Does a “Truce” on the Social Issues Serve the Public Good?

Written by Laurie Higgins

The Republican governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels, recently called for a “truce” on the divisive social issues. Republican governor of Mississippi, Haley Barbour, concurs saying, “Any issue that takes people’s eye off of unemployment, job creation, economic growth, taxes, spending, deficits, debts is taking your eye off the ball.”

Earlier I asked, if one of the “social issues” that divided the country were not the slaughter of the most defenseless but were instead the enslavement of African Americans, would these same “moderates,” be chastising conservatives for refusing to subordinate social issues to fiscal issues?

When social conservatives retreat from the cultural and political debate, the cultural and political views of the public are shaped by those who are publicly engaged. Our retreat creates a vacuum that leftists are only too glad to fill with false moral propositions and destructive legislation.… Continue Reading

Order Your 2010 Voters’ Guides!

This edition of the IFI Voter Guide will contain non-partisan information about candidates for Illinois Governor and United States Senate — two of the most-watched races in the nation. Plus, there will be information on US House and races right down to State House and State Senate.

How can you use bulk copies of the 2010 Illinois Voter Guide this fall?

1. To encourage those around you to get to the polls and vote. Start with your own family members, co-workers and colleagues.

2. To distribute in your church. As in the past, these guides are legal for use inside churches.

3. To serve other churches in your area by offering bulk copies of the guide. Take pre-orders; then include them in your bulk order.

4. To send voter guides along with absentee ballot applications to college students in your family or your church.

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Be A Smart Voter! For Our Families, For Our Future

Are you registered to vote? How about your family, friends and church? Did you know polls show that as many as half of those sitting around us in our churches either are not registered to vote or don’t show up at the polls?! You can help change that!

Hold a “Voter Registration Sunday.” The voter registration deadline is October 5th, so pick a Sunday this month, advertise it in your church bulletin with the help of your pastor, set up a small table with the forms and information and you’re set! Just be sure to get those forms back to the county elections offices by October 4th. Call us for a free Voter Registration kit at (708) 781-9328. (Don’t forget to order your Voter Guides in bulk to distribute in October!)

Watch for Illinois Family Institute’s 2010 Voters’ Guide for the November 2 General Election.… Continue Reading

Mark Kirk, Planned Parenthood, and the New “Contract with America”

by Laurie Higgins

It is utterly confounding that Illinois conservatives would even momentarily entertain the notion of voting for a candidate who believes women have a right to have their pre-born children killed, or even worse, voting for someone who supports the barbaric practice of partial-birth abortion. How about a candidate who pro-actively seeks the support of a business that profits from the spilled blood of the unborn—particularly the spilled blood of black babies?

Well, Illinois conservatives are spending many moments entertaining the notion of voting for just such a person in the truth-challenged, morally bankrupt Mark Kirk.

Read HERE Kirk’s prideful solicitation of support from the venal, eugenics organization, Planned Parenthood, that is committed both to killing the nation’s unborn and corrupting our youth.

I can just hear the condescending clucking of promoters of materialism and pragmatism who believe the good ends of promoting fiscal responsibility justify the means of allowing a man of such deformed moral conscience—a man who delights in all pro-homosexual and anti-life legislation—to obtain the honor of the title of U.S.… Continue Reading

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