February 1, 2023

— Appellate Court Affirms DeVore’s Equal Protection Argument, Assault Weapons Ban Temporary Restraining Order, Binds Courts Statewide

— Appeals panel: IL gun ban infringes Illinoisans’ ‘fundamental rights,’ should remain blocked – Heather Isringhausen Gvillo

— Fifth District affirms IL gun ban restraining order, urges state Supreme Court to address legislature’s ‘repeated ethical lapses’

— Downstate Appellate Court Affirms Decision Temporarily Stopping Democrats’ Gun Control Law
— Fourth Wokeness Day for McHenry County College Faculty – “Modern Day-isms”
— Tollway Tormoil Continues
— Did McHenry County Board Members Violate the Open Meetings Act?

— Mendrick: ‘If they’ll treat your duly elected sheriff of this county that way, just think how they’ll treat you’
(FROM THE ARTICLE: DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick said U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (R-IL) “got nasty” with him in a phone call after he said he would not enforce the state’s gun ban. Mendrick is one of around 95 sheriffs who said they won’t enforce the ban involving over 170 types of firearms and millions of guns statewide. The law was ruled unconstitutional in a downstate court and is expected to see the same fate in other courts. “My voters had asked me to put out a statement on my opinion of what I’ll be doing on this and the way the law was written. It did nothing on enforcement,” Mendrick told Chicago’s Morning Answer radio host Dan Proft. “We all know if you don’t put who’s responsible, enforcing the law, that it’s going to be an unfunded mandate down at the end of the year. That’s just how this works every time. And I couldn’t get anybody to tell me yes or no. Will we be expected to enforce this? Until I got a call from Sean Casten, congressman, who told me that if I was willing to go to a house filled with Molotov cocktails, I should have no problem going to people’s doors for this law.” Proft pointed out Casten, a Democrat, had suggested Mendrick resign. “And he called on you to resign,” Proft said. “Yeah, to resign. ‘Recall,’ I think he said there’s something like that. He told me on the phone to I have no First Amendment right as a sheriff. And I really thought that was odd, to see the shock and horror of a politician when they don’t get their way or when somebody challenges them, simply because before you even started the conversation of is this right or wrong,” Mendrick said. Mendrick added that when he pushed backed against Casten the congressman “got nasty.” “Well, it got worse, he said some other things I’m not going to divulge just because he really got nasty with me,” Mendrick said. Mendrick added that the lack of respect for another elected official had him question how Casten treats ordinary Illinoisans. “But think about it, if they’ll treat your duly elected sheriff of this county that way, just think how they’ll treat you,” Mendrick said. “I mean, I couldn’t believe it. I live in the definition of a hostile work environment, political intimidation.” Casten was one of five other Democrats in Illinois’ congressional delegation who penned a letter against Mendrick. Casten took to extreme language in his characterization of the decision by Mendrick and around 95% of the state’s sheriffs to not enforce the law saying the sheriff’s “actions are going to make future mass shootings more likely.” Mendrick answered Casten’s accusations in a statement. “There is absolutely nothing that we are doing or not doing that would make a mass shooting more accessible in DuPage County,” Mendrick said. “In fact, I have asked on multiple occasions to increase penalties on all existing gun crimes, but it does not appear that they want to have that conversation.” Mendrick was clear in his rebuke of the law after its signing in early January. “I, among many others, believe that HB 5471 is a clear violation of the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution,” Mendrick said. “Therefore, as the custodian of the jail and chief law enforcement official for DuPage County, that neither myself nor my office will be checking to ensure that lawful gun owners register their weapons with the State, nor will we be arresting or housing law-abiding individuals that have been arrested solely with non-compliance of this Act.” He has since become a focal point of angry Democrats seeking to impose their will on local law enforcement. Political organizer Jeanne Ives, a former state representative and former gubernatorial and congressional candidate, was one of hundreds who packed into the DuPage county Board chambers in a Jan. 24 meeting. “I stand in support of Sheriff Mendrick. He has done an outstanding job keeping our communities safe. He has also worked very hard in turning around the lives of those incarcerated in his jail,” Ives said in statement.)

