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 Friday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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