Legislative Update 5-9-22

A Desperate Response Democrats Ignore Assault on Court in Leaked Opinion

Last week Politico released a leaked draft copy of Justice Alito’s Supreme Court opinion which would overturn Roe v. Wade and send decisions about abortion laws back to the states. In response, Governor Pritzker, and numerous other Democrat legislators, released statements vowing that, “abortion will always be safe and legal here in Illinois.”

In response, State Representative Dan Caulkins released the following statement:

This is what desperation looks like. The Supreme Court leak on the draft of the anticipated Roe v. Wade ruling hasn’t even been proven authentic, and already Governor Pritzker and fellow Democrats are histrionic, all while ignoring the important issue of the unethical and unprecedented leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion.

I have no doubt there was political motivation behind the leak and I have every confidence that Chief Justice Roberts will get to the bottom of it.  But, we must recognize the attack on the integrity of our highest court means that the court as it stands now is compromised.

Meanwhile Gov. Pritzker lamented, “The terrifying implications of this decision and what it means for millions of women across the country cannot be understated.”  And the Illinois General Assembly added their own drama to his press release thinking somehow that their manufactured crisis would be stronger in number.

Their fake outrage has nothing to do with Roe v. Wade, and we all know it. It’s about control, and Illinoisans need to take it back. What’s more, the Democrats statements show they care little about playing by the rules as they all failed to address the seriousness of the leak and its implications for future confidence in court deliberations.

Polls show two-thirds of Illinoisans believe abortion should only be legal in the first trimester and 72 percent believe parents have a right to know if their daughter is seeking an abortion. The 2019 Reproductive Health Act allows abortions to be performed through all nine months of pregnancy for any reason in Illinois and last fall the Democrats passed, and Governor Pritzker signed, legislation that repealed parental notice of abortion.  The Democrats in Illinois are abortion extremists and are out of step with the majority of Illinoisans.

Illinois: Abortion Destination Capital Of The Midwest

If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, it will put more power back in the hands of the states and threaten to make Illinois’s current abortion laws even more heinous and abortion tourism even more prevalent.


Back in September, Governor Pritzker flat out told us his ‘vision’ for Illinois:

“I am very concerned and focused on making sure that here in Illinois we are a beacon of hope for women…in states like Missouri (who) have had to come across the border” he said.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reports that in 2020, more than 46,000 abortions were performed in Illinois, of which more than 9,600 were out-of-state pregnancies terminated in Illinois.

Illinois has already made abortion more accessible, but Democrats like Kelly Cassidy want more:

“We can ensure that there are resources available for patients… from Texas,” Cassidy said during a news conference. “Can we make coverage available?”



Tyrant JB Pritzker has extended the COVID-19 disaster in Illinois for another 30 days. He says the virus continues to infect and claim the lives of too many Illinoisans each day.


Pritzker and Cook County leaders are doing this to our most vulnerable, children and seniors, to interfere with suffrage in an election year.

It’s up to those of us in the middle, parents of school age children and children of elderly parents, to stand up to this deceptive manipulation!

It gets real personal, real fast.


Know What They’re Teaching Your Kids

What’s being “normalized” by your school’s sex education curriculum, who sets the agenda, how are your children’s teachers being trained, and how does the material align with your family values?  

Judge for yourself in the case of AMAZE.org, an organization with materials that have made their way into Illinois schools. Some of the AMAZE videos cover some basic sex ed topics with little to object to, but there are others that have NO business being in our public schools.

Not A Shred Of Criticism Coming From Illinois

It’s all over national and social media, but if you are relying on Illinois politicians and media for analysis, there’s nothing controversial about the Department of Homeland Security’s new sinister-sounding “Disinformation Governance Board” (even though it was quickly and appropriately dubbed the ‘Ministry of Truth’, alluding to George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four).

Heading the board will be “disinformation expert”, Nina Jankowicz (pictured above). She’s an expert, alright. Just look at the short list of her impressive “disinformation” credentials:

  • She repeatedly dismissed the authenticity of the Hunter Biden laptop.
  • She criticized the Wuhan lab leak theory, earning her praise from the Chinese Communist Party.
  • She spread the disproven claim that Russians had paid bounties on US soldiers.
  • She praised the infamous Christopher Steele dossier.

This Is What You Get When Democrat Policies Favor Criminals

Serial lawbreaker Marvin Bugg has been arrested 76 times since 2014.

You read that correctly- 76 times!

Most recently, he tried to sexually assault a disabled woman inside an elevator at the Roosevelt CTA station in March and was arrested in River North on Friday for allegedly touching a 13-year-old girl’s breasts while she was on a school field trip downtown.

Why is this guy free to roam the streets of Chicago?!?

Kimberly Foxx Didn’t Want To Prosecute This Killer

But thankfully, CPD Detective-Commander Charles Brown was doing his job and decided to override Chicago’s Soros-backed top prosecutor. Gregory Stamps (pictured above) has been charged with murder for fatally hitting a man in the head multiple times with a hammer last weekend.

Surprise, surprise…this miscreant has a lengthy criminal history.


Round Table Discussion Worth Revisiting

Democrats are pushing new anti-crimes bills to distract from the damaging SAFE-T Act they passed in the wee hours of the lame duck session back in January of 2021.

Republicans want crime to be illegal again, and they’re introducing several bills that would completely repeal the disastrous SAFE-T Act.


Cost Of Diesel Fuel Hammering Truckers

But Pritzker & Co. are quite comfortable. The soaring cost at the pump of diesel and other petroleum products is generating a tax windfall for state and local governments, which get more sales revenue as prices rise.

Ultimately, the trucking industry has to pass along higher fuel costs to consumers, and that affects everyone.


Immediately Cease the Closure Of Power Plants

Higher electricity prices in Illinois will be the new norm as a result of the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) that was signed into law by Governor J.B. Pritzker on September 15, 2021.


Pritzker scheduled all of Illinois’ clean coal-fired and gas-fired power plants to close, but he and the Illinois Power Agency should immediately stop the closures process and allow them to remain open until alternative sources have actually been invented that will meet our needs 24 hours a day, every day of the year. 

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Oftentimes, some of the best legislation comes from people who see where the law is unworkable or simply unfair.

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