Written by Matt Barber
It’s often said, “Be careful what you wish for – you just might get it.”
Democrats got it all right.
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts – once counted among the constitutional originalists on the high court – has granted President Barack Obama’s supreme wish. By inexplicably siding with the court’s left wing and upholding the president’s signature achievement – government-run socialized health care – Roberts has given Democrats a shiny election-year package adorned with a judicial-activist bow.
The excessive celebration has begun. Nancy Pelosi immediately released a statement gloating, “We made history. … We completed unfinished business!”
Exhibiting that characteristic class intrinsic to “progressivism,” other high-level Democrats took to Twitter: “it’s Constitutional. B*tches,” tweeted Patrick Gaspard, executive director of the Democratic National Committee and all-around sexist pig.… Continue Reading
by David E. Smith, Executive Director
As you know by now, in a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled today to uphold the core provisions of President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPAC). By their decision, we now face an egregious threat to American liberty.
This federal legislation contains a highly controversial and unpopular Individual Mandate, which, if not repealed, will force Americans to “buy” federally approved or sponsored healthcare plans or pay a penalty for non-compliance. Contrary to their promises to Congress as well as to the general public, proponents of the PPAC have succeeded in arguing to the Supreme Court that the Individual Mandate will function as a federal tax. We are very concerned that this will set a dangerous precedent for federal mandates.… Continue Reading
June 27, 2012 — Carol Stream, IL — David E. Smith, Executive Director of Illinois Family Action, a sister organization of the Illinois Family Institute, issued the following statement regarding tonight’s fundraiser for Bill Foster hosted by former Playboy CEO Christie Hefner. Foster is the Democratic candidate for the 11th Congressional District:
“It’s disappointing to learn that while Bill Foster has been too busy to tell Illinois voters whether he supports the job-creating Keystone pipeline or explain why he stood with Nancy Pelosi in voting for open homosexuality in the military by voting to overturn the policy of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, tonight he’s making time to party with former Playboy Magazine CEO Christie Hefner,” Smith said.
“For years, Playboy has profited from the exploitation of women, contributed to the breakdown of marriage and families, and encouraged an entire younger generation of men into viewing women as toys.
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State Senator Ron Sandack’s (R-Downers Grove) vote in support of anti-family gambling expansion in SB 1849 is in stark contradiction to the position he stated earlier this year in the IFI Voter Guide and on the URF 2012 candidate questionnaire.
Both survey’s clearly asked if the candidate supported the expansion of gambling in the state of Illinois. The Illinois Family Institute survey went so far to specifically cite SB 744 and SB 1849 as examples of gambling expansion. Sandack clearly responded that he was “opposed” to gambling expansion in his responses to both of these questionnaires.
Illinois Review reports on the flip-flop, suggesting that campaign donations from Penn National Gaming, Inc. may have influenced Sandack’s flip-flop and his decision to put gambling interests over the interests of the families in his district.… Continue Reading
by Matt Barber
When you’re on the wrong side of Planned Parenthood, you’re on the right side of history.
The left’s disingenuous and intellectually lazy “war on women” talking points have blown up in its face. Most polls show Mitt Romney fast gaining on President Barack Obama with female voters. Some polls even show him pulling ahead.
Still, it’s the multi-billion dollar abortion industry that may just give Romney the boost he needs to take a permanent lead. Just days after pro-life investigative group Live Action released devastating evidence that Planned Parenthood systemically engages in the grisly practice of sex-selection abortion – a charge to which it now admits – the cash-flush abortion Goliath has done Obama an ironic disservice by endorsing his re-election bid. The group has additionally launched a $1.4 million advertising campaign to smear Mitt Romney.… Continue Reading
Written by David E. Smith
SB 1849, the massive gambling expansion bill, barely passed the Illinois Senate last night by a vote of 30-26 with three voting present — just an hour and half before the official end of the Spring Session. This vote, however, falls short of the 36 votes needed to over-ride a potential (and anticipated) veto by Governor Patrick Quinn. Sponsored by State Senator Terry Link (D-Lincolnshire), this legislation authorizes five new casinos — including one in the City of Chicago — and adds video slot machines at the existing six horse race tracks. This would bring the total number of casino-like establishments in Illinois to twenty-one.
Unfortunately, Republicans Matt Murphy (Palatine) and Dave Syverson (Rockford) both took to the floor to support SB 1849, urging their colleagues to vote in favor of this anti-family legislation. … Continue Reading