By JOHN BIVER • June 19, 2012
Here are the two headlines:
Here is the question:
Where the heck are Illinois Republican elected leaders?
The headline of the first article is the latest from the Illinois Family Institute’s Laurie Higgins. Here are her opening paragraphs:
Lambda Legal in cahoots with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois are suing the Cook County Clerk for purportedly violating the Constitution of Illinois when Cook County refused to issue marriage licenses to men who sought to marry men and women who sought to marry women. To make matters worse, these ethically challenged Illinois leaders have all expressed support for the lawsuit: Governor Patrick Quinn, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Cook County State’s A Attorney Anita Alvarez, and Cook County Clerk David Orr.
Lambda Legal is a homosexual legal organization hell-bent on using the judicial system to bypass the will of the people in order to impose its subversive sexuality theories on the entire country. This is the organization that shoved same-sex marriage down the throats of Iowans, which, not incidentally, brought the electoral defeat of those judges who threw their lots in with Lambda Legal.
The second headline is a report from the Daily Herald. That article begins:
Recession-plagued states diverted scarce money away from pensions to pay for more immediate concerns, leaving a $757 billion hole in the retirement funds covering millions of public employees, according to a study released Monday.
The Pew Center on the States found 34 states failed to maintain safe levels of money in the pension funds, which most experts agree is about 80 percent of long-term obligations.
Greg Hinz at Crain’s Chicago Business has even more regarding the Pew Center study in his post “Illinois’ pension woes deepen.”
So…where is the plan being put forward by Illinois Republicans to counter both of those assaults from the political left? The assault on marriage is exactly what Laurie Higgins says it is—it’s…
“…using the judicial system to bypass the will of the people in order to impose its subversive sexuality theories on the entire country.”
The assault on taxpayers by taxeaters to fund wildly generous pension plans can be learned about by following the links found here.
Folks, for years some of us have been trying to teach the ABCs to our GOP elected officials. It’s so simple. Develop a plan, sell it to the voters, win support so you have the elected power necessary to implement. They still are not listening to this incredibly basic advice. Until they do, this state will continue in its decline.
John Biver is a Christian, an American citizen, a writer, a researcher, and an activist. You can read more from John at www.johnbiver.com.