Letter: For GOP, first order of business is impeachment

Posted Online: March 08, 2014, 12:01 am
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In 2005, I was fortunate to tour Ukraine on a cultural exchange.

The individuals we met were always asking questions about free markets and freedom in general. For many of them we were the first westerners they had met. I found them to be a warm and welcoming people.

Now we see Vladimir Putin's totalitarian regime rolling over average citizens who want freedom. Putin and his ilk are always looking and probing for a weakness. Once identified they act swiftly to capitalize.

I was intrigued by Col. Dave Shaver's March 3 op-ed. He states that under our Obama regime the Ohio National Guard ran a scenario against supporters of the Second amendment!! Would our Obama use any excuse to declare martial law? I think he would act swiftly!

Our lawless president is capable of anything, and is constantly probing to see what we will accept! If Republicans keep the House and regain the Senate, the first order of business has to be IMPEACHMENT!

Freedom in Ukraine and freedom here is under assault. No difference except the actors at the TOP!

Bill Hutton,


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  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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