Letter: Regarding war on terror, the GOP, TV ads and guns


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Posted Online: Feb. 26, 2013, 12:17 pm
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-- There were no weapons of mass destruction, but we went to war anyway. This war that was none of our business, went on longer than WWII and had more victims.
Billions and billions of dollars were spent in a country we had no business in. No other country butted in when we had our civil war. Thank God!'

-- Because of the war, we are in a very bad state of affairs. The party that did all this now will not help our president fix it. It would rather stick itself in the eye than help. It's unpatriotic. Did you notice when the president spoke at the State of the Union, House Speaker John Boehner never smiled. Very few clapped and only stood at the end. I really don't know why anyone would be a Republican except if they are very rich, and there aren't that many of those.

-- I'm very upset about five advertisements during TV commercial breaks. Years ago there was a rule on this. There are 20 minutes of commercials in a 60-minute program. Some of them are very loud.

-- The police should have guns and people who shoot deer and other animals can have a rifle, period! When the Constitution was signed, things were different. Why go back to the old ways? A lot of people besides me do not want people to have guns that kill in schools and theaters. Just a mental exam won't tell if they are dangerous.
Just don't sell them.
My husband was a hunter and the gun was kept in a locked place where no one but he could get it.

Jean Honsa,
Rock Island

















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
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