— 95% of all homicide victims in Chicago are minorities…the more lax the city’s crime policies are, the more blacks and Hispanics die.
— Elgin’s Tony Sanders promoted to Illinois State Superintendent, though just 2 in 10 students in his district can read at grade level. – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes push pot. By default, I am the leading opponent of pot in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County. Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats push pot. How soon will the following become stoners: you, your spouse/partner, your children, your parents, your grandparents, your grandchildren, the rest of your relatives, your neighbors, your coworkers, your friends, everyone who you interact with, everyone else, etc.? Soon, if not already, all of the aforesaid stoners will crash and burn and become homeless wards of the state if they do not die first.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Appellate court upholds temporary restraining order on Illinois assault weapons ban. In 2-1 ruling, court says law likely violates equal protection guarantee.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “CPD warns of nearly a dozen more thefts of Hyundai, Kia cars on West Side.” Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, everyone needs to do more to protect their vehicles from theft including not driving them, garaging them, keeping them under security cameras, and avoiding Democrat areas.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use January 6 to promote hatred against Republicans. Ever-increasingly, one could argue that those who organized January 6 wanted to destroy the Republican Party.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Appellate Court Ruling Leaves Illinois Assault Weapons Ban on Hold. In a 2-to-1 ruling, the Fifth District appellate court says that the bill will remain on hold due to pending litigation.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Appeals court upholds restraining order on Illinois gun ban.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Prominent Republicans hold off on backing Trump.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Chicago’s Elections are Nonpartisan, But Lori Lightfoot Is Working to Cast Paul Vallas as a Republican.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Failed candidate alleges election fraud in Will County clerk’s race based on mathematical algorithms.”
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.

