December 20, 2022

— Supreme Court temporarily blocks lifting pandemic-related asylum restrictions – AP
— Jan. 6 committee holds final public hearing; criminal referrals for Trump approved – AP
— Chicago high school students walk out of class over gun violence. The protest comes after four teenagers were shot, two fatally, on Friday. – Bill Hutchinson (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Chicago Democrats blame Republicans for shootings.)

— Growing number of children in Illinois being hospitalized after consuming cannabis edibles – Anthony Ponce (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats push pot and push other vices.)

— Retiring Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White reveals the racism that shaped his legacy – Dave McKinney (COMMENT: My plans for a career in the automotive industry ended in 1971 when I was 22 years old when Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that Oldsmobile had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) run education in America and b) use education to destroy Republicans.
— The pandemic changed the workplace. It’s an opportunity to confront ageism. The typical workplace now includes workers from five generations. That shift, plus changes in the workplace since the pandemic, are an opportunity to make the work environment better for all. – Mary O’Donnell and Thomas D. Kuczmarski (COMMENT: I should write a book about age discrimination.)
— Cash to gun violence victims: City launches pilot program of grants for funerals, other expenses. The program will start in five neighborhoods. Families in those areas who lose a loved one to gun violence are eligible for $1,500 toward funeral or burial costs. Shooting victims can get $1,000. And those sustaining debilitating injuries can qualify for up to $1,000 in relocation costs. – Fran Spielman
— Gov. Pritzker to serve second term with familiar faces — and will continue to personally pay senior staffers. The governor also will retain all of his deputy governors, including Christian Mitchell, Sol Flores, Martin Torres and Andy Manar — and his chief of staff, Anne Caprara. – Tina Sfondeles

— Discovery recounts will start Tuesday in 45th state House District, DuPage County Board races – Susan Sarkauskas
— Mayoral contests take shape in DuPage, Kane counties – Susan Sarkauskas and Kevin Schmit (COMMENT: Government is nasty/vicious. Politics is nasty/vicious. I should write a book about a) those who have done the most to destroy me because I supported Alan Bolds for Wheaton Mayor in 2007 (SEE: ) and b) those who have blamed me the most for Bolds’ defeat.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Which school boards have competition in the spring elections and why – Alicia Fabbre (COMMENT: Question to ask school board candidates: If you are elected, will you promote or oppose teacher promotion of the following and why: a) sexualization of students, b) LGBTQ, c) abortion, d) CRT, e) 1619, f) wokeism/wokeness, g) reparations, h) BLM, i) affirmative action, j) diversity, k) equity, and l) inclusion?)
— FRONT PAGE: Candidates for the April 2023 election: We need your email addresses – Jim Baumann (COMMENT: What does the Daily Herald say to candidates who believe that the Daily Herald favors candidates who promote dependency on government and charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, sexualization of students, CRT, 1619, wokeism/wokeness, reparations, and/or BLM? To favor candidates who promote the aforesaid is to discriminate against candidates who oppose the promotion of the aforesaid. What does the Daily Herald say to candidates who believe that the Daily Herald favors candidates who liberal, moderate Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time? To favor candidates who have the aforesaid demographics is to discriminate against candidates who do not have the aforesaid demographics.)

— Adam Kinzinger has sold his Illinois home – DENNIS RODKIN
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use reports of hate crimes to promote hatred against Republicans.

— McLean, Tazewell GOP parties meet to fill House seat vacated by Sommer. – Drew Zimmerman

— New York GOP leader calls accusation of faked bio for new GOP House member “serious” – Brian Mann (COMMENT: Political parties should be required to fully vet candidates.)

— Oral arguments begin Tuesday for challenge of Illinois’ no-cash bail law – Kevin Bessler

— Burr Ridge Mayor Denounces ‘Far Right’ The mayor points the finger at “social extremists” in the Republican Party. – David Giuliani (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, RINOs demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who support the Republican Party platform. I should write a book about the biggest past and present RINOs in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)

— Democratic socialists see the upcoming City Council elections as a chance to build an influential bloc. – EDWARD ROBERT MCCLELLAND

— Chronic absenteeism went up when COVID hit. It got even worse last year. – Samantha Smylie

— Oral arguments begin Tuesday for challenge of Illinois’ no-cash bail law – Kevin Bessler
— Some Illinois businesses are putting a freeze on hiring – Andrew Hensel (COMMENT: During almost all of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the agency was under Republican-caused hiring freezes and/or promotion freezes.)

