General Election Day is Tuesday, November 4, 2014. General Election Voter Info: Visit www.LakeCountyClerk.info and click on Voter Power for voter registration information and your specific polling location.
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Check our Legislation News for information on pending legislation and legislative alerts such as HB 1, Legalization of "Medical" Marijuana. You may then go to the Directory of Elected Officials to pass on your views to your representatives. Updated 5/3/13
Go to our Newsletter page for articles on the top issues of the day. Stay informed so you can win arguments with all the leftists you're bound to run into, including the fiasco that is "Obamacare". Updated 7/8/13.
Action Alert: (5/3/13) The Illinois House Is Still Several Votes Short For Passage of SB 10. Now is Not the Time to Back Off! Call Your Representatives and Tell Them to Vote NO on the "Religious Freedom and Marriage Act"
Just 2 years ago this matter was already dealt with through passage of a civil unions law in 2011 which included full recognition under Illinois statute of these same sex relationships. The push for “gay marriage” is redundant and unnecessarily provocative. Marriage has a definitive meaning based on the procreative abilities of a man and a woman and has held unique status in cultures for thousands of years. We need not stand by idly while obdurate politicians force upon all Illinoisans a redefinition of marriage. Even Pres. Obama was against “same sex marriage” until as recently as April, 2012. This is a dramatic societal change that deserves full discussion about it’s impact on commerce and business rules, education, religious expression and rights of free speech.
Undeclared consequences here in Illinois have included the driving out of Catholic Charities from providing adoption services because it would not place children with same sex couples under the current civil union law, and the fining of the proprietors of a bed and breakfast in southern Illinois for not renting rooms to a “civil union” couple. In Massachusetts, a church was sued for not allowing their hall to be used for a “gay wedding” reception and in Nevada a woman was charged for refusing to provide photography services during a civil union ceremony; so much for artistic freedom.
The impact on child custody laws and school curriculum as it pertains to “comprehensive sex education” and life style tolerance has received scant attention.
The Platform of the Illinois Republican Party embraces the protection of the traditional family. “The Republican Party endorses a constitutional amendment protecting our (Illinois’) Defense of Marriage Act and enshrining in constitutional law marriage as it is defined in our (state’s) DOMA”.
With these points in mind, Please call and e-mail each of our state representatives serving portions of Wauconda Township and tell them to vote NO on SB10 dubiously entitled “The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act”. State Senators Dan Duffy(26th, R) and Pamela Althoff(32nd,R) both voted No on SB10 while Sen. Melinda Bush(31st,D) voted in favor of redefining marriage. With a vote coming at anytime, please contact ASAP State Representatives David McSweeney(52nd,R), Barb Wheeler(64th,R) and Sam Yingling(62nd,D) and urge them to vote no on SB10. Go to Directory of Elected Officials page for contact information. SB 10 has passed the senate and Gov. Quinn has pledged to sign it if it passes the house. The house vote is our last chance to stop this misguided bill but take heart for many democrat reps. and their constituents are also not in favor of this proposal.
For more coverage of this issue go to the Illinois Family Institute at www.illinoisfamily.org and an excellant examination on why traditional marriage is uniquely promoted and must be protected by Cardinal George, Arch Bishop of Chicago, http://www.archchicago.org/blog/comments.aspx?postID=276
And here closer to home, the Ignorance and Arrogance of Chicago politicians. Read "Lessons Learned from the Chick-fil-A Imbroglio" By Laurie Higgins, http://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/lessons-learned-from-the-chick-fil-a-imbroglio/ .
Action Alert: Attorney Gen. Holder is stonewalling Congress on the facts regarding approval and implementation of BATF's covert operation, "Fast and Furious". Call Senators Durbin and Kirk and demand an expedited and thorough investigation. Background articles at our Legislation News page.
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Republican Reform Proposals and Conservative Ideas:
"A Bi-Partisan Way Forward on Medicare", an op-ed piece by Cong. Paul Ryan(R-Wi) and Cong. Ron Wyden (D-Or) from the Wall Street Journal, 12/14/11 http://budget.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=272619 . Also a press release from Ryan and Wyden listing main provisions of this bi-partisan health reform proposal, http://budget.house.gov/bipartisanhealthoptions/ .
One More Reason to Pursue Education Reform as presented by National Education Association General Counsel Robert Chanin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwxiRXqH_hQ .It is indeed about power and money.
Illinois State Budget Alert: The Republican Leadership of the General Assembly has determined that the state faces a $22.6 Billion deficit in 5 years unless tough choices are made now in spending priorities. To see the Republican plan to cut $5 Billion from the budget go to http://illinoisrealitycheck.com
9/26/11 How to Create a Job! (and how not to). A must see video on the basics of a free market and the futility of a command economy. http://www.economicfreedom.org/2011/09/14/how-to-create-a-job-creating-value-not-just-work/
The GOP Jobs Plan can be found at www.speaker.gov/blog/?postid=248873 . (posted 6/26) Republicans have a whole host of ideas on how to promote job and economic growth. The Dems?... all talk, no ideas, no action... except more borrowing and spending.
Congressman Pual Ryan on "The Principle of Prudence and the Conservative Renewal" a speech given to the National Review institute and posted on 1/26/13. http://budget.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=317946
Go To The GOP Congressional Web Site, http://www.gop.gov/budget , to get the facts on Congressman Paul Ryan's "The Path To Prosperity" budget proposal for getting our Nation back to sound financial footing. Now available, "Saving Medicare" with Cong. Paul Ryan, video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJIC7kEq6kw&feature=player_embedded
9/23/11 Congressman Paul Ryan's "Plan to Simplify the Tax Code". Powerful video on how eliminating tax loopholes and lowering the overall tax rate for individuals and business will diminish the power of lobbyists and unleash the true spirit of American self determination. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2Aewj_IndN4
Government Gone Wild ! A video presentation on govt. spending by www.governmentgonewild.org that's on "You Tube". See for yourself, http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VtVbUmcQSuk Also you can better visualize Pres. Obama's "draconian" spending cuts in this video at http://www.wimp.com/budgetcuts/
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Also, be sure to hit the Events page as there are many activities, forums and elected representative "meet and greets" coming up this primary campaign season! Such as......
The Lake County Republican Federation 52nd Annual Spring Gala, Sen. Ron Johnson as the Keynote Speaker
Friday, April 11, 2014, 5:30pm- Reception, 7:30pm- Dinner at the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, Lincolnshire, IL.
See Events page for complete list and details.
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