— Legislators should ask why so many sheriffs refuse to enforce assault weapons law – State Sen. Donald DeWitte
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use Black history to promote hatred against Republicans.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, a) Democrats use Blacks to promote hatred against Republicans, b) paint Democrats as having been the Union Army in the Civil War, and c) paint Republicans as having been the Confederate Army in the Civil War.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Financial disparities in Cook County are almost double national average, study finds. Black Cook County residents are four times as likely to have difficulty saving money or paying their bills as compared to whites; Latinos are three times as likely.” The Democrat EEOC can stress that in 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. My Democrat Post Office, IRS, and GAO superiors can stress that they promoted my Democrat minority coworkers over me. My Democrat GAO superiors can stress that they forced me to retire in 1997 and gave my job to my Black subordinate.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Clarity and common sense casualties of DuPage debate over new gun ban.” DuPage County Democrat elected officials and party leaders have come out strongly against the Second Amendment, in favor of the Protect Illinois Communities Act (PICA), and against Mendirick. DuPage County Republican elected officials and party leaders should come out strongly in favor of the Second Amendment, in opposition to PICA ,and in support of Mendrick.
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: The back and forth between Du­Page County Sheriff James Mendrick and county officials upset about his stance on Illinois’ new high-powered weapons ban turned into quite the political soap opera this month, complete with press conferences, protests, TV appearances and, finally, some sort of consensus after Mendrick met with DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin and County Board Chair Deb Conroy Monday. Come Tuesday morning, however, Mendrick had this to say: “Don’t listen to the media,” his statement starts out. “I was not threatened to be censured or anything else during this meeting. The meeting that I had with State’s Attorney Bob Berlin and County Board Chair … Conroy yesterday was the first day three tiers of government came together in discussion on this topic.” First, a little context — and clarity. “This topic,” of course, is the sheriff’s initial refusal to enforce a provision of the new law requiring current owners of high-powered weapons to register them with the state. The meeting he refers to ended with an agreement that he would enforce the law after clarification that the ban does not mandate deputies go door to door checking on compliance. And while Monday’s meeting may not have mentioned censure, it was followed by a joint statement in which Conroy says she will not seek censure — an idea raised at an earlier public meeting and elsewhere. Mendrick’s statement then assures gun owners that sheriff’s deputies would not be showing up at the homes of “law-abiding residents to harass them over gun registration.” “We will not be sending deputies out proactively to take your lawfully owned guns,” he went on. “Please remove that stressor from your lives.” We would argue that Mendrick and others created “that stressor.” Officials have every right to question how they will be expected to enforce the law, but they jumped all too quickly to conclusions and, in some cases, distortions. While lawmakers have made clear that house-to-house inspections are not expected, opponents continue to stoke fears. Earlier this month, Gov. J.B. Pritzker called the refusal of many Illinois sheriffs to enforce the law “political grandstanding at its worst.” We have come to agree. Just look to McHenry County, where the partisanship is so strong Republicans have called for the county to become a gun sanctuary. In DuPage, Mendrick refused to answer calls from local reporters on his stance. He did not appear before the county board. But he was more than happy to share his concerns with like-minded listeners on AM 560’s “Black and Right” radio program and on Fox News’ “America Reports.” It’s a big step forward that Mendrick has agreed to enforce the law. Other dissenting sheriffs should follow suit. But let’s not forget: That was their job in the first place.)
— Sheriff’s good judgment – David Graham, Lombard
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Appellate court upholds downstate restraining order on weapons ban.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “DuPage sheriff says censure was not discussed at meeting with county chair over gun ban.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Appellate court upholds restraining order on assault weapons ban.”
— COMMENT: Chicago Democrats use racist covenants to promote hatred against Republicans.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Nearly 40 residents speak about McHenry County resolution denouncing state gun ban. Resolution will move to full board despite concerns about ‘inflammatory’ language.” What are the Republican leaders of your county doing to make your county a gun sanctuary?
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A resolution opposing the new Illinois gun ban is set to be considered by the McHenry County Board, but changes to the measure are almost certain to come, officials said. The resolution, which would affirm McHenry County’s stance against House Bill 5471, would not make the county a gun sanctuary as some have pushed for, but does denounce the new law, calling it unconstitutional and a violation of the Second Amendment. At the county’s Law and Government Committee meeting on Tuesday, more than 100 residents showed up, with nearly 40 of them speaking. As has been the case with previous meetings where this topic was discussed, those who spoke were divided on the topic. The resolution did not get enough votes on Tuesday to be recommended as written, with the committee split in a 3-3 vote. However, the resolution will still move on to the full County Board where it will be considered in a part of the agenda that will open it up for more discussion instead of the consent agenda where items are voted en masse and typically without discussion. The gun ban, passed by the Illinois General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. JB Pritzker in early January, bans more than 100 different guns from being purchased, most of which are semi-automatic rifles, along with different attachments and caps the amount of ammunition certain guns can have. It also creates a requirement that owners of the newly banned guns eventually register them with the Illinois State Police. . .In addition to the resolution being considered, McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally has filed a lawsuit seeking to declare the law unconstitutional. Other lawsuits throughout the state – including one with a McHenry County gun shop on board – seek similar outcomes. Tuesday’s meeting also follows a statement by McHenry County Sheriff Robb Tadelman saying neither he or other deputies would enforce the registration provision of the bill. He joined roughly 80 other sheriffs in Illinois in making the declaration.)
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats do more to abolish the Second Amendment.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Appeals court upholds restraining order on Illinois gun ban.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “DeSantis pushes ban on diversity programs in state colleges.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Local gun owners applaud appellate court ruling.” Ever-increasing, to abolish the Second Amendment, Democrats and RINOs demonize, denigrate, and condemn gun owners. I have been a gun owner since high school. I should write a book about those Democrats and RINOs who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me the most for my being a gun owner.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Prominent Republicans hold off on backing Trump.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Anti-abortion activists aim to sway GOP White House hopefuls.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “DuPage County sheriff lashes out at media, posts defensive and misleading letter on Facebook.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Divided Downstate appellate court narrowly upholds limited TRO on assault weapons ban case/”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Afternoon roundup.”

— White House pressed on Biden physical exam after blowing past January deadline – Naomi Lim (COMMENT: In 1966, when I was 18 years old, I passed a physical examination to be a postal employee. I passed even though a) I could not run because I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease , b) my vision could not be corrected to 20/20, and c) I had partial red-green color blindness. The aforesaid health problems did not stop me from being classified 1-A for the Vietnam draft.)
— Why does the Left want everything to be about white supremacy? – Peter Cordi
— San Francisco approves first concealed carry permit since major Supreme Court ruling – Kaelan Deese (COMMENT: As crime ever-increasingly increases under the Democrats, more and more and more concealed carry permits are needed.)
— Biden’s alternative reality on everything, including abortion – Conn Carroll
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats push pot.

