#GivingTuesday–Invest in the Next Generation

#GivingTuesday–Invest in the Next Generation

Written by David E. Smith

You’ve likely heard of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” but do you know about “Giving Tuesday”?

It was started in 2012 as a way of remembering that Thanksgiving isn’t about getting but about giving. You might say this four-year-old campaign is an anti-#gettingstufffriday or #materialismmonday movement.

Today,  I invite you to take part in this effort by supporting our Christian values through your support of the Illinois Family ACTION, which works  diligently to advance politically-incorrect truth. It is a wonderful opportunity to help us advance the truth about marriage, family, decency and religious freedom.

As we wrap up the 2015 Thanksgiving weekend, I would ask you to consider giving#4Families on #GivingTuesday.

Donate now buttonWith your support, we will continue our efforts to educate, inform and influence elected officials and candidates in support of the country’s historic Christian ideals of equality under the law, and the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness on which the nation was founded.… Continue Reading

Cruz: No, I Won’t Let Boys Into Girls Showers


Written by Aaron Bandler

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said on Thursday that he would ensure that men wouldn’t be allowed to go into women’s bathrooms if he were elected president.

The Advocate reported Cruz made his comments on conservative radio talk show host Steven Crowder’s radio show, in which Crowder said that people get offended for using “genetically proper pronouns.”

The Advocate reported what transpired:

“Look, these guys are so nutty that the federal government is going after school districts, trying to force them to let boys shower with little girls,” Cruz responded. “Now listen: I’m the father of two daughters, and the idea that the federal government is coming in saying that boys, with all the god-given equipment of boys, can be in the shower room with junior high girls — this is lunacy!”

“And I bet you there are a whole lot of parents — particularly parents of daughters — that are not eager to have the federal government saying, ‘Guess what?

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Add a Side of Candidate Petitions to That Turkey


Written by Doug Ibendahl

Looking for a way to work off that big Thanksgiving feast? Why not take a walk around the neighborhood and collect some petition signatures.

There’s still time to get on the March 15 ballot for Precinct Committeeman (or Ward Committeeman in Chicago). A minimum of only 10 valid signatures are needed to get on the ballot for Precinct Committeeman – and one of those can be your own.

If you live outside of Cook County there’s better than a 50/50 chance your precinct isn’t even represented by an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman right now.

Petition signers must be registered to vote in your precinct, but a petition circulator need only be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen. A circulator need not live in your precinct, or even in the state.… Continue Reading

With Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Psalm

On behalf of the Illinois Family Action — and my own family — I want to wish a very happy Thanksgiving to you all.

As we all prepare to gather together with relatives, friends and neighbors to thank God for His many blessings, we want to thank you so much for your prayers and support over the years.

Our national Thanksgiving holiday dates to 1789, when Congress unanimously passed a resolution proclaiming a National Day of Thanksgiving, “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging, with grateful hearts, the many signal favors of Almighty God…”

It is good and right to pause from business as usual to give God honor, worship and our sincere gratitude for His many blessings in our lives and for His blessings of family, friends, and freedom.… Continue Reading

What Is the Greatest Moral Threat to America?


Written by Thomas Valentine

Last Friday, seven GOP presidential candidates (Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and Rick Santorum) descended on Iowa for The FAMiLY Leader’s Presidential Family Forum.  At one point during the event, each candidate was asked for their view on what constitutes “the greatest moral threat” to America.  You can watch their responses below:

FRANK LUNTZ: In two or three sentences, and then we’re going to explore it: what is the greatest moral threat — not economic, not national security — what is the greatest moral threat facing America today?

MIKE HUCKABEE: The greatest moral threat we have is the loss of God-consciousness. The fact that we don’t believe that we are ultimately accountable to somebody other than the people that we see.

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Hillary Clinton’s Islam Connection


Written by Jonah Goldberg

Dear Reader (Including those of you stunned by the news that Charlie Sheen has a sexually transmitted disease. Not since Jim J. Bullock announced he was gay have I been more shocked),

If you Google “Christian terrorism,” you’re probably a [Leftists] to begin with. But if you do — bidden not by your own drive to [liberalism] but by the natural curiosity inspired by this “news”letter — you’ll find lots of left-wing trollery about how the worst terrorist attacks on American soil have been committed by Christians. Much of it is tendentious, question-begging twaddle. But I really don’t want to waste a lot of time on whether Tim McVeigh was a Christian or not (he really wasn’t).

What I find interesting is that many of the same people who clutch their pearls at the mere suggestion that Islamic terrorism has anything to do with — oh, what’s the word again?… Continue Reading

U.S. Officials Can’t Ask Syrian Refugees Key Questions


The Obama administration appears to have taken yet another terrorism-fighting tool away from U.S. law enforcement trying to screen Syrian refugees.

Written by Kyle Schideler

U.S. law enforcement officials involved in screening Syrian refugees are forbidden from asking key questions about individuals’ religious affiliations or beliefs based on policy guidance created by the Obama administration, according to a recent report published at The Daily Caller.

The piece notes that both Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) policies have increasingly restricted the ability of law enforcement to query individuals about their religious behaviors or associations.

“These gradual but severe restrictions were coupled with a simultaneous reduction in accurate, fact-based training to address the nature of the threat we face, leaving us inadequately prepared for the challenges we face today,” The Daily Caller cites a “government source familiar with national security” as saying.

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Obama’s Distorted Strategy


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While France remains in a state of shock over the ISIS terrorist attacks in Paris, they are also most likely confused and disappointed over President Obama’s declaration that there will be no fundamental change to his current policy and strategy to “now contain and defeat ISIS.” During his Nov. 12 remarks in Antalya, Turkey, Mr. Obama appeared to be petulant and arrogant when responding to legitimate reporter’s questions, perhaps a “crack” in the carefully constructed veneer that has concealed his true character and now has been exposed. However, on Nov. 17, The New York Times editorial board quickly came to the rescue by declaring that Mr. Obama “hit the right tone” in his remarks.

But his remarks should leave no doubt that he has a far-reaching strategy.

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HELP WANTED: Precinct Committeemen

Precinct Committeeman

Written by Doug Ibendahl

A Republican Precinct Committeeman represents the Republican voters of her or his precinct at the County Party level.

But most importantly, a Republican Precinct Committeeman is the face of the GOP within the precinct. A Republican Precinct Committeeman may be the only party official many voters ever meet in person.

This volunteer position is really what one makes of it. Some do more than others. But the Republican Precinct Committeeman’s job is in essence all about helping to grow the GOP and working to deliver the maximum number of Republican votes from his or her precinct on Election Day.

Precinct Committeemen comprise the core of any grassroots effort and no political campaign can be successful without these front line GOP ambassadors.

The job is really just an extension of what most people already do – talking to the neighbors.… Continue Reading

Failure of Intelligence: How Liberals Cause ISIS Terror Attacks

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Modified by Matthew Medlen.com