Written by Paige Halper
In July 2015, The Center for Medical Progress began releasing videos that featured Planned Parenthood executives discussing fetal tissue sales.
The videos sparked so much public outrage, some in the pro-life movement, like House Speaker Paul Ryan, called for an end of Planned Parenthood’s government funding (the organization received $1.5 million in government grants in 2014).
But there’s one source of Planned Parenthood’s funding that never enters the conversation — a secret weapon since the beginning.
In 1921, Margaret Sanger began opening illegal birth control clinics under what became Planned Parenthood. She was incredibly controversial, in part because of her membership in the New York Socialist Party and several arrests.
Sanger’s advocacy ranged from eugenics to segregation and sterilization. In her book, Woman and the New Race, Sanger wrote:
No more children should be born when the parents, though healthy themselves, find that their children are physically or mentally defective.
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Written by Adam Andrejewski
At a time when many are complaining about Washington, D.C., our data shows that states and local units of government need a lot more scrutiny. That’s especially true in Illinois where corruption is our number one manufactured product.
See the highest to lowest 2015 municipal salaries here. See the top all-time municipal pensions here.
In Illinois, 72 small-town city and village managers out-earn every governor of the 50 states. Another 111 local employees of water districts, airport districts, park districts, counties, forest preserves, mass transit districts, health clinics and planning districts also earn more than the 50 governors ($180,000).
Let’s look at a few areas in more detail:
1. Village and city managers out-earn every governor of the 50 states
In Illinois, the top honors go to the administrators of comparatively small governments.… Continue Reading
As you know, both political parties in Illinois decide the content of their political platforms at their state conventions, which are held every four years. This year in Illinois, the Convention is being held in Peoria on Saturday, May 21st.
Rumor has it, that the platform may be altered to redefine the traditional marriage statement. Language could be inserted that would redefine marriage to reflect more of a nuclear family, rather than the traditional language. The definition of a nuclear family could be open to include any group of persons, regardless of sex, “sexual orientation,” or even numbers of partners.
THERE IS A WAY FOR YOU TO BECOME INVOLVED TO SAVE THE EXISTING PLATFORM! BECOME A DELEGATE TO THE STATE CONVENTION!
This requires your county chairman to appoint you as a delegate.… Continue Reading
Written by Israel Wayne
The 2016 Election cycle has finally narrowed to just Donald Trump on the Republican side. It appears that Hillary Clinton will handily win the Democratic primaries.
This series of events brings us to a place that every election reaches. Is it morally right to vote for the lesser of two evils? As no human is perfect, this question will always emerge in politics. Some years may be easier than others for conservative voters, but this year is no easy choice.
What is fairly universally agreed upon is that Evangelical Christians overwhelmingly do NOT want Hillary Clinton to be the POTUS.
What they do not agree on, however, is how to best proceed. It seems to me that half of all of the Christians I know believe that a vote for a third party, or no vote at all, is a vote for Hillary.… Continue Reading
Written by John Biver
A couple of Illinois political friends and I have been joking for many years about the old saying “it can’t get any worse.” For the Illinois Republican Party, that saying has never been true. Things continually get worse, and failed party leaders are to blame.
One of those failed party leaders has just been appointed to an important post by the 6th District’s State Central Committeeman Brian Colgan, who formerly worked for Senator Mark Kirk and before that Congresswoman Judy Biggert. Colgan appointed disgraced former Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady to serve on the committee that will write the 2016 Illinois GOP Platform.
Who is Pat Brady and what kind of platform might he want to write?
Pat Brady was a disaster as state party chairman.… Continue Reading
Written by Bryan Fischer
An O’Fallon, Missouri man was arrested on April 23 after allegedly secretly filming women in a Target dressing room.
Matthew Foerstel, 26, faces felony charges for invasion of privacy in the second degree and unlawful possession of a firearm.
The Brentwood Police Department arrested Foerstel on April 23 after he allegedly held a camera phone under a dressing room door while a female shopper tried on swim suits at the Target store in Brentwood.
An officer went to Ranken Technical College to place Foerstel under arrest and reportedly found him in possession of a loaded handgun.
In 2013, Foerstel was convicted of invasion of privacy in St. Charles County for “knowingly and intentionally” filming an 11-year-old girl while she was partially nude inside a department store dressing room.… Continue Reading
Written by Josh Gelernter
There were two big pieces of news out of NASA [last] week. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and scientists at the Southwest Research Institute discovered a new moon, orbiting a dwarf planet named Makemake (one of the many Pluto-esque bodies that live in the far reaches of the solar system). And NASA announced that the Earth is getting greener. Literally greener. Plant growth is way up.
Why is plant growth way up? Because of all the extra carbon dioxide in the air. According to the study, which was published this week in the scientific journal Nature, the total area of the planet that’s covered by plants has increased by more than 11 million square miles in the last 33 years. For perspective: North America, including Greenland, is a little less than nine and a half million square miles.… Continue Reading
Written by Rev. Dr. Eric M. Wallace, PhD.
In 1907, Bal Gangadhar Tilak addressed the Indian National Congress as the nation of India struggled to shake off British empirical rule. Tilak, and others, were determined to achieve independence from Great Britain; and to establish self-rule as a nation and people.
Tilak argued that independence was within the grasp of his countrymen, particularly because Britain’s control over India was due, in fact, to those Indians responsible for assisting the British. He said, “[w]e have perceived one fact, that the whole of this administration, which is carried on by a handful of Englishmen, is carried on with our assistance.” In other words, there were a handful of foreigners who ultimately controlled the destiny of millions, because the millions allowed them. Thus, Tilak aptly expressed his people’s cooperation with foreign government as the “instruments of our own oppression.” Here is the quote in its context:
“This whole government is carried on with our assistance and they try to keep us in ignorance of our power of cooperation between ourselves by which that which is in our own hands at present can be claimed by us and administered by us…Self-government is our goal; we want a control over our administrative machinery.
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Written by Robert Knight
Barack Obama has about nine months left as president, and his administration is working overtime to abuse current regulatory machinery and create new rules that will “transform” America beyond recognition without any say by Congress.
“Nearly 4,000 regulations are squirming their way through the federal bureaucracy in the last year of Barack Obama’s presidency,” Politico reported in January, “many costing industry more than $100 million — in a mad dash by the White House to push through government actions affecting everything from furnaces to gun sales to Guantánamo.”
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is preparing a crushing new form for businesses requiring 3,360 data points about employees instead of the current 140. The idea is to create statistics that leftwing interest groups representing feminists and various minorities can use to sue over alleged discrimination.… Continue Reading
Written by Mary Powers
It looks like the Republican candidates were right all along.
During a February debate in New Hampshire, U. S. Senator Marco Rubio called out the mainstream media for not asking the Democratic candidates about their positions on abortion. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, too, has consistently talked about Secretary Hillary Clinton’s extreme stances on the issue. Two months later, while vying for New York’s vote, Clinton decided it was time to bring out her favorite issue—abortion—and call out the media for not asking her about it in debates (town halls don’t count apparently).
Frankly, I agree with her . . . and the Republicans.
The question is: will the mainstream media really question Clinton on abortion? Or will they ask a question in a debate, allow her to give a vague answer, and not ask detailed follow up questions on her policy positions.… Continue Reading