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: Culture lesson

To the editor: A thought heard in school: “Civilization is measured by the extent to which people obey unenforceable laws.” Ted Johnson, Lawrence

Letter to the editor: Valdez conduct

To the editor: District Attorney Suzanne Valdez has been placed on leave from her job as a KU clinical law professor. She is accused of improperly withholding her students’ final grades as leverage in a $7,500 pay dispute. Valdez’s explanation for withholding the grades is “This was a ...

Letter to the editor: Moonlighting?

To the editor: I am very confused. I assumed the Douglas County district attorney position was full time. Now I learn that the new DA is also a KU law school professor. Which do you think is the “moonlighting” position? Judith Taylor, Lawrence

Letter to the editor: Get out now

To the editor: An open letter to Sen. Roger Marshall: The public has the option to believe any harebrained conspiracy theory that comes along. The facts don’t have to matter. You, however, are tied to a different standard. As a sworn member of the U.S. Senate you have the duty to seek ...

Letter to the editor: Cul-de-sac speeds

To the editor: I moved to Lawrence Aug. 15, 2019. I moved myself from Chicago, driving a 28-foot truck with four loads of furniture, as well as equipment and work supplies. Once away from the Chicago suburbs there’s almost no traffic until you get close to Kansas City, and there isn’t ...

Letter to the editor: GOP, accept blame

To the Republican Party: Donald Trump is the president you visited on us. He is the head of your party. Several Republicans in both houses of Congress have made inflammatory statements supporting his disturbing acts. And virtually all of you enabled him by your utter silence, resulting in his ...

Letter to the editor: Admit what you did

To the editor: To those Kansans and others who marched on Washington on Jan. 6,2021, I would offer for thought how much better received your message would have been if your trespass at the nation’s Capitol was organized as an act of nonviolent civil disobedience. In fact, there are ...

Letter to the editor: Decency over ego

To the editor: A scene in the Netflix series “The Crown” shows Winston Churchill leaving 10 Downing St. He saved his country, and for thanks he’s been turned out of office. As his car leaves, he sees the car of the new prime minister pulling up behind him. Churchill tells his driver to ...

Letter to the editor: These 2 are unfit

To the editor: I’m a lifelong Republican, and I identify as deeply conservative. I voted for both Rep. Jake LaTurner and Sen. Roger Marshall (in both the primary and general elections). I contributed money to Marshall’s campaign. I had a sign for Marshall in my yard. During the primary ...

Letter to the editor: Permit for violence

To the editor: Do you believe that your race is best? That your religion is the only true religion? That your culture is the best? Surprise! Everybody on the planet believes the same. And you are now ready to argue with me about the above statement. We all have unique opinions and when they ...

Letter to the editor: A stain on our state

To the editor: In 2020 the Kansas Republican Party blessed the residents of the 2nd Congressional District with their latest GOP wunderkind, Rep. Jake LaTurner. Now, less than a week into his term in Congress, Rep. LaTurner decided to join a group of his fellow Republicans in a pointless ...

Letter to the editor: Marshall must go

To the editor: I sent the following to Sen. Roger Marshall: I am one of your new constituents. I am extremely upset about your yes vote that occurred after the riot took place, which killed five people. I cannot believe you still voted yes to object to the Electoral College certification. ...

Letter to the editor: Kansas tainted

To the editor: Ashli Babbit died storming the halls of Congress because she was convinced the election was fraudulent, that Donald Trump had been cheated. She believed this because, after all, hadn’t the attorneys general from 16 states (including Derek Schmidt from Kansas) joined the Texas ...

Letter to the editor: Remove them

To the editor: Sens. Josh Hawley and Roger Marshall should be removed from office immediately. What they did Wednesday night was no less than treason. Unfortunately, I doubt they will be held accountable any more than Donald Trump will be. All our representatives seem terrified of a ...

Letter to the editor: Bananas

To the editor: Upon viewing the mob storming the U.S. Capitol, former President George W. Bush said the scene was like something from a banana republic. What name could be more fitting than Banana Republicans to designate congressional Republicans who supported President Donald Trump’s ...

Letter to the editor: Armed pastor

To the editor: In Texas a 21-year-old man drove through town brandishing a shotgun through the sunroof of his car. Police were searching the woods for him when he walked into a Methodist Church. The 62-year-old pastor, in the presence of several parishioners, “drew” a gun on the ...

Letter to the editor: Marshall’s fraud

To the editor: It didn’t take long for Donald Trump’s cajoling, threatening and voter fraud demanding call to Georgia to be noticed by cartoonists and satirists. The irony of presidential voter fraud is apparently lost on our congressional representatives. Sen.-elect Roger Marshall ...

Letter to the editor: Detail the allegations

To the editor: An open letter to our senator-elect: Dear Sen.-elect Roger Marshall, I am one of your constituents. You are entitled to take a position in support of Donald Trump’s attack on the election results. But “fraud” is a serious charge, and I am entitled to know why you make ...

Letter to the editor: Let’s get serious

To the editor: The Pinckney neighborhood is striking a blow for freedom and remembrance by changing its name, thought to be the name of a slave holder from South Carolina. Perhaps the City Commission should now name a panel to rename streets named for states that seceded from the Union in ...

Letter to the editor: She’s ‘comfortable’?

To the editor: The CDC rates Kansas last among the 50 states in vaccination rate. Douglas County reports at least 2,000 health care workers are yet to be vaccinated. My daughter, a physical therapist in a local nursing home, has just today (Jan. 5) been given the paperwork to receive the ...