California Dreaming?
By Thomas Hampson   |   03.29.23
Is it possible that our legislators are trying their best to make Illinois the California of the Midwest, without the mountains or beautiful weather? Our Governors, most certainly, are competing. Both have wildly inflated egos, both ignored their own directives during the height of the pandemic, and both have designs on the White House.
The Trans Quagmire – How We Got Here
By Thomas Hampson   |   03.22.23
The controversy over transgenderism arose a few years ago seemingly out of nowhere. But when it did arise, it erupted like a cultural Mount St. Helens. The transgender cause has not been part of the LGB agenda until recently. When Kirk and Madsen wrote their book, published in 1990, “After the Ball," I don't recall they made any mention of the transgender issue. At that time, there were transvestites—men that dressed as women who were a recognized part of the community.
Public Education – Transparently Opaque
By Thomas Hampson   |   03.15.23
Why are so many public schools in Illinois keeping so many secrets from the public? Last August, Christopher Rufo disclosed that Lurie’s Children’s Hospital, unbeknownst to parents or the general public, was collaborating with Chicago area schools to promote “radical gender theory, trans activism, and sexually explicit materials in at least four Chicago-area public school systems: District 75, District 120, District 181, and District 204.” Three of these school districts are elementary districts and one is a high school district.
Division 44
By Thomas Hampson   |   03.08.23
The U.S. Center for Disease Control is sending out an LGBTQ inclusive self-assessment guide to all schools in the country. The agency wants to find out how committed schools are to providing a safe and inclusive environment for these students. The CDC’s school health division believes that when schools provide such an environment for gay and transgender students, it will improve the health and success of all students.
The Greatest Threat to Our Children
By Thomas Hampson   |   03.02.23
According to Plato the two most important questions for society is who will teach the children and what is taught to them. That was true 2,500 years ago and it is still true today. Sadly, today there simply is no agreement on who teaches the children and nothing but confusion and wildly different positions on what should be taught. Therein lies the greatest threat to children in our modern age.
Illinois – Home of Ideology, Not Facts
By Thomas Hampson   |   02.22.23
If one State Senator has his way, Illinois will become a center for gender affirmation care for children—which is just a euphemism for chemical castration and surgical mutilation of children. Mike Simmons (D-Chicago) district, recently introduced SB 1283 which is to be known as the “Gender-Affirming Health Care Protection Act.” He introduced the bill as a response to several states outlawing puberty blockers, hormone therapy and cosmetic surgery that makes the child appear to be the opposite of the child’s birth sex.
In the Best Interest of the Child
By Thomas Hampson   |   02.15.23
Is it in the best interest of the child to be raised by a mother who ingested so much alcohol or drugs that it affected the child’s fetal development? Illinois State Representative LaShawn Ford (D-Chicago) does not think so. A bill he introduced for consideration this session of the General Assembly, HB 1468, would remove this provision in Illinois law.
Settled Science?
By Thomas Hampson   |   02.07.23
During the mid-90’s international condemnation was directed at the practice of female circumcision, a euphemism for female genital mutilation. Did you know that The Female Genital Mutilation Act of 1996, which outlawed the procedure in all 50 States and it made it a crime to take a child to another country for that purpose as well, passed with substantial bipartisan support?
Institutional Grooming in Illinois
By Thomas Hampson   |   02.01.23
It has been almost 20 years since it has been documented that children in our schools are in grave danger of being sexually abused by teachers.  In 2004, Charol Shakeshaft completed a U.S. Department of Education sponsored study on Educator Sexual Misconduct.  The seminal findings showed that 9.6% of children in our schools, public and private, are victims of educator sexual misconduct sometime between kindergarten and 12th grade.
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Thomas Hampson and his wife live in the suburbs of Chicago, have been married for 48 years, and have three grown children. Mr. Hampson is an Air Force veteran where he served as an Intelligence analyst in Western Europe. He also served as an Chief Investigator for the Illinois Legislative Investigating Commission and served on the Chicago Crime Commission as a board member. His work as an investigator prompted him to establish the Truth Alliance Foundation (TAF) and to dedicate the rest of his life to the protection of children. He hopes that the TAF will expand to facilitate the protection of children all over the United States and around the world.

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