The Ottumwa Courier

Letters to the Editor

May 22, 2013

Ask for salvation now

Ask for

salvation now

Matthew, Mark and John were eyewitnesses of Jesus — they wrote what they learned!

Read Matthew 10:28. There is a hell! Pray to God! Ask for salvation!

Ronald S. Davis


Spend money

on park

To the city council members, park director and the mayor: Where does the money go that they took in this year?

They need to spend some of the money to fix up the park. Fill some of the holes in the park. Also, they need to cut some limbs from the trees that rub on top of motorhomes and travel trailers for all the people that camp over there.

I have a motorhome, and I camp there when open.

Howard L. Murphy


Now the story

comes out

“First, they came for the Jews and I did nothing. Then, they came for me.” This is a shortened version of the warning that we’ve all heard before. It references Hitler’s fascist takeover of Germany. Today, we are watching this very same scenario playing itself out ... right here in America.

In just three weeks, we’ve seen three horrendous matters involving the Obama administration finally ... FINALLY ... come into the light of day.

Benghazi: Four Americans were murdered by Islamic terrorists before last year’s election. Obama lied about the identity of the murderers and refused to tell us just why he refused to send military help. Informed Americans knew this, but the mainstream media refused to even cover this story, fearing that it would hurt his chances for re-election.

IRS intimidation: Since 2010, the IRS had been harassing and threatening Jewish groups, Tea Party groups and donors to the Romney for President campaign. Obama knew about and promoted this truly evil activity. Patriot Americans had been screaming about it for years. But, again, the mainstream media refused to cover the story because they knew it would destroy Obama’s chances for re-election.

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