Will impeachment play in Peoria? A recent letter-to-the-editor proves the motion is picking up steam in every corner of the country. Mike Schwerer, a Navy vet, engaged in citizen activism in his local newspaper, The Peoria Journal Star. On Saturday, January 7, he replied to a local woman who spoke about the alleged achievements of Barack Hussein Obama:
I read with interest the Dec. 31 Spotlight letter by Barbara Penelton and signed by the “group of seven.” She was bemoaning the selection of Tavis Smiley to speak at the local event celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. because he dared to speak out against President Obama.
Perhaps she doesn’t believe in celebrating the diversity that Tavis represents. I don’t know, and it’s really none of my business. However, I do take exception to her statements about the great things Obama has supposedly done for blacks and citizens in general.
The history of the Democratic Party in the last 45 years is to make economic slaves of all of us. Obama is merely continuing that trend, which has hit the black family harder than most. In my younger days, the black family was much more viable. Today it is more rare for blacks to be husband and wife, raising children in a traditional family unit. But then the federal government has not done much to uphold family values for anybody.
Ms. Penelton may well think socialized medicine is a good thing, but I do not. You think health care is expensive now? ObamaCare’s mandatory provisions are in contradiction to the Constitution as well as Judeo-Christian values. The powers he expands are at the peril of our liberty.
Obama got us out of Iraq, but left that country in a Sunni/Shiite turmoil. The plan to get Osama bin Laden was in the works for many years. His foreign policy has consisted of insulting our long-term allies and has been a disaster in general.
Let’s talk about jobs bills. The government does not create wealth; private citizens create wealth. The government merely taxes money out of the economy and redistributes it to those who have their hands out. Isn’t 99 weeks long enough for unemployment payments? A better way of helping the poor is to lead them out of poverty, not make them comfortable in it. If the government would get out of the way of private business, we’d all be better off.
OK, so Washington spends money it doesn’t have and rebuilds something here or there. What happens when the work project cannot support itself and the money runs out? Stimulus comes to a dead end and the country is further in debt. And the payroll tax cut is a joke. What genius came up with a two-month extension? For most businesses, it’s more bother than it’s worth.
Just who is Obama working for when he bankrupts our nation with huge government giveaways, nationalizes some private industries, and plants Marxists throughout his administration? The only thing I can support concerning Barack Hussein Obama is a move for his impeachment!
Mike Schwerer is a Navy veteran, husband of 45 years and a grandfather of three. He retired from Ameritech/SBC and lives in Peoria.
Others who believe in holding this administration accountable have sent letters and articles to newspapers in Ohio, California, Florida, Illinois, Virginia, Colorado, and Kansas. If you have had an impeachment letter published in the media, send me a copy.