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: Is this America?

To the editor: If I am being honest, Donald Trump was never my cup of tea. I was not a fan. In the last few weeks I have watched the president of the United States very closely. I am currently afraid of him and what he is doing to America. I have three areas of major concern: 1) His ...

Letter to the editor: Giving thanks

To the editor: When Jean Valjean stood outside the bakery, his nephew starving, did he have a duty to break the glass? What wins out, a starving child or glass that protects another man’s property? Victor Hugo’s answer consumed five volumes, 2,000 or so pages, but does not seem to have ...

Letter to the editor: What Pompeo, Kobach need

To the editor: I think that before Mike Pompeo and Kris Kobach assume they can be voted into any legislative office in Kansas they have to take a trip to see the Wizard. They both need to find courage, a brain and, most importantly, a heart. Our leaders need to catch up with most Kansans who ...

Letter to the editor: Pompeo’s sad logic

To the editor: So our very own Mike Pompeo claims that the Israeli occupation of the West Bank is legal because it “recognizes the reality on the ground.” If that’s so, Mike, then you believe that the Nazi occupation of Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands and Norway were completely legal ...

Letter to the editor: Declining humanities

To the editor: George Will’s claim in his recent column that the “declining numbers of interested students” in the humanities was because “left-wing academics” offer less than attractive courses is only partially correct. He ignores the most obvious cause of the decline: the ...

Letter to the editor: Sanctuary vote

To the editor: Sanctuary city? Really? Reflective of those who say they want open borders, I suppose. But we must evaluate the effect of “sanctuary” status in other cities. Is that what the city commissioners want? Don’t slip this one in without opportunity for information pro and con ...

Letter to the editor: Museum pieces

To the editor: I recently purchased three “Black Americana” figures at a local antique store for the specific purpose of donating to a History/American Studies professor or museum curator. All three are racist depictions of African American stereotypes, complete with dark black skin (Two ...

Letter to the editor: Admirable service

To the editor: As Headquarters Counseling Center celebrate its 50th year, it seems appropriate to publicly recognize the person most responsible for the development of the agency to where it is now as part of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. When Marcia Epstein became director in ...

Letter to the editor: Thanks, Lawrence

To the editor: My father, a former Washburn University communications professor and later a chaplain for Midland Hospice, called Lawrence his home with his wife, Eileen, for 22 years. I live in Topeka and have really enjoyed visiting my father, Dr. Don Phillips, at his home on the west side ...

Letter to the editor: Just be thankful

To the editor: As Thanksgiving approaches and political debate is flung across the family dinner table like overcooked dinner rolls, it’s easy to lose perspective on the real meaning of the official holiday. In an effort to build a framework, craft a history and create symbols that would ...

Letter to the editor: Consider free buses

To the editor: The City of Kansas City, Mo., is seriously considering introducing free bus service to the community. The benefits of this include faster boarding of buses and increased ridership. It would also make it possible for more low-income residents to ride to school or work. Of course, ...

Letter to the editor: Approve dress code

To the editor: The proposed school district code policy addresses many of the problems that have surrounded the dress code for years. Dress codes are necessary to prevent inappropriate clothing from being worn to school, but cause issues over self-control and the blame of female students. The ...

Letter to the editor: Put it to a vote

To the editor: After going to my very first City Commission meeting (Nov. 12), it will be the last meeting I attend with this group of city commissioners. I just wasted my time. I could see that Lawrence city commissioners have already formed their opinion as to changing our city from a ...

Letter to the editor: Path of fascism

To the editor: Kudos to Mr. Bonebrake for his Nov. 5 letter to the editor concerning Jimmy’s Egg. He is right that as a private citizen he can choose not to support a business if he feels the profits will benefit a cause or person he disagree with. It would be wrong to deny anyone the right ...

Letter to the editor: Deficit disaster

To the editor: Mona Charen’s column on our nation’s deficit should capture every adult American’s attention because we are the ones who are allowing our elected officials to create a monstrous debt that now exceeds $22 trillion; that’s about $67,000 per capita (man, woman and child). ...

Letter to the editor: A good dress code

To the editor: Lawrence school board members have proposed a new dress code. I believe this is a policy that should be approved due to the fact that the policy is not a strict one at all, which grants students the freedom to truly express themselves and not feel like they are stuck in a ...

Letter to the editor: Protect the innocent

To the editor: Again we learn of an innocent person wrongly imprisoned for many years (Journal-World, Oct. 24). Can you imagine imprisonment for 23 years for a crime you did not commit? This happens when prosecutors mishandle evidence — withholding, fabricating, lying, or other unlawful ...

Letter to the editor: Grateful for hospital

To the editor: During its 98 years, LMH Health has seen many changes and challenges. Our not-for-profit hospital has entered the most volatile period ever in the health care industry. Change and challenge are the norm. The LMH Health Board of Trustees takes its oversight role seriously. As ...

Letter to the editor: Free State kudos

To the editor: In the first round of the Class 6A playoffs last Friday, Free State had a lead of 34-0 early in the second quarter and was on its way to virtually ending the game before halftime due to the 45-point mercy rule, which starts a running clock. However, Free State coaches elected to ...

Letter to the editor: Greatest Generation

To the editor: I was born in 1932 and thus was exempt from personal involvement in the fighting of World War II. I came from a small community with a population of about 3,000 and a rural county — Bent County, Colo. —with about 6,000 residents. This county lost 47 young men and one woman ...