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: Shameful move

To the editor: A July 23 Journal-World headline read “Governor’s school delay shot down.” The story related that the Kansas Board of Education had voted 5 to 5 on the issue, thereby rejecting the governor’s wise call for a delay in opening the schools in a virus upturn. Buried in ...

Letter to the editor: Afraid for future

To the editor: The Trump Administration has shown open contempt for the U.S. Constitution and our system of government since the president entered office, but now we perhaps enter a new, even more dangerous stage as we approach the presidential election. Our nerves are frayed badly by ...

Letter to the editor: Support SROs

To the editor: I retired from the Lawrence Public Schools six years ago after a 38-year career in facilities and operations. My job offered me the opportunity to be in any of the schools at any given time. One of the groups of people that I got to know were the school resource officers. I ...

Letter to the editor: A pastoral message

To the editor: This letter is a public confession. We confess that we have too often kept silent while our Black and brown neighbors waited for us to speak up. We confess that we have not declared that Black lives matter in unequivocal terms. We have permitted racism to fester in our ...

Letter to the editor: Our United World

To the editor: The pandemic reminds us that our modern world is an interconnected one. In a roundabout way there is something good about it. It reveals our common humanity with the people of all other nations. Whether we like it or not, in many ways we live in what might be called a United ...

Letter to the editor: We must speak out

To the editor: I too am shocked and outraged at the way our president is abusing his power to “put down” protests (which are inherently American) by using “agents” from DHS, ICE, Border Patrol, U.S. Coast Guard, etc. It is time for American citizens, Congress, the Senate, ...