Horrible Bills in Springfield
Horrible Bills in Springfield

Once more, the legislature races before its May 31st deadline to pass laws repugnant to freedom loving Patriots.  Democrats insist on increasing the rate of flight from Illinois.

1.) Extreme abortion-promoting laws, ala New York State, overturning the Parental Notification law, removing conscience rights of doctors and nurses, allowing abortions to the moment of birth, also permits infanticide. All state regulation of abortion facilities ends – even health regulations.  One provision repeals the statute making a crime of slipping an unknowing mother an abortion pill.  Stunning!

2.) Extreme anti-gun laws, increasing the cost of FOID cards (Firearm Owner Identification) by a factor of 10 (5 times the cost, half the valid period).  House Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 1966 requires FOID applicants pay all costs for background checks and fingerprinting at State Police locations, around $150.  Private gun transfers become Class 4 felonies.  This is a tax on our Second Amendment rights.

3.) Extreme recreational marijuana legalization. The new weed is far stronger.  Experience in Oregon and Colorado shows increase in marijuana-impaired auto crashes.  Expected tax revenues will be dwarfed by increased public costs. Imagine the higher risk to high school (and younger) students, failing to become productive members of the workforce – another reason for businesses to avoid “Wacky Illinois” as a site for their operation.

4.) SB 2090 would put a polling place in Cook County Jail for inmates.  Every possible effort to make voting as easy (and as unmonitored) as buying a Snickers bar, including Vote by Mail, is a priority for Dems.  Cleaning up voter rolls is not.

Plan to attend the Illinois Conservative Union August 24 state conference at Bolingbrook Golf Club.  Unity will make our efforts more powerful.  To learn more by clicking HERE.

Art Ellingsen
Arlington Heights Tea Party


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