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The Constitution anticipated that informed voters would defend their liberty and maintain a limited federal government. It's time to do it.
Some observers such as former Rep. Joe Walsh apparently don't think that the change in the filibuster rules in the Senate last week are such a big deal, even though it empowers Obama to reshape the federal courts through appointment of the most far left activist judges he can find. In short, Obama now has the unchecked power to appoint judges who will rule on such things as the constitutionality of his Obamacare and other regulations. It also means that he won't have to worry about a…Continue
Posted by Bruce Donnelly on November 24, 2013 at 12:00pm
For those of you who don't receive the "Morning Jolt" email broadcasts from National Review, here is the latest one with insights into the Upton bill which will be in the news tomorrow. You can subscribe at National Review online.Continue
National Review is publishing a deliberately provocative editorial, "Against Despair". It's long - five pages online - but is best read by starting at the end and then going back to read how they came to that conclusion. Frankly, it doesn't seem to be a very coherent argument, nor offer any effective guidance about the way forward. …Continue
Newt Gingrich is promoting his new book, "Breakout", which launches November 4.
Here's a recent newsletter he sent out to illustrate the concept as it applies to the healthcare debate.
The gist is to focus on innovation and economic growth rather than marginal changes to failing programs, such as "lose-lose" political deals. Republicans get blamed for both sides of such lose-lose deals, as in the example he cites of trading tax increases for entitlement program…Continue
The following is repeated from TownHall.com for the convenience and amusement of our members. Can you think of any "rules for RINOs" they missed? This certainly seems to describe Mark Kirk as well as various Republican members of Congress from Illinois (Schock, Kinzinger, Shimkus ...), Look up their Heritage Action voting scores if you doubt this at http://heritageactionscorecard.com//state/state/il For reference, Joe…Continue
Posted by Bruce Donnelly on October 22, 2013 at 8:15am
Here;s an interesting message sent out by email today from Human Events. See the article about "shutdown theater" as Obama zealots at OMB and the Interior Department miscalculated again. If you have more respect than Obama for our veterans, hammer them about this via social media and calls to members of Congress or the White House. Melt the phone lines, send emails, and use Facebook and Twitter to express your indignation.…Continue
This forum will share recent links to inform parents about problems with the Common Core education standards. If you find useful links to share with others, add them as comments. There have also been prior blog posts on this subject. Use the…Continue
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Started by Bruce Donnelly. Last reply by Bruce Donnelly Nov 26.
Last night, Obama and John Kerry announced what they called a "historic deal" with Iran, which Israel has already branded instead as a "historic mistake" today.I certainly think Israel's judgment is far more trustworthy these days than Obama's.I…Continue
Started by Bruce Donnelly Nov 24.
This is an interesting article in the Washington Post.…Continue
Started by Bruce Donnelly. Last reply by Bruce Donnelly Nov 7.
As expected, there's a push to revive the Amnesty bill in the House.\It's not just the Dems. Republicans are quietly working behind the scenes to push this through.…Continue
Started by Bruce Donnelly. Last reply by Bruce Donnelly Oct 29.
The Will County Freedom Network (Joliet area) has published a useful summary of key issues with the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) which justify the efforts to defund it.…Continue
Started by Bruce Donnelly. Last reply by Bruce Donnelly Oct 26.
The six announced candidates for US Senator to replace Dick Durbin areJim Oberweis no campaign website found yet, but circulating ballot access petitions nowDaily Herald …Continue
Started by Bruce Donnelly Oct 22.
Be sure to remind all of your friends and neighbors to register in time for the next election, and take advantage of the opportunity to sign up for voting by mail. Elections have consequences. We need to improve voter turnout in Barrington.
Here is a link where you can confirm your voter registration and new districts and voting precinct.…Continue
The producers of the movie Atlas Shrugged - Part 1 have started taking DVD orders for delivery in November 2011.
They have also announced that Atlas Shrugged - Part 2 will be released in fall 2012.Continue
How are Republican presidential candidate preferences changing locally?
A survey of Barrington Tea Party members was taken right after the May 5 debate in South Carolina on Fox News, and again after the June 13 debate on CNN.
This has now been updated through a similar survey after the August 11 debate in Ames,…Continue
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