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 Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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