— Murders in Chicago
— Old Belvidere Chrysler Plant Shutting Down, Expect Another Bailout Request

— Tribune Cites Kid-Friendly Uprising Bakery Drag Show Demonstrations, Vandalism, But Can’t Find Opponent to Quote (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats do everything that they can to make children LGBTQers.)

— Over 460 soon-to-expire teachers union contracts and the ‘Workers’ Rights’ Amendment make Illinois’ April school board elections critical. – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner

— Illinois Grassroots Hero Charlie Kirk Can Seal IL GOP Chairman Don Tracy’s Fate – Scott Kaspar
— The Incredibly High Cost of Government Attacks On Free Speech – Randy Rossi

— Uncontrolled immigration without assimilation dilutes America – Cal Thomas (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, and other hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters a) encourage illegal immigration and b) discourage assimilation. All my ancestor immigrated to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s. My ancestors’ slow assimilation is major reason a) why none of my ancestors attended college, b) why none my ancestors earned a high school diploma until my father did, and c) why my mother never attended high school. My grandparents spoke German.)
— House Jan. 6 Committee recommends criminal charges against Trump, lawyer Eastman – Joseph Clark and Dave Boyer
— Chief Justice Roberts blocks Biden from ending Title 42 deportation policy – Stephen Dinan
— Ronna McDaniel lassos back RNC member who strayed from her reelection herd – Kerry Picket

— Four reasons Republican senators should not support an immigration amnesty – Steve Levy (COMMENT: I should write a book about cheap labor RINO elected officials and party leaders in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who have done the most to promote illegal immigration since 2000.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Amnesty will only lead to even more illegal immigration. . .Amnesty is also unfair to those who seek to come in the right way. . .citizenship provides broader access to already-strained Social Security and Medicare systems. . .Amnesty would be electoral suicide for Republicans.)
— DC Democrat calls for more police as crime continues to plague district – Rachel Schilke (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promote crime and poverty. As Democrats move in, crime increases. The more Democrats who move into Illinois, your county, your township, and your municipality, the more that crime will increase. I should write a book about the Democrat invasion of DuPage County, its 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, its West District, and my precinct and how crime has increased.)
— FBI alerts public on ‘staggering increase’ in sexploitation among minors – Rachel Schilke
— Another day, another debunked hate crime claim – Christopher Tremoglie

— White Students Are Prohibited From Applying to This UNC Fellowship – Aaron Sibarium (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the more that you are discriminated against: citizen of America, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, homeowner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Jamaica reimposes ‘state of emergency,’ tourism industry threatened by high crime rate – Peter Aitken

— America’s Success Was Never Predetermined, Leaving Hope For The Future – Vince Coyner (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) promote hatred against those who are the following, b) get rid of those who are the following, and c) replace those who are the following with those who are not the following: citizens of America, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, homeowners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Looking back, I lived in a cocoon of security that came with knowing that the world was as it was supposed to be, as if God had our backs. I believed the America I knew was predestined, for it seemed inevitable that our nation would grow from a scrappy upstart in 1776 to the world’s leader in 1976. America was Manifest Destiny writ large. Later, I discovered this was an illusion.)

