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: Skip the war toys

To the editor: As a member of the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice I am writing to ask parents who are shopping for Christmas presents for their children to please not buy war toys or video war games this year. Some studies suggest that playing video war games may increase ...

Letter to the editor: Is it worth a life?

To the editor: The day after Thanksgiving, the Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health COVID report gave a total of “24 deaths (1 added).” The “1 added” was a dear friend of mine. These numbers represent human beings, with friends and family and people who love them and were loved by ...

Letter to the editor: Votes were not stolen

To the editor: Eighty percent of votes in Philadelphia went for President-elect Joe Biden. President Donald Trump says that percentage can only mean that the election was a fraud, corrupt, that votes were stolen from him and given to Biden, that the Philadelphia 80% was rigged. In Kansas, ...

Letter to the editor: All the president’s lies

To the editor: Of course the president needed to pardon Michael Flynn. He only lied twice, that we know of, and to the FBI. A president who lied thousands of times to the whole world and still received 73,904,195 votes for president should show compassion. Flynn’s lies posed a national ...

Letter to the editor: Not ‘bound’

To the editor: Many thanks to the Douglas County Commission, to KU associate professor Chad Kraus and his Dirt Work Studios students and to Ken Lassman for funding, hard work and advocacy to create the accessible viewing platform at Wells Overlook. This site will enhance life for Douglas ...

Letter to the editor: No backbone

To the editor: I have been a registered Republican in Kansas for 43 years, and I have never been more furious with our two U.S. senators. Donald Trump’s personal meltdown has moved from embarrassing delusion and petulance to subversion of our democratic norms and active sabotage of the ...

Letter to the editor: Great forgery

To the editor: Objectively, one has to admire the brilliant skills of forgers of the 2020 U.S. election. They managed to give, on the same ballots, about 80 million votes for Joe Biden to about 74 million for Donald Trump and reelect crucial Republican senators. They also elected a number of ...

Letter to the editor: Demand action

To the editor: Our President Donald Trump is consolidating power at the top of federal law enforcement agencies and the civilian leadership of the military, is continuing to replace career professionals throughout the executive branch with individuals loyal to him, personally, is attempting ...

Letter to the editor: Freedom’s cost

To the editor: Seventy-five years ago the last U.S. battle of World War II was fought on the tiny island of Okinawa just 350 miles south of mainland Japan. We suffered approximately 50,000 casualties and the Japanese approximately 100,000. I was only 18 years old and with the Navy ...

Letter to the editor: Peaceful place

To the editor: With the many articles and talk, both nationally and locally, about mental health, especially during the pandemic, it distresses me that the city is considering paving a road that would encroach upon the dog park. All of us, no matter of mental state, need green space, and the ...

Letter to the editor: Joe Biden won

To the editor: I am very grateful to all the honorable citizens that worked the polls and counted the votes for this election. And I am just disgusted that President Donald Trump is suggesting that they have done anything wrong. I am disgusted that his words have emboldened individuals to ...

Letter to the editor: Is this justice?

To the editor: I signed the Westar Solar Interconnection Agreement in the spring of 2014 that said my solar system would be operated as Annual Net Metering. Westar offered the Interconnection Agreement to me and I had no part in creating it. I signed the agreement trusting that we would both ...

Letter to the editor: Stop intolerance

To the editor: In a world of many choices, intolerance comes close to being king. Intolerance is a building block that leads to fear, which leads to disrespect and name calling, which leads to divisiveness, which leads to bigotry, which leads to hatred, which leads to violence. Today it is ...

Letter to the editor: Ballot proposal

To the editor: I would like to propose a change in the way the state carries out elections. We, here in Lawrence, had a good number of candidates running for office in the Capitol who were unopposed. That really means that no one would have to vote for them, except themselves, and they would ...

Letter to the editor: Respect the cemetery

To the editor: Stull Cemetery is not haunted! Families with loved ones buried in Stull Cemetery have been betrayed by the Lawrence Journal-World! Despite repeated requests, emails and phone calls, the paper chose again to publish another “haunted” story for Halloween — thus perpetuating ...

Letter to the editor: Keep mayor in check

To the editor: Thank you, Mr. Bjorge, for stating the obvious bias against the Lawrence Police Department by the City Commission, specifically the mayor, in your Oct. 28 letter to the editor. Given the current anti-police atmosphere across the country, it would be refreshing to see the ...

Letter to the editor: Pass COVID relief

To the editor: I am outraged that President Donald Trump has walked away from COVID relief negotiations. Where is the urgency for the millions of Americans still suffering through the worst economic crisis in a century? The situation for American renters and landlords is particularly dire. ...

Letter to the editor: Support winter shelter

To the editor: I hope that we are able to have a winter shelter open soon. This is a much-needed service and will be a beacon of hope and comfort for those who need it. I am concerned that some of our houseless neighbors look not in the best of health, and enduring a Kansas winter outside is ...

Letter to the editor: Another route

To the editor: If the city is open to other solutions, I propose an alternate route to exit the Lawrence Youth Complex. Build the road south to Road 458 (North 1200 Road). Traffic could then go east to U.S. Highway 59, or turn west, then north to Clinton Parkway. When construction starts on ...

Letter to the editor: Poor traffic planning

To the editor: Whether temporary or permanent, the street department staff that made the changes near the intersection where 27th Street, Kansas Highway 10 and Wakarusa Drive converge made a terrible decision when they put cones and marked double yellow lines on the street so that you can't ...