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: Targeting political signs

To the editor: Person with a different political perspective: As you have no doubt seen, every time you steal, deface or run over our Biden/Harris/Bollier signs we not only replace them but add another usually larger sign. The count is now four small Biden/Harris signs, one 4-by-4 foot ...

Letter to the editor: Care for all

To the editor: On behalf of the Kansas Disability and Health Program, we write regarding the recent Journal-World section featuring the LMH Health West Campus. Because a DHP goal is to improve the health of Kansans with disabilities by increasing access to health-related programs and ...

Letter to the editor: What to fear?

To the editor: Eric Schmidt (Journal-World letter of Oct. 4) fears to lose some institutions to progressive activism. Maybe it is the institution of holding children in cages on the border, or voter suppression, or maintaining the largest prison population in the world. Quite possibly, he ...

Letter to the editor: We are antifa

To the editor: Who is antifa? Webster’s Dictionary definition of fascist/fascism: 1. A political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a ...

Letter to the editor: Explosion in homelessness

To the editor: The number of families with children experiencing or in danger of homelessness in Lawrence has exploded since the pandemic, but this tragedy has gone largely unnoticed. They don’t call attention to themselves. Teachers often can’t identify such vulnerable students until ...

Letter to the editor: Let’s all agree

To the editor: Choice to go hybrid, choice to stay remote. These were issues facing our K-12 families while the University of Kansas prepared for a 10,000-spectator home football game. What is our priority, Lawrence? Where are community leaders when the fight to educate our community’s ...

Letter to the editor: Insane decision

To the editor: Last Sunday I sent an email to the Lawrence school board regarding its consideration of returning to the classroom while we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. I noted the following news reports among others: • The Hill, Aug. 25 – “Florida confirmed almost 9,000 ...

Letter to the editor: Barrett is a blessing

To the editor: Amy Coney Barrett, the nominee to the Supreme Court, is a woman, a brilliant legal mind, a federal appellate judge and a Notre Dame law professor. She’s an experienced jurist who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and yet is a victim of liberal hypocrisy in ...

Letter to the editor: Hypocritical

To the editor: Kansas Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran both support Senate Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to move forward with the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to fill the current vacancy late in this election year. They state the Senate’s obligation ...

Letter to the editor: Shameful

To the editor: Once again the stance of Kansas Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran on judicial matters is completely shameful. A prior instance was 2011 when they blocked an excellent moderate nominee for the federal bench, former Kansas Attorney General Steve Six, from even getting a hearing. ...

Letter to the editor: Such hypocrisy

To the editor: Assemble the following ingredients: One group of nonelected political bureaucrats (health officials), 20,000-plus students starved for months for social interaction who have studied the science and know they are at low risk, one extremely anemic college football team and a ...

Letter to the editor: Crucial election

To the editor: All right, set aside the fact that he is a narcissist, that he is a bald-faced liar, that he favors dictators, that he is profane, that he is amoral, that he is uncaring and that he is not worthy of our respect. The fact that matters is this: He is not smart enough for the job, ...

Letter to the editor: How it should be

To the editor: I say the Electoral College must go as it has attracted obscene amounts of campaign dollars and mountains of misinformation commercials. The Electoral College does not allow every vote to count. I say we the voting taxpayers should decide on medical insurance coverage, not ...

Letter to the editor: Students are adults

To the editor: I strongly support a city ordinance that makes it unlawful to disregard Douglas County’s health orders. I also strongly support the University of Kansas stepping up with bans, mandatory quarantine or suspensions, including holding the governing boards of sororities and ...

Letter to the editor: Letter was sexist

To the editor: Regarding Dana Anderson’s letter to the Journal-World Sept. 15: His summary of what he learned about Hunter Biden from a book by Peter Schweizer, a senior editor-at-large at a far right media aggregator (Breitbart) is not very illuminating. It is, instead, a sad recitation of ...

Letter to the editor: Fix the real problem

To the editor: My September issue of the Kansas Farmer.com magazine has Paul Penner, a Marion County farmer, writing “Time for Senate Candidates to Step Up.” He calls on the next Senator elected to represent Kansas to: 1) Restore Global Leadership; 2) Seek (re)admission to the ...

Letter to the editor: The real corruption

To the editor: As a lifelong Democrat, I have never seen so much corruption — under Republicans. A recent letter writer focused on 29-year-old Kamala Harris’ affair with the mayor of San Francisco in 1994. I worked there then, and the affair was not “the talk of San Francisco.” An ...

Letter to the editor: Please vote

To the editor: So we are about to have an election. Many in both major parties see this as the most important election of our lives. I agree. The electorate in Douglas County is largely Democratic. In most cases our selection of local and state elected officials is made in the primary ...

Letter to the editor: Urgent legislation

To the editor: When airplanes came crashing into the World Trade Center in 2001, Americans were traumatized. In response, Congress granted the executive branch new Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF). This resolution enabled President George W. Bush to enter into armed conflict in ...

Letter to the editor: Corrupt Democrats

To the editor: I gained a deeper understanding of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris after reading “Profiles in Corruption,” a book by investigative reporter and Breitbart News editor Peter Schweizer. While Biden was vice president the author reports on several lucrative deals Biden’s son ...