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: 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 ...

Letter to the editor: Find time to think

To the editor: I ponder quite a bit in my old age. Currently I am pondering about politics. I speculate about the news commentary if a delegation of Democrats promised China they would wipe out all tariffs if they only controlled the Congress. And then my mind imagines them handing over a ...

Letter to the editor: Impeach him now

To the editor: Republicans are struggling now to defend the president against facts being revealed about his phone call to President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. They are lobbying against the process Democrats are using in the impeachment inquiry rather than refuting the facts that have ...

Letter to the editor: Do what you can

To the editor: The world sometimes is too much with me. Our changing climate, the mess in Washington, poverty, hunger, homelessness, drug abuse, crowded prisons, war; it all can seem overwhelming and my small efforts meaningless. Fortunately there is inspiration all around. I talked ...

Letter to the editor: Quit focusing on losers

To the editor: Why is it that every morning when I look forward to reading the Journal-World I feel like I’m reading the National Enquirer? Each and every day you publish stories of crime, rape, robbery and afford it front-page coverage. Is this what our city is all about? There are so many ...

Letter to the editor: Citizens United is ridiculous

To the editor: To understand how inane the Citizens United ruling is, consider the following: 1. The Supreme Court, in the Citizens United ruling, declared that corporations are people. 2. The 13th Amendment of the Constitution abolished slavery. In other words, no one can own another ...

Letter to the editor: Life and death matter

To the editor: Unless we do something, someone is going to die. I volunteer just two hours a month at DARE (Drop-In and REspite Center) at 10th and Kentucky streets (we need more volunteers!). Recently, there were at least 10 people there who spent the night sleeping outside in freezing ...

Letter to the editor: Watkins is just a ‘yes man’

To the editor: Recently former Republican Chief of Staff John Kelly was quoted as saying that President Donald Trump should not hire a “yes man” to replace Kelly. Trump of course ignored this excellent advice and is now under investigation for committing the illegal act of using his ...

Letter to the editor: A bad look for Lawrence

To the editor: Was anyone else uncomfortable after reading the story about Jimmy’s Egg closing its two Lawrence locations? It is not a good look for Lawrence. An important part of Lawrence’s character is its tolerance. Adults are alleged to have vandalized a business because of political ...

Letter to the editor: Working but hungry

To the editor: “So, you work at the Kwik Shop?” I said, making small talk while carrying her boxed groceries to her car. “Yes,” she replied. I added, “Whenever I shop there, I am always impressed with how clean the store is.” As I placed her fresh vegetables and cans into the ...

Letter to the editor: The KU elephant

To the editor: As a homeowner I pay attention to the upcoming election and the topics discussed. Affordable housing and infrastructure receive a lot of attention, and for good reason. But it seems that no candidate wants to mention the elephant in the room: the University of Kansas. KU ...

Letter to the editor: Gratitude after crash

To the editor: Thank you for pulling over to let the first responders get to the scene. The explosively loud metal-on-metal blast you heard near Kansas Highway 10 and 27th Street on the morning of Monday, Oct. 21, was the result of the big rig impacting my car and testing the very fabric of ...

Letter to the editor: Watkins’ bad behavior

To the editor: The Journal-World reported on Oct. 24 that Rep. Steve Watkins was among the GOP representatives who illegally stormed the secure room holding hearings on impeachment. Dozens of Republicans are on committees that allow them to sit in on depositions and ask questions. They were ...

Letter to the editor: A greedy decision

To the editor: On Oct. 20, we listened to a particularly enraging radio program broadcast on Kansas Public Radio concerning how 36 part-time employees of Lawrence Memorial Hospital are to be stripped of their health insurance as a cost-savings measure. Russ Johnson, the CEO of LMH ...