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: Increasing tax burden

To the editor: Proposed utility rate increases being considered by city commissioners are another example of the increasing tax burden on residential homeowners in the community. Commissioners discussed unfunded projects and expansion of the utility discount program.  City leaders should be ...

Letter: No comfort in legal opinion

To the Editor: I read with interest the recent article about Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s opinion on the issue of abortion.  Schmidt, who is a supporter of a “Yes” vote on the pending constitutional amendment, sought to allay fears that the measure could force women to carry ...

Letter: Poorly written amendment

To the editor:   It is unfortunate that the constitutional amendment on the ballot is indirect and ambiguous; the “explanatory statement” appearing with it is no better.   A reasonable person might think the explanations were written by an unbiased, neutral editor trying to clarify ...

Letter: Personhood is the question

To the Editor Here are some observations in regard to the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v Wade. First, it was not really a conservative decision. For years conservatives have been saying that the size and intrusiveness of government should be minimized, that more power should be in ...

Letter: Ministers support amendment

To the Editor: Kansas is standing at the crossroads concerning the August 2 vote. We ministers, in Lawrence, are compassionate and do care about the women of Kansas. We don’t want to see any mother mistreated or taken advantage of when they are pregnant. Many people seem to make the ...

Letter: Religious leaders oppose amendment

To the Editor: During our time as religious leaders in our respective congregations or communities, we’ve watched families celebrate the most joyous occasions of their lives. We have supported families through some of the most painful moments in their lives. And, we have prayed with ...