Close Race in the 97th GOP House Primary

Mark Batinick, our pro-family endorsed candidate, is under a major attack from the pro-abortion contingent! His opponents know they have nothing to lose, so they are resorting to hyperbolic mud slinging.  (Read more at IllinoisReview.com)

Can you believe that pro-abortion candidate Amanda Manke is openly criticizing Mark’s pro-family positions?!?!  In a recent Personal PAC mailer sent on behalf of Mancke, they attack Mark for being anti-woman because he is pro-life.  Liberals certainly can spin an issue, can’t they?

Well, with the money she is getting from the abortion industry, she is closing the gap on the front runner, Mark Batinick.

We simply can’t let the abortion industry win on Tuesday!

You must find a way to get to the polls! Bring your spouse and children with you! Make sure they vote, and vote pro-family.

We finally have the opportunity to elect a pro-life & pro-family advocate to represent this district! Mark Batinick is the right candidate for the 97th district!

Mark is a family man, father of 5, who is concerned with the state of affairs in Illinois.  Like you, he is tired of the moral decline represented by years of anti-family laws.  As a social and fiscal conservative, he wants to protect our children from the moral and fiscal chaos that has been brought upon Illinois by failing legislators, Democrat or Republican.  He is our kind of representative!

Planned Parenthood would like nothing more than you staying home during the primaries while they steal this Republican seat for the abortion forces. Please spread the word!!

Thank you,

David E. Smith, Executive Director
Illinois Family Action

Keith Matune Challenging Incumbent in 81st District Primary

Charles Thomas, the longtime political reporter for ABC Chicago News, helped to clear the air with an important report on Friday.

What’s defining this race is the incumbent’s new position on same-sex “marriage” and his Matune’s twenty-year old incident record the candidate calls youthful indiscretions.

Had Enough of RINOs?

Don’t Trust Tom “Double” Cross

GOP Candidate for Governor Says He is “Pro-Choice”

Written by David E. Smith

Bruce Rauner,  a venture capitalist from Winnetka, was asked asked by a reporter about his positions on the social issues:  same-sex marriage and abortion.  In the video below, Rauner dodges the question on same-sex marriage by saying that the issue should be put to the voters.  On the issue of abortion, Rauner doesn’t flinch: “I am pro-choice.”

It is hard to believe that any pro-life voter would consider supporting a candidate that supports the death and dismemberment of unborn children.

With the scientific evidence we have today about the humanity of the unborn child, to proudly proclaim support of legalized abortion means that you are either 1.) lying to yourself about what abortion is and does to the unborn child, 2.) lying to the public and hiding the truth of abortion, or 3.) the only other possible explanation is ignorance. In any case, being “pro-choice” is reason enough to disqualify any candidate from getting our vote.

Watch the video interview yourself.  The clip below starts at 17:19. Rauner clearly tells the reporters that he supports a women’s “right” to choose abortion:

LGBTQ Radicals Support Ron Sandack & Sullivan in GOP Primary

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State Rep. Ron Sandack during gay marriage rally last summer – Photo: Windy City Times

Written by IllinoisReview.com — A new group, headed by former DuPage County Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom’s son Glen, filed paperwork Tuesday to set up the Illinois Unity PAC. The new PAC says it was formed to support incumbent State Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) and Rep. Ed Sullivan (R-Mundelein) in the March 18th GOP primary.

Both Sandack and Sullivan are being challenged by Republicans that support traditional marriage. Sandack is being challenged by Keith Matune, and Sullivan by Bob Bednar. Pro-family groups set out to “primary” Sandack and Sullivan when they broke Republican ranks and voted with House Democrats to legalize same sex marriage in Illinois.

Tuesday, New York hedge fund investor Paul Singer, who had maxed out with $5,300 donations to both Sandack and Sullivan, gave $85,000 to Illinois Unity PAC, an independent expenditure group that has no limits on campaign donations or disbursements.

