Several state lawmakers from Chicago want to legalize “recreational” marijuana throughout Illinois, and their allies in the media only seem to want to collude in advancing this ominous agenda. Many proponents simply view the illegal controlled substance as a revenue source to help bail them out of years of reckless overspending. Yet we do not have to look far to discover overwhelming and alarming consequences of legalization from other states that have already implemented this foolish policy.
The affects on school dropout, workforce participation, highway accidents, job safety, homelessness, crime, mental health, and lung/heart disease (to name a few), are not being considered in this rush to secure a new source of revenue to bolster irresponsible spending in Springfield. This is nothing more than pushing intoxication for tax income.
Illinois can expect more drugs in the hands of youth, more fatalities on our roads and more buzzed employees in the workplace. And for what? After five years, Colorado receives only 0.08% of their budget in tax revenue from legalization.
Hardly worth the inestimable costs.
There is so much more to say and write about this topic, and we will continue to do so. But to help IFI subscribers get a better handle on this important issue, we are going to host our first Facebook Livestream webinar with a panel of experts this Thursday evening. Our guests will discuss what legalization has brought to other states and what we can expect if these ballot initiatives pass in Illinois.
WHAT: Panel of Experts to Discuss Marijuana Legalization
WHEN: Thursday, January 25th
TIME: 7:00 PM
WHERE: Watch via the IFI Facebook page
Please attend! It will be very worth your time!
You will learn important facts that the media simply won’t tell you.
If you cannot watch live, the video will be archived on the IFI Facebook page and cross-posted on the IFI YouTube Channel.
Please note: There will be a referendum question on the Cook County ballot on March 20th and possibly one for the entire state for the General Election on November 6th on whether or not to legalize. Before you cast your vote, know the facts!
Bulletin Insert: Ask your pastor to share this bulletin insert with your congregation. The body of Christ and people of faith must be informed about the consequences of this policy, and encouraged to vote NO to legal marijuana in Illinois.
We are excited about our annual Worldview Conference featuring well-know apologist John Stonestreet on Sat., Feb. 10, 2017 at Medinah Baptist Church. Mr. Stonestreet is s a dynamic speaker and the award-winning author of “Making Sense of Your World” and his newest offer: “A Practical Guide to Culture.”
Join us for a wonderful opportunity to take enhance your biblical worldview and equip you to more effectively engage the culture:
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