Written by David E. Smith
The 2016 Illinois Republican Convention was held in Peoria this past weekend on Friday and Saturday. We are thrilled to report that leftists within the party failed to advance their agenda in the newly adopted 2016 Illinois GOP Platform.
If fact, Illinois Republicans strengthened the Right to Life plank in the platform and rejected an attempt to water down and distort the Marriage and Family plank!
THANK YOU to all of you who took time last week to contact the members of the platform committee and helped to spread the word of the attempt to subvert the Marriage and Family plank. YOU made a huge difference.
The eighteen members of the platform committee (one appointee from each of Illinois’ congressional districts) met on Friday to consider new language for section VII of the platform–the plank on Marriage and Family.… Continue Reading
Senator Kirk and the GOP need to think hard about what happens next.
Written by John Fund
Illinois U.S. Senator Mark Kirk has won a lot of respect for his gritty recovery from a serious stroke in 2012. But his fellow Republicans worry that his recent political and verbal stumbles make him the most vulnerable GOP incumbent up for reelection in 2016 in a state Barack Obama won with 58 percent of the vote in 2012.
Last week, Ron Gidwitz — Illinois’s premier GOP fundraiser and the finance chairman for Bruce Rauner’s successful race for governor last year — told Crain’s Chicago Business that he wanted Kirk “to step aside and allow other Republicans to seek his seat.” He warned that Kirk “could cause collateral damage” to other GOP candidates if he was on the ballot.… Continue Reading
Written by Pastor John Kirkwood
While Sandra Fluke and the “Abortion Barbie” – Wendy Davis were soundly defeated on Tuesday night and all over the country thrilling Pro-Life victories were taking place, Mammon and Moloch stole the show in Illinois. With Bruce Rauner’s victory in the gubernatorial election, there’s a new sheriff in town and he’s not partial to the unborn or to Biblical marriage.
Illinois was the cesspool that polluted the nation with Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Valerie Jarrett, and David Axelrod, all graduates of the Paul Alinsky School of Soft Insurrection. But now, with a Rauner/Kirk axis victorious across the state, Illinois is primed to sweep the nation and set the table for a new Republican modus operandi.
The Socially liberal – fiscal conservative model has triumphed in Illinois and every establishment Republican across the nation has heard the RINO whistle and will rally to its pride parade.
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Written by David E. Smith, IFA Executive Director
This past weekend, Pat Brady, Chairman of the Illinois Republican party, was interviewed on Fox 32 about his political activity to help Illinois Democrats pass radical Leftist legislation to redefine marriage and family. This conflicts not only with the Illinois Republican Platform and the National Republican Platform but also with the views of the majority of voters in the state –specifically members of Brady’s own party. (Watch the video HERE.)
Political Reporter Mike Flannery begins by attempting to confuse the issue by suggesting in his first question that the private political activity of Brady can be seen as outside his very public and official position of GOP chairman. Not only is this absurd, it is intellectually dishonest to try to bifurcate the political activity of the two.… Continue Reading
Written by Laurie Higgins
Almost all of those who have emailed us following our exposé of Dr. Arie Friedman’s pro-abortion position have expressed shock about his views, which he does not include on his website and which we have learned are even more extreme than we realized.
Although Friedman did not return IFI’s survey on his positions or the survey sent out by Illinois Citizens for Life, he did express his views to the Buffalo Grove Patch in June:
“Friedman indicated he supports a women’s right to choose. ‘I am completely prochoice,’ he said.”
If you read the short article in the Buffalo Grove Patch, you’ll see that Friedman opposes even parental notification laws pertaining to abortion. He and his opponent Julie Morrison are vying for the dubious honor of most anti-life candidate.… Continue Reading