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: Expand the court

To the editor: The incumbent and his basket of deplorables cook the books, the virus and the less than Supreme Court, while advancing every unimaginable conspiracy. The less than Supreme Court is now just beginning to cook state rights to local election rules. The less than Supreme Court is ...

Letter to the editor: Safety for the blind

To the editor: Gov. Laura Kelly signed a proclamation that designated Oct. 15 as White Cane Day. In part, it says "Whereas KSA-8-1542 requires motorists to yield the right of way to blind pedestrians who are carrying a white cane, or accompanied by a guide dog in a harness ..." The Lawrence ...

Letter to the editor: Mutt Run concerns

To the editor: Regarding the Oct. 25 editorial on expanding 27th Street: Adding a second entrance to the YSC is not the issue; running the second entrance along the Mutt Run Dog Park is. The city opted for the low-cost alternative, running the second entrance along Mutt Run rather than ...

Letter to the editor: Health is the issue

To the editor: I am a registered Republican right now, and I’m ashamed of that. Gov. Laura Kelly has once again been denied a mask mandate for the state, as opposed by the Kansas Republican leaders. That says to me those Republican leaders care about politics and thwarting the Democratic ...

Letter to the editor: Defend press

To the editor: I just read your Oct. 26 news story headlined “Haskell president warns student editor against ‘attacks,’ threatens discipline ...” I read the news story, the email correspondence between student Jared Nally and the police department, and the “directive” that ...

Letter to the editor: A bad take

To the editor: Since when does it show weakness when a City Commission listens and responds to a large group of its constituents? Since when is articulating sincere concerns considered “yelling the loudest?” Has it occurred to you that the reason YSC users have not been more organized and ...

Letter to the editor: Torn, undecided?

To the editor: My neighbor and I are close friends. He is a Republican who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 and will vote for him again this year. I am a Democrat and will vote for Joe Biden. I remember making an exception in 2008 to vote for John McCain in the presidential election. ...

Letter to the editor: A facile editorial

To the editor: The Journal-World fell far short of its standards in its editorial “Find a way to extend road” on Sunday. The editorial is facile and in no way recognizes the complexity of the issue. It is immaterial to state that the proposed road will not go through the dog park. In ...

Letter to the editor: Problematic mayor

To the editor: The decision of the Lawrence City Commission to spend $117,833 for a “comprehensive study” of the Lawrence Police Department was wise. This study and the potential strategic master plan that Citygate Associates will develop using data accumulated during the course of its ...

Letter to the editor: What we need

To the editor: “My fellow Americans, we are in the midst of a deadly pandemic. My medical advisers from the Centers for Disease Control and the White House COVID Task Force have made it clear this is a national catastrophe that will take a national, united effort to defeat. All Americans, ...

Letter to the editor: ‘Better angels’

To the editor: The Party of Lincoln has been captured by the Party of Jefferson Davis. And, Free State Kansas, whose imminent statehood in 1860 was viewed as the precipitating event of the Civil War, now aligns politically with the states of the former Confederacy. In its own time the ...

Letter to the editor: Obvious hypocrisy

To the editor: Recap: (a) In spring 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland, a respected moderate with bipartisan support, to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Although nearly eight months remained before the next election, Senate ...

Letter to the editor: They finally found him

To the editor: Forty years ago, when I was a young woman living in a tiny town in the middle of Kansas, a story was told of a farmer who had one of his sheds full of guns, ammunition and assault weapons. He and his like-minded friends would hold meetings to discuss overthrowing the federal ...

Letter to the editor: Drop box appreciated

To the editor: Sometime in September, it was decided to add voting drop boxes in the outlying communities of Lecompton, Eudora and Baldwin City as well as adding a few more new locations within Lawrence. As a resident of Lecompton, I will certainly be using our new drop box. Thank you to ...

Letter to the editor: White House violence

To the editor: Recently, I watched woman after woman praise Joe Biden for his work against domestic violence. And as I was watching and listening to them, it occurred to me that Biden’s opponent is in a different place: He is domestic violence. But the incumbent’s actions are not ...

Letter to the editor: Still have work to do

To the editor: I am writing, first of all, to give a well-earned congratulations and thank-you to our county commissioners, the many county staff members and the multiple organizations that came together to accomplish the establishment of housing for those with mental illness, and for the ...

Letter to the editor: Failing our students

To the editor: The COVID-19 pandemic may be the most disruptive event of a generation. Massive disruptions create so much change that they turn culture, conventional thinking and the social fabric upside down and inside out. When the dust settles we hope that we have accommodated ourselves to ...

Letter to the editor: Treason to disagree?

To the editor: I know a man who has been a registered Democrat for many years. He goes to church. He helps with various projects and tries to make our community a better place for all. He is nice to people. He never has seemed like a dangerous radical leftist to me. However, in the last ...

Letter to the editor: Movies downtown

To the editor: Friday’s Journal-World had an article saying that the Regal Theatre chain has closed all its theaters, including Lawrence’s largest theater, Regal Southwind. Luckily, we still have our own locally owned Liberty Hall theater, right downtown at Seventh and Massachusetts. It ...

Letter to the editor: We’re your neighbors

To the editor: In singing the praises of the current Supreme Court nominee, Mr. Eric Schmidt (Oct. 4 letter) seeks to destroy the credibility and humanity of all who do not share his views. Well, Mr. Schmidt, I’m one of those folks, your hometown neighbor. I’m white, attend church, have ...