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: Honesty hard to find

To the editor:Did anyone else notice the first paragraph in an AP story at the top of page 3A of Wednesday’s Journal-World? It quotes Gov. Brownback saying “he is considering all options to fill a massive budget deficit that he didn’t know existed until after the election earlier this ...

Letter: Buyer’s remorse?

To the editor:Having helped re-elect Sam Brownback for another four-year governor’s term through the bully pulpit of his Saturday column, Editor Dolph  C. Simons Jr. seems to be suffering from buyer’s remorse.  Simons suggests (Nov. 22) that Brownback must acknowledge the error of ...

Letter: Pathetic act

To the editor:I am ashamed of somebody in this town.Dad came into Lawrence on Sunday (Nov. 23) to have lunch. He parked in the disabled parking stall in front of M&M Office Supply (the single stall, where you cannot possibly anger a neighboring parker), and we headed to lunch at Free ...

Letter: Saving energy

To the editor:One of the best ways to reduce one’s carbon footprint is to replace the old Edison incandescent light bulbs with LED bulbs. Standard incandescent bulbs are only 10 percent efficient; meaning that just 10 percent of the electricity they use is transferred into light and the rest ...

Letter: Flawed argument

To the editor:This letter is in regards to the Robert Cook letter of Nov. 21. There are many gay-haters in the state of Kansas. Mr. Cook’s reasons against gay marriage are flawed and illogical.He says 1) Religious, The Bible. Please Mr. Cook show me one passage in the New Testament where ...

Letter: China, carbon tax

To the editor:The agreement that President Obama made with China is more about results to be achieved than how to achieve them.  EPA regulations have been the main tool used so far, but that is like using a hammer to drive a screw.There are three broad categories of tools that can be used: ...

Letter: Another project?

To the editor:My husband and I have lived in Lawrence for 32 years and own property. We love it here. We voted in favor of the library and the police headquarters. There are many schools and public recreation centers with nice facilities all over town in addition to the glorious new library ...

Letter: Historical parallel

To the editor:Suppose it’s 1967 in the South and the term “marriage” refers to a nuptial contract between a man and a woman of the same race. But then the Supreme Court says mixed race marriages are OK. But suppose some Southern gentleman says it’s still not a valid marriage. And he ...

Letter: Smear campaign

To the editor:He brought destruction to Kansas government and a fiscal catastrophe to Topeka. How did Sam Brownback get re-elected? Was it the money spent on his behalf, the unpopularity of Obama, benefit from the Roberts campaign, the Republican campaign effort, anti-Lawrence sentiment among ...

Letter: Suicide no joke

To the editor:This past Tuesday evening, I dined with friends at a local restaurant. I had hoped recent media discussion of suicide (in large part due to deaths such as Robin Williams’ and the numerous area suicides ), would be enough that businesses, the management behind such businesses, ...

Letter: Not ‘marriage’

To the editor:Let me make myself perfectly clear from the outset: I do not approve of the concept of same-sex marriage. I am, of course, in a distinct minority here, since just about everyone seems to think that this is a perfectly peachy-keen arrangement, it appears to be gaining universal ...

Letter: A house divided

To the editor:In 1857 the U.S. Supreme Court decided the Dred Scott case. It told Northerners that slaveholders could keep slaves in free states. Most people in the North were outraged. Slavery was no longer distant; it had been delivered to their doorsteps. Slavery had been imposed upon them ...

Letter: Have at it

To the editor:Is the Brownback administration correct in assuming that you can fool most of the people most of the time? It seems so, according to the results of the 2014 election. It also seems to correctly assume that Kansas voters are disinterested in politics, undereducated, lazy,or just ...

Letter: Loving warning

To the editor:I believe Mr. Lim (Nov. 11) missed the point concerning Mr. Burkhead and God. What loving parent or friend would not warn someone of impending calamity? Out of love, God reveals to us His blessed way of living. He knows when we stray from His ways that harm and death result. Out ...

Letter: Voters speak

To the editor:Recently some folks were wailing and gnashing their teeth over their candidates’ losses in the elections.  Boo-hoo. Perhaps the young college student should research the last three administrations’ history and find a year that state universities did not raise tuition.  ...

Letter: Budget fix

To the editor:In Dolph Simons, Jr’s Saturday column, he waxes hopefully how Gov. Brownback might fix the broken fiscal state of Kansas he created.Well, it will be extremely difficult. His administration had counted on a leftover rainy-day fund of $700 million in 2013 which is rapidly ...

Letter: Fair share

To the editor:Article 1, Section 8, Clause 1 of the U. S. Constitution states, “The Congress shall have the Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the General Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be ...

Letter: Important field

To the editor:For those students who are not sure of their major, I suggest a new science called, neuroplasticity — DNA, chromosome 11, codes for protein “brain derived” neurotrophic factor (BDNF). This creates new neurons, activated by physical activity, caloric restriction, keto-genic ...

Letter: Ban lifted

To the editor:The ban on gay marriage in the state of Kansas has been lifted by the U.S. Supreme Court! Equal protection for all LGBTs to marry will soon be the law of the U.S. My partner of 20 years, Thomas Tuozzo, professor, department of philosophy, Kansas University, and I will soon been ...

Letter: God’s wrath

God’s wrathTo the editor:In the Nov. 10 Journal-World, Carl E. Burkhead’s letter claimed that God will bring a sharp rebuke to our country and that a part of the U.S. will be removed. He doesn’t know how or when it will happen. Mr. Burkhead can rest assured that God is already punishing ...