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: Wheel of fate

To the editor: I would have preferred using my monthly letter-to-the-editor allocation of 250 words for something beautiful like Ken Burns’ tribute to country music. But I can’t. I am forced to use this month’s allotment to speak to honor. Michael Gerson’s brilliant op-ed piece, ...

Letter to the editor: Do it all now

To the editor: A comprehensive approach to climate change will require personal behavior change and, yes, sacrifice. This undoubtedly is true and was a point made by Ken Meyer in a letter on Sept. 26. Mr. Meyer seemed to advise individual actions as more urgent than “rail(ing) against ...

Letter to the editor: Can’t lock a tent

To the editor: I appreciate the Journal-World’s article on homelessness and the city’s actions that aggravate it. I would like to see some follow-up. For example, one friend who was kicked out of her trailer is now in jail. I’m sure that some people who moved various places are ...

Letter to the editor: Start with yourself

To the editor: I watched as the protesters gathered, speechified, chanted and marched. But my question wasn’t answered by their efforts. What are you going to do? As they demanded that the federal level do more, I thought: I grew up without AC in St. Louis; at my grade school and high ...

Letter to the editor: Rural vs. urban

To the editor: I thought your editorial in the most recent Sunday paper, “Rural vs. urban divide harmful,” provided good information for the beginning of an important and necessary discussion. Obviously there are many variables that need to be considered in that discussion. I am ...

Letter to the editor: Clean the real mess

To the editor: Many KU students skipped classes on Friday for the nationwide climate strike. It is clear that students are concerned about the environment. We have all been told that carbon emissions from fossil fuels are the problem and have to be reduced. Here’s a fact: Carbon ...

Letter to the editor: Gerson misses mark

To the editor: Michael Gerson’s plea that we not base our politics on one issue uses abortion as his example (Sept. 21 Journal-World). “Many on the right justify support for Trump because his corruption and dehumanization are less important than saving lives from abortion.” He then ...

Letter to the editor: How to be heard

To the editor: This past Friday was the Climate Strike Walkout and Climate Strike Rally organized by the Sunrise Movement and Kansas Sierra Club. As I listened to speakers urge individuals to take action and pressure local legislators to get serious about the climate crisis, I saw an ...

Letter to the editor: Electoral thoughts

To the editor: Concerning the editorial in the Sunday Journal-World, “Rural vs. urban divide harmful,” I agree with the main concept that both rural places and urban places have much to offer this nation, as do the people living in those places. Since rural places tend to have fewer ...

Letter to the editor: Give teens a role

To the editor: This past Tuesday, Sept. 17, a fellow student and I attended the Lawrence City Commission meeting to discuss how and why we should improve pedestrian recycling in downtown Lawrence. We are both executive board members of the Kansas High School Democrats, an organization that ...

Letter to the editor: Support Global Fund

To the editor: I read the article about Ken Easthouse wanting more comprehensive debates at City Hall. Debate is important because it allows for individuals to grasp different perspectives of an argument and have a better comprehension of a certain topic. While I think it is important for ...

Letter to the editor: What’s at stake?

To the editor: The coming 2020 general election is so very important, not only for the presidency, but for all members of Congress, particularly the Senate. We are only one less Ruth Bader Ginsburg away from having another Republican conservative Supreme Court member whose presence will ...

Letter to the editor: Serving the CCP

To the editor: George Will’s recent columns from Hong Kong clearly explain the reasons why millions of Hong Kong residents are marching in the streets. They are doing what they can to defend their free and open society against the efforts of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to incorporate ...

Letter to the editor: Keep water clean

To the editor: In this week’s newsletter, Sen. Jerry Moran states concerning the president’s rollback of the Clean Water Act, “ In doing so, the president eliminated uncertainty.” It would be better said that the president has deregulated the Clean Water Act, opening up our rivers and ...

Letter to the editor: It’s not a sport

To the editor: You can tell from the print ads that autumn is almost here. And once again the outlets are advertising assault rifles under “sporting goods.” When I was a boy learning to hunt squirrel, my daddy would send me out with one 22 long rifle cartridge for the purpose. If I ...

Letter to the editor: A waste of time

To the editor: I recently attended a Lawrence Planning Commission meeting as a concerned resident about an assisted living facility that was allowed to be built in our neighborhood. The home added a large structure on to the existing property to house 11 disabled residents. It has increased ...

Letter to the editor: Constitution Week

To the editor: Constitution Week is Sept. 17-23. I’d like to share some interesting facts about the Constitution of the United States of America from Roger Sachar and Chris Chadzutko, along with information from the National Archives. Jacob Shallus, a clerk, was paid $30 to write the ...

Letter to the editor: Adopt this program

To the editor: Recently, Johnson County Mental Health Center began efforts to include education about mental health and substance abuse in Johnson County schools. Developed by EverFi Inc., the new course “introduces students to the experiences of others in order to develop awareness and ...

Letter to the editor: Residential blur

To the editor: I read the article about our new concept for growth in the city — one that would allow small businesses like grocery stores or hairdressers to operate in a residential neighborhood. The concept appears, in my mind, to be fairly narrow minded. I am certain this is another ...

Letter to the editor: Ashamed of GOP

To the editor: The Kansas GOP are un-American Cowards! The vote is the sacred foundation of American democracy. Without the voice of the people, the government is not democratic. The Kansas GOP are silencing the voice of Republican Kansans who support any of the three other GOP presidential ...