Letter: Democrats, Bustos, Obama don’t reflect her values


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Posted Online: Nov. 24, 2012, 6:00 am
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Voters denouncing the election and the incompetence of the Obama administration reflect strength of character, not sour grapes.

Mitt Romney won the popular vote. Southern states, Alabama for example, voted 61 percent Republican, not Democrat.

The "new face" of the electorate the Democrats are boasting is not acceptance of the Democrat Party platform but the result of increasing numbers of our brightest and hardest working taxpayers, successful small business owners and corporations fleeing the state and the Democrat machine.

The principles of the Republican Party believe the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each persons dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored:

-- Believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability;
-- Believe free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity;
-- Believe government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn;
-- Believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations;
-- Believe Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times;
-- Believe Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.

Neither Barack Obama, nor Cheri Bustos, nor the Democrat Party reflects my values as an American, taxpayer, or woman.

Sheri M. Fieweger,
Rock Island

















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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