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 Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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