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,


Local events heading

  Today is Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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