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: Learn names

To the editor: Are Americans becoming meaner? An airline passenger knocked out the two front teeth of a Southwest Airlines flight attendant when told to keep her seat belt fastened. In January nearly 3 in 10 people surveyed expressed support for politically motivated violence, if necessary. ...

Letter to the editor: Destroying U.S.

To the editor: Critical race theory is a particularly divisive form of identity politics. It was first promoted by left-wing university professors and has now spread throughout society. Pitting classes or races against one another has been a classic Marxist tactic for more than 100 ...

Letter to the editor: Use ‘Douglass’

To the editor: Thank you, Mr. Southard. Your column on the naming of our county is absolutely correct. For 30 years I was telling my history students at West Junior High how totally inappropriate our county’s name was. It’s as if we were named as a taunt by the enemy of the brave ...

Letter to the editor: You call this propaganda?

To the editor: This stuff about teaching “critical race theory” is alike to banning likenesses of Muhammad. What I draw becomes Muhammad only when I say so. Whatever we call it, is it propaganda to teach a social theory that infers American institutions have engaged in systemic racial ...

Letter to the editor: A sad outcome for voting rights

To the editor: Most Americans and most Kansas believe in free voting rights for qualified voters. That right is being obstructed all across the country by scary new laws that: l make voting much harder for certain classes of voters; l allow politicians to elect their own voters by ...

Letter to the editor: There’s reason behind rules

To the editor: The predominant theme I hear these days is complaining about the restraining of our rights. What I hardly hear at all, are voices raised about our responsibilities. To make the matter worse, I have actually heard some people saying that, in America, they have the right to do ...