By John Biver | 05.24.17Two years after the “temporary” income tax expired, rapacious Springfield lawmakers are once again working toward raising our taxes, supposedly in order to solve the state’s fiscal problems. This time they want to raise the state’s income tax from 3.75...
By David E. Smith | 05.23.17With eight days left before the Illinois General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn for the summer, we want to again alert you to a disturbing piece of legislation pending in Springfield. HB 1785 is a highly controversial proposal that would make it significantly easier for gender-dysphoric persons to obtain fraudulent birth certificates.
By Monte Larrick | 05.23.17The Equal Rights Amendment is once again before Illinois lawmakers, and if enacted is sure to launch a real war on women.
By John Biver | 05.22.17Almost every day in the op eds it’s there — the secret path to victory for economic and social conservatives. Will they see it? Fiscal conservatives work to present well thought out policies that work in line with human nature...
05.20.17Last week, my organization, an immigration-control advocate, publicly released a 2016 disciplinary opinion from the Obama-era U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) officially reprimanding a Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) attorney for unprofessional and frivolous behavior in immigration court proceedings.
05.20.17More than eight in 10 Americans admit that they have some level of concern that the morality in America is declining, a new survey by LifeWay Research shows. The Nashville-based Christian polling group's survey, released Tuesday, found that 81 percent of Americans either agree or strongly agree with the statement: "I am concerned about declining moral behavior in our nation."
By Laurie Higgins | 05.19.17The legal recognition of homoerotic unions as marriages goes by many names. Professor Anthony Esolen calls it “pseudogamy,’ and Pastor Doug Wilson calls it “same-sex mirage.” Whatever you call it, don’t call it marriage because it ain’t.
By Aaron Baer | 05.19.17Let’s flash back 10 years ago… This was a time when a majority of states had constitutional marriage amendments defining marriage s the union of one man and one woman – a time when support for this definition was bipartisan:...
By David E. Smith | 05.18.17On February 28th, the Illinois Senate passed SB 7 - a massive gambling bill - by a vote of 31-26. Yet for lawmakers with an insatiable hunger for revenue at the expense of well-documented social costs, it wasn't enough. Yesterday, the Illinois Senate passed an amended version of SB 7 to exploit even more citizens, by a vote of 33-24 with 1 voting present. (See roll call chart below.)