The investment mogul said in May he intended to support Republicans that promote gay marriage. Singer, who is straight, has a gay son that was married to another man in Massachusetts.

Candidate Obama versus President Obama on Executive Power

Written by Don Irvine, Accuracy in Media

When U.S. Senator Barack Obama campaigned for president in 2008, he criticized President George W. Bush for bringing “more and more power into the executive branch,” rather than working with Congress to meet his legislative goals:

I taught constitutional law for ten years. I take the Constitution very seriously. The biggest problem that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all, and that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m President of the United States of America.

Considering how President Obama is now using his executive order privilege—delaying the employer mandate in Obamacare, requiring federal contractors to pay a higher minimum wage—it looks like Obama is not keeping his promise to work with Congress.

Obama promised in his State of the Union speech that this would be a year of action.  What he meant was that this will be a year of executive orders to try and achieve what he has failed to accomplish legislatively.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for the media to report on this latest example of Obama’s hypocrisy.

Roll Up Your Sleeves for Peter!

Written by David E. Smith

The Illinois Primary Election is just a little more than four weeks away, and it’s time to roll up our sleeves to help get some great pro-family lawmakers elected to represent our values in Springfield.

To that end, I would like to encourage you to join us next Saturday for a Rally and Volunteer Day for Peter Breen who is running for state representative against a pro-choice incumbent.

Peter has been a strong voice for our values, working hard to promote pro-life and natural marriage policies throughout the state and nation. Illinois risks moral and financial collapse unless we elect candidates of high moral and ethical standards to public office. I have no doubt that Peter would be a strong voice for our values in Springfield.

This rally will be held next Saturday, February 22 in Villa Park. The keynote speaker will be Joe Walsh, former congressman and radio personality. I will be there also along with Pat Hughes, 2010 U.S. Senate candidate. This is an event for the whole family!

Click HERE to download a flyer for this event.

Doors will open at 10:15 a.m. for the Rally & Volunteer Day, with the program beginning at 10:30. The Rally will be held at the Villa Park VFW Hall, 29 E. St. Charles Rd, Villa Park, IL.

After the Rally, volunteers will spend a few hours talking to Republican primary voters in the 48th District, either at their doorsteps or via telephone. When the walking and calls are complete, we will reconvene for pizza, refreshments, and fellowship.

To register for the Rally & Volunteer Day or to learn more, please visit votebreen.com/rally. If you have not been able to help the campaign so far, this is a great opportunity to support Peter and his efforts to bring new leadership to Springfield!

For the future of your children and grandchildren, please join us next Saturday for a few hours to help stop the downward spiral of the state and to help send Peter to Springfield.

If you are not able to volunteer your time but can donate to Peter’s campaign, please send your donation to:

Friends of Peter Breen
P.O. Box 76
Lombard, Illinois  60148-0076

Thank you!

Had Enough of RINOs?

IRS Proposes Restrictions on Voter Guides

Written by Nathan Cherry

Have you ever read a voter guide or perused a legislative scorecard? Maybe you are one of the many Americans that have helped with a voter registration drive because you believe every citizen should be involved in electing their lawmakers.

The question is does everyone have the right to perform these tasks?

Putting together a voter guide or organizing a voter registration drive seems fairly mundane. Few people or organizations bother with it because it’s a straightforward activity that leaves no room for subjective opinion. A voter guide shows how specific candidates rank based on their views of certain issues. For example, a pro-life organization might put together a voter guide that shows how candidates voted on bills relating to life issues. If candidates vote in favor of defending life as sacred, the pro-life organization will rank them higher and urge support for such candidates. If a candidate votes in favor of measures that support abortion they will receive a less favorable ranking.

Legislative scorecards work the same way and are generally done by no-profit groups seeking to inform voters on how their state lawmakers voted during the legislative session. (Click here to view a legislative scorecard from a group here in Illinois.)

Again, who should be allowed to compile and distribute information like voter guides and legislative scorecards?

