I was surprised to learn from the racism sleuths among us that Georgia recently enacted a Jim Crow voter suppression law the likes of which America has never seen. In light of that disturbing revelation, I wondered if there were any other states with such laws and was even more surprised to discover that from sea to shining sea, America is riddled with Jim Crow laws.
Posted in Federal
Tagged absentee voting, Dianne Feinstein, Dick Durbin, Early Voting, Hans von Spakovsky, Harry Reid, Help America Vote Act, Jim Crow laws, Joe Biden, Major League Baseball, Patrick Leahy, photo ID laws, Vote by Mail, Voter integrity, voter suppression
How can someone as foolish and manipulative as U.S. Representative Marie Newman get elected to Congress? Oh, yeah, she ran in Illinois, the land that once gave the nation Abe Lincoln but now saddles the nation with Dick Durbin, Tammy Duckworth, Jan Schakowsky, Sean Casten, and Brad Schneider.
On March 17 Newman, the anti-life, self-identifying Catholic, spoke in a U.S. Senate hearing in support of the execrable Equality Act, which has nothing to do with Equality and everything to do with advancing an alchemical superstition about the alleged ability of humans to become the opposite …
Posted in Federal, Religious Liberty, Sexuality
Tagged Brad Schneider, Dick Durbin, Equality Act, Ethics and Public Policy Center, James Lankford, Jan Schakowsky, Marie Newman, Marsha Blackburn, Mary Hasson, Notre Dame Law School, Sean Casten, Tammy Duckworth, Vicki Hartzler
Jan Schakowsky, the U.S. Representative from Evanston, Illinois, diminutive in intellectual and moral stature, has sponsored a bill to repeal the Helms Act. Her bill, H.R.1670, is titled “Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act,” and if passed, would open the floodgates of American money to fund abortions overseas.
According to the liberal Guttmacher Institute, the repeal of the Helms Act will result in Americans funding the slaughter of 19 million babies every year, mostly black and brown babies. And Schakowsky has the audacity of a lifelong politician whose conscience has shriveled up to call the Helms Amendment “…
Posted in Federal, Sanctity of Life
Tagged Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act, Ayanna Pressley, Barack Obama, Barbara Lee, David Axelrod, Diana DeGette, Dick Durbin, Guttmacher Institute, Helms Act, Jackie Speier, Jan Schakowsky, Jesse Jackson, Nita Lowey, Norma Torres, Planned Parenthood, Project Veritas, Robert Creamer
Earlier this week Tucker Carlson interviewed feminist attorney Kara Dansky. ... During this short interview, she rightly describes the increasing erasure of women as an “emergency” with many unforeseen consequences that will affect the “rights, privacy, and safety of women and girls.” She warns that the Equality Act, which will “redefine the word ‘sex” to include the nebulous, ill-defined, un-understood, made-up lie that is “gender-identity,” makes a national conversation about these serious consequences imperative.
Let’s join USA Today and Fox News for a short, illuminating stroll down memory lane:
2001: Following the Bush vs. Gore election in 2000, “Members of the Congressional House Black Caucus spent 20 minutes objecting as they sought to block Florida's 25 electoral votes” from being certified for George Bush.
Posted in Religious Liberty
Tagged Barbara Boxer, Ben & Jerry's, Bennie Thompson, Big Tech, BLM, Bush vs. Gore, Byron York, Chris Van Hollen, Chuck Schumer, CNBC, Coca-Cola, Congress, Dick Durbin, Fox News, George Bush, John Kerry, Josh Hawley, JP Morgan, Pennsylvania, Pramila Jayapal, Republican, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Ted Cruz, the Capitol assault, The Media, USA Today, Walt Disney
The U.S. House passed a bill last week that would remove marijuana from the federal schedule of controlled substances and eliminate federal criminal penalties for anyone who manufactures, distributes, or possesses marijuana. This is the first time in our nation’s history that a chamber of the U.S. Congress has voted on decriminalizing marijuana on the federal level.
Illinois Congressional members voting for this proposal include: Bobby Rush (D-Chicago), Robin Kelly (D-Chicago), Jesus Garcia (D-Chicago), Mike Quigley (D-Chicago), Sean Casten (D-Wheaton), Danny Davis (D-Chicago), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Lake Zurich), Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston), Bill Foster (D-Aurora), and Lauren Underwood (D-Woodstock).
The bill, known …
Posted in Marijuana
Tagged Bill Foster, Bobby Rush, Danny Davis, Dick Durbin, Jan Schakowsky, Jesus Garcia, Lauren Underwood, Marijuana Decriminalization, Mike Quigley, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Robin Kelly, Sean Casten, Tammy Duckworth
The state of Illinois long ago made the embarrassing leap from local joke to national joke. The Land of Lincoln is now the corrupt, insolvent, morally vacuous, leftist dystopia of U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, Springfield mob boss Mike Madigan, Governor J.B. Pritzker, and Mayor Lori Lightfoot. I guess the lazy, irresponsible, anti-science, and morally vacuous community organizers that comprise the Chicago Teachers’ Union thought Illinois was not getting quite enough national PR, so on Sunday, they tweeted,
The push to reopen schools is rooted in sexism, racism and misogyny.
