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: Obvious hypocrisy

To the editor: Recap: (a) In spring 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland, a respected moderate with bipartisan support, to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Although nearly eight months remained before the next election, Senate ...

Letter to the editor: They finally found him

To the editor: Forty years ago, when I was a young woman living in a tiny town in the middle of Kansas, a story was told of a farmer who had one of his sheds full of guns, ammunition and assault weapons. He and his like-minded friends would hold meetings to discuss overthrowing the federal ...

Letter to the editor: Drop box appreciated

To the editor: Sometime in September, it was decided to add voting drop boxes in the outlying communities of Lecompton, Eudora and Baldwin City as well as adding a few more new locations within Lawrence. As a resident of Lecompton, I will certainly be using our new drop box. Thank you to ...

Letter to the editor: White House violence

To the editor: Recently, I watched woman after woman praise Joe Biden for his work against domestic violence. And as I was watching and listening to them, it occurred to me that Biden’s opponent is in a different place: He is domestic violence. But the incumbent’s actions are not ...

Letter to the editor: Still have work to do

To the editor: I am writing, first of all, to give a well-earned congratulations and thank-you to our county commissioners, the many county staff members and the multiple organizations that came together to accomplish the establishment of housing for those with mental illness, and for the ...

Letter to the editor: Failing our students

To the editor: The COVID-19 pandemic may be the most disruptive event of a generation. Massive disruptions create so much change that they turn culture, conventional thinking and the social fabric upside down and inside out. When the dust settles we hope that we have accommodated ourselves to ...

Letter to the editor: Treason to disagree?

To the editor: I know a man who has been a registered Democrat for many years. He goes to church. He helps with various projects and tries to make our community a better place for all. He is nice to people. He never has seemed like a dangerous radical leftist to me. However, in the last ...

Letter to the editor: Movies downtown

To the editor: Friday’s Journal-World had an article saying that the Regal Theatre chain has closed all its theaters, including Lawrence’s largest theater, Regal Southwind. Luckily, we still have our own locally owned Liberty Hall theater, right downtown at Seventh and Massachusetts. It ...

Letter to the editor: We’re your neighbors

To the editor: In singing the praises of the current Supreme Court nominee, Mr. Eric Schmidt (Oct. 4 letter) seeks to destroy the credibility and humanity of all who do not share his views. Well, Mr. Schmidt, I’m one of those folks, your hometown neighbor. I’m white, attend church, have ...

Letter to the editor: Targeting political signs

To the editor: Person with a different political perspective: As you have no doubt seen, every time you steal, deface or run over our Biden/Harris/Bollier signs we not only replace them but add another usually larger sign. The count is now four small Biden/Harris signs, one 4-by-4 foot ...

Letter to the editor: Care for all

To the editor: On behalf of the Kansas Disability and Health Program, we write regarding the recent Journal-World section featuring the LMH Health West Campus. Because a DHP goal is to improve the health of Kansans with disabilities by increasing access to health-related programs and ...

Letter to the editor: What to fear?

To the editor: Eric Schmidt (Journal-World letter of Oct. 4) fears to lose some institutions to progressive activism. Maybe it is the institution of holding children in cages on the border, or voter suppression, or maintaining the largest prison population in the world. Quite possibly, he ...

Letter to the editor: We are antifa

To the editor: Who is antifa? Webster’s Dictionary definition of fascist/fascism: 1. A political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a ...

Letter to the editor: Explosion in homelessness

To the editor: The number of families with children experiencing or in danger of homelessness in Lawrence has exploded since the pandemic, but this tragedy has gone largely unnoticed. They don’t call attention to themselves. Teachers often can’t identify such vulnerable students until ...

Letter to the editor: Let’s all agree

To the editor: Choice to go hybrid, choice to stay remote. These were issues facing our K-12 families while the University of Kansas prepared for a 10,000-spectator home football game. What is our priority, Lawrence? Where are community leaders when the fight to educate our community’s ...

Letter to the editor: Insane decision

To the editor: Last Sunday I sent an email to the Lawrence school board regarding its consideration of returning to the classroom while we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. I noted the following news reports among others: • The Hill, Aug. 25 – “Florida confirmed almost 9,000 ...

Letter to the editor: Barrett is a blessing

To the editor: Amy Coney Barrett, the nominee to the Supreme Court, is a woman, a brilliant legal mind, a federal appellate judge and a Notre Dame law professor. She’s an experienced jurist who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and yet is a victim of liberal hypocrisy in ...

Letter to the editor: Hypocritical

To the editor: Kansas Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran both support Senate Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to move forward with the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to fill the current vacancy late in this election year. They state the Senate’s obligation ...

Letter to the editor: Shameful

To the editor: Once again the stance of Kansas Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran on judicial matters is completely shameful. A prior instance was 2011 when they blocked an excellent moderate nominee for the federal bench, former Kansas Attorney General Steve Six, from even getting a hearing. ...

Letter to the editor: Such hypocrisy

To the editor: Assemble the following ingredients: One group of nonelected political bureaucrats (health officials), 20,000-plus students starved for months for social interaction who have studied the science and know they are at low risk, one extremely anemic college football team and a ...