from Hitler’s war book to ...

Letter: Really ‘shameful’

To the editor:Just where has the editor of this fine paper been for two years? His March 24 editorial uses the deceptive Toyota statements to drag out the GOP’s favorite “dead horses:” Benghazi, the IRS and Fast and Furious, and then implies that the White House responses to those ...

Letter: Oread issues

To the editor:The recent editorial regarding possible liquor license violations at the Oread Hotel make people suspicious about the community benefit of this project that was supported by the KU provost’s office and the KU Alumni Association. Are these institutions still supporting the way ...

Letter: Taxing hate

To the editor:So Uncle Fred is dead. Just kidding; he wasn’t my uncle, thank God, literally.There seems to be lack of a clear explanation as to why he was excommunicated from his own church, at the last minute, so I’ll venture a guess: property, inheritance, money, not redemption from his ...

Letter: Tax misuse

To the editor:I was shocked to read of the The Cave bar located in the Oread Hotel building, its blatant promotion of irresponsible alcohol abuse and its possible liquor license violations.  What disturbs me most, however, is learning that a tax financing district covers this noxious bar use. ...

Letter: No heart

To the editor:What is wrong with us? When my mother was in her 90s, we respected her decision to stay in her home with her memories. She knew where everything was, and took care of her home very well. We knew that if she were forced to move she would become disoriented. The move would shorten ...

Letter: Lies and deceit

To the editor:I’m tired of all the GOP lies and deceit. For example, the Republicans say there is too much government, but guess who added Homeland Security and Medicare Part D? How about security? Who was on watch when the biggest failure in national security — 9/11 — occurred?And the ...

Letter: Suppressed vote

To the editor:Federal District Judge Eric Melgren’s ruling supports Secretary Kobach’s determination to suppress the vote! We have now opened a war on voters who are inclined to vote for Democratic candidates by giving states the right to institute modern “Jim Crow” laws denying ...

Letter: ‘The bad times’

To the editor:Construction on the South Lawrence Trafficway has begun. Recently, a 90-year-old acquaintance of mine passed on. She was taken away from her parents to three different Indian boarding schools, including Haskell, as a child in the 1930s.She was at the tail end of the bad times. The ...

Letter: Senior drivers

To the editor:Aging drivers, 70 and over, are safer than before, according to a 2014 Insurance Institute of Highway Safety study. Yet senior drivers insurance rates are based on statistics that are false. Older drivers are scammed because of lies. Why doesn’t somebody do something about ...

Letter: One and done

To the editor:Sadly the mighty Jayhawk’s season has come to an end. The picture of Andrew Wiggins trying to hold on to the ball surrounded by his opponents says a lot, but his statements and near constant moniker of “one and done” say more. This year’s team had so much talent, and if ...

Letter: Energy attack

To the editor:The Kansas Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) are under attack. The arguments advanced to repeal these standards, which require major utility companies to have the capacity to produce up to 20 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020, are pitifully weak.First, ...

Letter: Life-saving data

To the editor:For more than 30 years, my career has focused on understanding and improving how people work together to promote community health and development. Good data is the starting point for change. In Kansas, our infant mortality rate is higher than the national rate. There has been some ...

Letter: Healthy eating

To the editor:After several months of crippling snowstorms and flooding, I really look forward to spring weather, green grass and flowers in bloom.The advent of spring is also a great opportunity to turn over a new leaf on our dietary and exercise habits. In fact, I’ve been told that hundreds ...

Letter: KU fee decision

To the editor:I welcome Kansas University’s Student Senate decision to end the $25-per-semester fee to help fund the athletic department. The fact that our public-funded university rarely shows KU basketball games on the public airwaves has got to play a role in this decision by the KU ...

Letter: Board needed

To the editor:Thanks for Chad Lawhorn’s Town Talk and feature stories about our community. They are always enjoyable and informative. Sunday’s article about advisory boards is well timed.We find it interesting that among the 47 city boards and task forces, there is not one dedicated to ...

Letter: Colorado contrast

To the editor:I was listening to National Public Radio Tuesday morning and was surprised to hear that Colorado took $188 million in federal dollars to set up its own state health care exchange AND it is successful! They did this in case the Affordable Care Act was not implemented, and this ...