Letter: Socialism, oppression, etc., are not American values


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Posted Online: Feb. 08, 2013, 2:39 pm
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Socialism is not an American value.

President Obama has led our nation to the brink of economic collapse, imposing larger government with higher tax rates, less individual freedom.
U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos wants to regulate free enterprise when the solution to job creation is deregulation and lower taxes. It is not possible to regulate the poor into prosperity by regulating the wealthy out of prosperity.

Oppression of religious and economic freedom is not an American value. Obamacare is modern day tyranny disguised as compassion for the masses. It defiles individual rights and liberty. It violates the separation of Church and State and the most elementary laws of economics.

Illegal immigration is not an American value. Foreigners infiltrate our borders with willful intent to violate our laws and engage in fraudulent practices as a means to obtain undocumented employment and/or social welfare programs paid for by American workers. Obama refuses to answer the plea of our states, e.g., Arizona, and enforce federal laws to protect American borders. The Illinois House Democrat majority of the Illinois House led the vote to permit illegal foreigners a valid driver's license.

"When half the people get the idea they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to take what they earn, that is the beginning of the end of any nation!" (Author unknown)

Sheri M. Fieweger,
Rock Island

















 




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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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