— GOP Blasts Biden Admin Over ‘Reckless’ Reversal of Title 42, Warns of ‘Full-Scale Invasion’ – JOSHUA KLEIN
— NYC Mayor Eric Adams: Public Services for Taxpaying New Yorkers May Be Cut to Help Border Crossers, Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER (COMMENT: Which public services would the candidates for mayor in your municipality cut to pay for illegals?)
— Sanctuary Counties Making Private Deals with ‘Abolish ICE’ Groups to Protect Criminal Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER (COMMENT: To what extent is your county a sanctuary county? What private deals has it cut?)
— ‘Immigration Mainly has a Negative Impact on Germany,’ 49 Per Cent Believes: Poll – PETER CADDLE (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs paint cheap foreign labor positively. Ever-increasingly, they hint/imply/argue/shout at parents that their children should not stoop to take bad jobs like I took. I did yard work and delivered newspapers in Crete 1962-1964; washed dishes in Chicago Heights 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes in Flossmoor, chipped slag and pumped gasoline in South Chicago Heights in 1966; delivered mail in Park Forest 1966-1969; and worked on an automobile assembly line in Belvidere and as a security guard in DeKalb in 1970.)

— ‘Decline by Design’: Sen. Tom Cotton Exposes Decades-Long Plot to Sabotage American Power – Matt Galka

— House Jan. 6 Committee refers Trump for criminal investigation – Casey Harper

— Jan. 6 Committee Recommends Four Charges For Trump – MICHAEL GINSBERG
— Laramie Faith Community Church Elder Todd Schmidt was issued a one-year suspension from reserving a table at the University of Wyoming Student Union after he displayed a sign which read “God created male and female” and identified a male student who is in a sorority as a man. – ALEXA SCHWERHA (COMMENT: My outstanding father served as an elder for Trinity Lutheran Church in Crete until 1961 when the church left the Missouri Synod.)

— Welfare Programs Based on Race and Gender Identity Demonstrate Where Institutional Wokeness Is Going – Jarrett Stepman (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that the more of the following that you are, the more welfare that you need: minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, veteran, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, if your ancestors have not been in America for a long time, if you are a citizen of a foreign country, criminal, boozer, gambler, and/or stoner. Overwhelmingly, the aforesaid vote for Democrats to get more welfare.
— Republicans About to Willingly Give Up Their Oversight Leverage Over Biden – Republicans About to Willingly Give Up Their Oversight Leverage Over Biden –
Rob Bluey
— House Conservatives Threaten Revenge If GOP Senators Vote for Pelosi-Schumer Spending Bill – Rob Bluey
— Supreme Court Halts Expiration of Title 42 – Virginia Allen

— NYC Mayor Eric Adams Seeks Migrant Funding As Title 42 Nears End – Dillon Burroughs (COMMENT: How much “immigrant funding” has your mayor sought?)

— Democrat-Run Cities Declare Emergencies Amid Illegal Alien Surge as Title 42 End Looms – Tom Ozimek (COMMENT: How soon, if not already, will your municipality declare an immigration emergency, that is, declare an invasion emergency?)
— Supreme Court Pauses Expiration of Title 42 – Jana J. Pruet
— Lawsuit Filed After North Carolina Professor Fired for Criticizing Critical Race Theory in Class – Naveen Athrappully (COMMENT: In 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer,” that is, they fired me, for my opposing their using Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, up-or-out, and budget cuts to get rid of their employees who shared my demographics: conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— More Than 80 Cities, Counties Using Federal Pandemic Aid to Fund Guaranteed Income Pilot Programs – John Haughey

