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, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.

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