Say what? Even for …
Posted in Education
Tagged 1619 Project, Chicago Teachers Union, COVID–19, Critical Race Theory, Dick Durbin, Illinois Policy Institute, J.B. Pritzker, John Piper, Lori Lightfoot, Mike Madigan, National Education Association, Tammy Duckworth, Wuhan virus
Illinois’ feckless U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth opposes the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U. S. Supreme Court because Barrett signed a 2006 newspaper ad sponsored by an Indiana pro-life organization that said, "We, the following citizens of Michiana, oppose abortion on demand and defend the right to life from fertilization to natural death. Please continue to pray to end abortion." In an October 2nd letter to her Senate colleagues, Duckworth said the pro-life organization whose ad Barrett signed 14 years ago opposes, "a critical step of the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) process that gave me my children."
Duckworth conveniently omitted what that critical step is.
Posted in Federal, Sanctity of Life
Tagged Amy Coney Barrett, Dick Durbin, Earl Warren, John Hart Ely, Maile Pearl, Roe v. Wade, SCOTUS, Stanford Law School, Tammy Duckworth, U.S. Supreme Court
We have another important U.S. Senate Bill that needs your attention. This proposal ( S. 3398) is sponsored by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and is supported by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE). Introduced on March 5th, it is now pending before the Judiciary Committee, and expected to be "marked up" by the Committee on Thursday, July 2.
Posted in Federal, Pornography
Tagged Bob Casey, Dianne Feinstein, Dick Durbin, Doug Jones, Earn It Act, John Kennedy, Joni Ernst, Josh Hawley, Kevin Cramer, Lindsey Graham, National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Online Child Sexual Exploitation Prevention, Rhonda Graff, Richard Blumenthal, S. 3398, Sheldon Whitehouse
The intellectually incoherent U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) sought to apply an unconstitutional religious test for office today when interrogating nominee to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Neomi Rao. Perhaps hoping everyone listening were idiots, he first attempted an indirect tactic by asking her this irrelevant question, the answer to which is none of his business: “Are gay relationships in your opinion immoral?”
Posted in Federal, Religious Liberty
Tagged Bernie Sanders, Chai Feldblum, Cory Booker, Diane Feinstein, Dick Durbin, Judicial tests, Kamala Harris, Mazie Hirono, Mike Lee, Mike Pompeo, Neomi Rao, Obergefelle, presidential nominees, Senator Cory Booker, Ted Cruz
Illinois' senior U.S. Senator, Dick Durbin, recently introduced legislation in Washington, D.C. to crack down on flavored tobacco in e-cigarettes. He believes Big Tobacco is marketing to children with flavors like cake batter, whipped cream and gummy bears. As a mother and grandmother, I applaud his efforts.
But there’s another industry targeting kids right under our adult noses - Big Marijuana.
Thursday, we witnessed again an arrogant Leftist lawmaker demonstrate his disregard for constitutional principles—specifically for the First Amendment’s religious protections and the prohibition of a religious test for holding office.
In the U.S. Senate inquisition confirmation hearing for Secretary of State nominee and current CIA Director Mike Pompeo, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) both interrogated and lectured Director Pompeo on sexual ethics.
Here is the astonishing exchange:
Booker: I do want to give you a chance to speak on your comments about gay and lesbians. You said in a speech that morning in America that endorses perversion and calls …
After an embarrassing rant about Christianity somehow disqualifying an individual from public office and impying that a religious test should be implemented for those seeking to hold public office, California Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein is doubling down on her remarks.
The men and women that you elect to the U.S. Congress in both chambers need to hear from you regularly on the important issues, and they need to hear from you today regarding the latest actions of Illinois’ own U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.
U.S. Senator Durbin along with radical Leftists such as Bernie Sanders aim to undermine the brilliant Electoral College established by our Founding Fathers. Durbin and Sanders and others are ignorant of the purpose and importance of the Electoral College. They argue that it’s a “relic” and “racist” in its design.
Electoral College opponents could all benefit …
According to an Associated Press report, the U.S. Senate voted to approve a $602 billion defense bill which also mandates that our daughters register for Selective Service and a possible future draft. This gender blind, biologically indifferent proposal was sponsored by U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), who also happens to chair the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee.
Both Illinois U.S. Senators, Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk, voted in favor of this irresponsible legislation. The over all vote was 85 in favor, just 13 opposed. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) also voted for this atrocity.
U.S. Senator Ted …