— Chicago woman robbed at gunpoint vents frustration with crime crisis: ‘We feel completely defenseless.’ 70-year-old Diana Dejacimo was robbed in broad daylight while walking her dog in Lincoln Park. – Madeline Coggins
— Lori Lightfoot should ‘lock up’ criminals, not information – Raymond Arroyo
— Biden’s refusal to act on Title 42 creates ‘state of emergency’ at border, and Nationwide. Ramifications of Biden’s failed border strategy are about to be felt Nationwide. – Chad Wolf (COMMENT: As more and more and more illegals arrive in your county, in your township, and in your municipality, what will the leaders of the aforesaid do? Candidates on April 4, 2023 ballots should be asked that question.)
— Border crisis is an ‘invasion of our country.’ El Paso, Texas is overwhelmed by the mass influx of migrants. – Tucker Carlson (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, sooner or later, your municipality will be like El Paso.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the last year, illegal immigration into El Paso has risen by over 280% – hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals streaming in, jobless, penniless, anonymous. What happened next? You know what happened next: the most predictable disaster in the world. Crime skyrocketed. Social cohesion collapsed. Test scores in local schools plummeted, and the city began to fall apart. People who grew up in El Paso started to leave in large numbers. . .Imagine if that was your city – your city – where you work and raised your family, the city that you built and then one day some guy gets elected and decides to destroy it and the media ignores it. No one even covers it. Most Americans have no idea your city has been destroyed. And it’s not just downtown and the shelters. It’s the airport, the window into El Paso. In case you haven’t flown there recently, here’s what it looks like. People seem to be camping on the floor of the place. Looks like the train station in post partition Calcutta, but at least they had a war to blame it on. There’s no war in Texas except the war the White House declared on its own country. . .El Paso wasn’t like this just a few years ago. Ask anyone who went there. The question is, why isn’t the state of Texas stopping this? Where’s the Texas National Guard? A few months ago, Greg Abbott, the governor, was running for office. He was running against Beto O’Rourke, and he was willing to say anything to get re-elected. He was willing to lie and apparently he did. He said he’d deploy 10,000 troops to the border. Oh, but he hasn’t. He just revised it to 5,000 troops. And then he came up with another solution: just bus thousands of migrants to other states, which is kind of funny. It makes for an amusing cable news segment. But it’s still our country, isn’t it? And none of these people are ever leaving. . .This is an invasion of our country. We don’t have a border and Greg Abbott could stop it, and he isn’t. Why isn’t the Texas National Guard stopping this? We can’t answer that question. We’d love to have Greg Abbott come on and tell us. But because Texas isn’t securing the border, the rest of the country is also overrun with people from foreign countries who have no right to be here and whose identity we don’t know. At exactly the moment, we do not need a larger population as our economy moves south.)
— As Walmart CEO warns of crime wave’s impact on retail, reports show how thieves brazenly rip off stores. ‘Theft is an issue. It’s higher than what it has historically been,’ Walmart’s CEO warned earlier in December. – Emma Colton (COMMENT: When Democrats move in, crime increases.)

— Migrants Use Catholic Charities to Evade ICE – Charlie McCarthy (COMMENT: What religion are you? How successful have the Democrats been in taking over your religion?)

— Trump blasts Biden over border crisis as Title 42 drama continues – MaryAnn Martinez

— ‘I am, in fact, indoctrinating your children’ (COMMENT: I graduated from Crete-Monee High School in 1966. From what I see, those who run Crete-Monee High School now despise if not hate me and those who share my demographics.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Heather Marie Godbout, whose job title claims she is a “literacy coach” at Crete-Monee High School, has posted a series of education-related videos on TikTok under the handle @thatliberaleducator. In various videos, she excoriates conservatives as “people who could know better if they could get out of their own little bubbles” and accuses them of “trying to bring down our democracy and create a Christian nationalist theocracy.” In one particular video, which has the phrase “Indoctrination? Yes please!” emblazoned at the top and which is replete with furrowed brows and audible lip smacks, she claims that it’s “[t]ime to own up to” indoctrinating students. “All you right wing conspiracy theory nut jobs who seem to think the teachers are out here just indoctrinating children into some sort of woke agenda that you can’t actually define, I’m just going to come clean,” Godbout begins. “I am, in fact, indoctrinating your children,” she admits.)

— Trump Slams Biden Border Crisis Ahead of Title 42’s End. – Spencer Brown

— Democrats say “GOP hardliners ratchet up demands amid calls for unity behind McCarthy’s speakership bid.”

— More than half-million in America are homeless – JANIE HAR and GEOFF MULVIHILL (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes homelessness.)

— Law schools see double-digit decline in new students after surge – Karen Sloan

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage illegal immigration and then blame Republicans for the problems that causes.

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage illegal immigration and then blame Republicans for the problems that causes.