The logical, common sense answer is that everyone should be allowed to distribute such information. As long as the information is verifiable and true, there should be no regulation stipulating who can and cannot distribute a voter guide or legislative scorecard. Furthermore, everyone should be allowed to state who they support as a candidate and urge others to educate themselves before voting.

And yet, the IRS is now proposing new rules that would limit such activities for non-profit organizations.

The American Family Association commented on these proposed rules:

“The IRS is proposing regulations that will give them the authority to restrict voter guides, legislative scorecards, get-out-the-vote campaigns and even the voter registration activities of non-profit groups by defining such civic engagement as “candidate-related political activity…American Family Association General Counsel Patrick Vaughn says, ‘The proposed regulations are consistent with the IRS’ scandalous suppression of Tea Party applications for tax exemption. The IRS seems to have decided that it may have to process Tea Party applications, but it can render the organizations impotent.’”

To be frank, this is a blatant attempt to silence critics of the liberal, big-government social agenda that is being forced on Americans. Those who dare speak up for traditional values are being attacked and this is just the latest of a series of incidents. The IRS knows that voter guides and legislative scorecards are a threat to the liberal establishment who wish to keep legislative activities within the politically elite circles.   Conservative groups who provide these voter guides are seeking transparency and seek to hold lawmakers accountable. This is unacceptable to the IRS, they are afraid of an informed electorate, for they may cease to blindly follow the establishment’s agenda.

Under these proposed IRS regulations , groups such as the American Family Association, the Family Research Council, and even the Illinois Family Institute would be prohibited from letting people know how their lawmakers voted. These same groups would also be prohibited from evaluating candidates based on their positions on issues such as life, marriage, and religious freedom.

If these restrictions are put into place, how would the citizens keep the government accountable?

If the IRS can by fiat silence those seeking to keep the government transparent and accountable, how long would it be before the government, through the IRS, attempts to do the same to churches? How long before the IRS decides that teaching about marriage is considered to be “political speech” and thus illegal for a church? It seems a stretch of the imagination to think of such events, but after all that we have seen over the last few years, is it really out of the question?

This past Wednesday, U.S. Representative Charles W. Boustany Jr. (R-LA), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing with IRS Commissioner John Kroskin. The hearing focused on the ongoing investigation of IRS targeting, the newly proposed regulations concerning 501C3 and 501C4 groups, the backlog of applications for tax-exempt status, IRS responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and improper payments of tax credits.

Take ACTION: Click HERE to send an email or fax to your U.S. Representative to ask them to stop the IRS from implementing new rules to severely restrict the free speech rights of non-profit organizations like IFI.

More ACTION: The government has no business telling anyone that they cannot distribute information freely. This attempt by the IRS to silence conservative groups is yet another example of government overreach. We must take action and let the IRS know they are out of bounds and interfering with the right to free speech. We encourage you to read the sample letter below and consider copying and pasting it to the IRS Comment Site where it will be logged. Let your voice be heard.

SAMPLE LETTER:

I urge the IRS to reject proposed regulations found in REG-134417-13. It would restrict good citizenship by redefining all voter registration, non-partisan voter guides, legislative records, candidate debates or forums, get-out-the-vote reminders, even the mention of any issue that has been raised by a candidate as regulated political activity.

In addition, the proposed regulation will stifle the ability of non-profit groups to inform citizens about the Administration’s judicial and political appointments by redefining those nominees as political candidates.  This provision of the proposal has nothing to do with accountability for election spending. It will however reduce the Administration’s accountability to the public.  Citizens have the right to hear more than the Administration’s line regarding what philosophies, policies, agendas political appointees represent.

Most concerning, REG-134417-13 gives the appearance that the IRS is trying to adopt regulations to achieve the same goals that motivated it to hold-up granting the applications of conservative organizations and launch intrusive investigations of Tea Party applicants.


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Modified by Matthew Medlen.com