— George Santos Dodges Questions as Democrats Label Him ‘Unfit to Serve.’ Democratic House leaders stopped short of calling for the resignation of Mr. Santos, a Republican, who may have misrepresented himself in his résumé. – Michael Gold and Grace Ashford (COMMENT: Political parties should be required to vet candidates.)
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage illegal immigration and then blame Republicans for the problems that causes.

— COMMENT: Democrats crow that “Fortress Europe can’t stop immigration numbers from rising.” Soon, if not already, all the countries of the world will be run by hate-filled America-hating America-haters. Ever-increasingly, the future is bleak for Americans and for America.
— COIMMENT: Ever-increasingly, a) Democrats encourage illegal immigration because immigrants vote for Democrats and b) RINOs encourage illegal immigration because RINOs want cheap labor.
— Ukrainian fears grow of a new Russian invasion from Belarus – Liz Sly (COMMENT: Of course, America’s enemies want Mexico’s help in invading America.)

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage illegal immigration and then blame Republicans for the problems that causes.

— Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Biden From Ending Trump-Era Border Policy. Chief Justice John Roberts freezes lower court order canceling Title 42. – Michelle Hackman and Jess Bravin
— Problem Gambling Is on the Rise Among Young Men. More time spent online, more states legalizing sports betting and an increase in gambling-like elements in videogames contribute to problems. – Clare Ansberry (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats promote gambling and other vices.)
— New York May Need Tent City to Handle Surge of Asylum Seekers, Officials Say. ‘Everything is on the table now,’ says the head of the city’s Office of Emergency Management. – Jimmy Vielkind

–COMMENT: Democrats crow that “El Paso braces for asylum seekers crossing border” and say that “El Paso city officials say 20,000 asylum seekers may be waiting just across the border in Mexico for pandemic-era restrictions on entry to be lifted at any time.”

— COMMENT: In Diersen v. GAO, constructively, GAO argued that it treated me just like Congress wanted it to treat its employees who shared my demographics, that is, to use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, up-or-out, and budget cuts to waste the careers of and to get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, Protestant, German American, and those whose ancestors had been in America for a long time who did not make a) GS-13, currently $104,915/year, by age 25, b) G-14, currently $123,978/year, by age 30, c) GS-15, currently $145,831/year, by age 35, and d) Senior Executive Service, currently $176,300/year by age 40. Extremely few GAO employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats crow about their success in replacing those who have demographics that vote for Republicans with those who have demographics that vote for Democrats. I should write a book about the success that Democrats have had doing that a) in Illinois since 1948, b) in DuPage County, its 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton since 1978, and c) in Wheaton’s West District and my precinct since 1984.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Nick Fuentes Trades Parents’ Basement for Pricey Livestreaming Den.” Ever-increasingly, Democrats paint Fuentes as being a typical conservative Illinois Republican leader. My critics/opponents would hint/imply/argue/shout that if I was still the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, I would invite Fuentes to speak at TAPROOT events. I should write a book about those who continue to demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me the most because of those who I invited to speak at TAPROOT events 2005-2012. I would focus on past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Park District, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct and their major donors, political consultants, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, d) conservative leaders, and e) religious leaders.

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally seek asylum in America illegally. Democrats should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

— COMMENT: What steered you away from poverty? For me, it was my outstanding parents who sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod. For me, it was my outstanding grandparents, aunts, and uncles. They all promoted individual responsibility.

— France struggles to keep older workers in the labour market – Leila Abboud and Domitille Alain (COMMENT: I should write a book about how the Democrats who run GAO get rid of their employees a) who are Republican, White, male, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time and b) who they did not promote to GS-13, currently $104,915/year, by age 25, G-14, currently $123,978/year, by age 30, GS-15, currently $145,831/year, by age 35, and Senior Executive Service, currently $176,300/year by age 40. It is called political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)

— COMMENT: Last week, for the first time since March of 2010, I bought a daily driver. It is a black 2018 Chevrolet Cuze LT with 60K miles on it. Reasons why I bought it include it being a gasoline-powered Chevrolet, its price, its size, it being certified-pre-owned, its warranties, the dealer that I bought from being nearby, and increasing problems with my previous daily driver, a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS.

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.