— Migrants turn NYC hotel into violent, drug-infested ‘free-for-all – Patrick Reilly
— Blaming white supremacy for Tyre Nichols’ death is perverse – Rich Lowry
— House Armed Services subcommittee is pressing the Pentagon about whether it has taken any action against a Defense Department schools administrator whose disparaging comments about white people drew criticism from Republicans last year. – Caitlin Doornbos (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, expect that ever-increasingly, government and political leaders of Illinois, your county, your township, and your municipality will disparage those who are heterosexual, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, gun-owners, non-poor, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Disney’s insane embrace of toxic ‘1619’ lies – Editorial

— Many well-intentioned people defend the affirmative action regime despite its visible consequences. – George Liebmann (COMMENT: Who should pay the price of Affirmative Action (AA)? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, the more of the following that you are, the bigger the price that you should pay for AA: heterosexual, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, married, childless, gun-owner, non-veteran, non-poor, Protestant, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. I am all of the aforesaid. I was born in 1948. I have been married since 1978. I have been a gun-owner since high school. I am a draft avoider. I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran. I am 100% German American. My ancestors have been in America since 1844. With few exceptions, the fewer of the aforesaid demographics that my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes share with me, the more that they demand that I pay the price of AA. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
— DeSantis, Scourge Of Wokeness. It’s on! Florida governor announces plan to defund DEI and CRT bureaucracies at state universities. – Rod Dreher

— So where does that migrant entitlement mentality come from in New York City? – Monica Showalter (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs shout at citizens of foreign countries that they are entitled to the following in America: free housing, free food, free clothing, free medical care, free education, free transportation, free job training, jobs, etc. Of course, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will make Republicans pay for the aforesaid. How soon will the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs who run your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America impose “special assessments” on Republicans to pay for the aforesaid?)

— Hulu under fire over ‘The 1619 Project’: ‘Full of lies and dishonesty, not to mention the outright racism’ – Chris Donaldson
— Don’t blame the migrants for being ungrateful, blame us – Kevin Haggerty (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs shout at citizens of foreign countries that they are entitled to the following in America: free housing, free food, free clothing, free medical care, free education, free transportation, free job training, jobs, etc. Of course, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will make Republicans pay for the aforesaid. How soon will the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs who run your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America impose “special assessments” on Republicans to pay for the aforesaid?)

— DeSantis proposes ban on critical race theory, diversity curriculum at Florida universities – Ian M. Giatti

— DeSantis Responds To Trump Attacks – DIANA GLEBOVA

— Gun Control Groups Press Biden on Executive Actions, Details on Stricter Firearms Legislation – Bryan Jung
— Can We No Longer Trust the Keepers of the Past? The political biases of modern historians threaten to erode the discipline’s credibility. – DUSTIN BASS (COMMENT: In my defense, I have had to stress a) that while my ancestors immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s, they have always lived in northeast Illinois, b) that my grandfather on my father’s fought the Germans in WWI, c) that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and d) that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
— More Gun Laws Would Not End Massacres – John Seiler

— OUTSTANDING: Donald Trump Pledges To End ‘Left-Wing Gender Insanity’ On Day One – SAMUEL MANGOLD-LENETT
— Media Malign Firearm Manufacturer For Selling Gun That Encourages Adults To Teach Kids Safe Shooting – JORDAN BOYD

— Illinois loses appeal over gun control law, leaving restraining order in effect. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the gun control law on Jan. 10. – Adam Sabes
— Gun control lobby’s latest demands show the goal is to strip Americans of their 2A rights, NRA says. A coalition of 117 groups sent a letter to President Biden Monday that demanded more gun control. – Patrick Hauf (COMMENT: How much success have Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs had in turning voters in the following against the Second Amendment: your precinct, your municipal district, your municipality, your township, your county district, and your county? I should write a book about the following who have failed/refused to defend the Second Amendment plank in the Republican Party platform: a) leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party, b) Republican Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton elected officials who represent my precinct, and c) major Republican donors.)
— Migrants remain camped in NYC street after nearly 48 hours to protest eviction from free stay at luxury hotel. The migrants have slept in tents outside the hotel since Sunday night. – Aubrie Spady
— Biden should deport illegal immigrants who refuse to leave Manhattan. New York needs a leader who can tell Biden to deport those migrants who refuse to play by the rules. – David Marcus (COMMENT: What rules, if any, do the following have for illegals: your municipality, your township, and your county?)
— Corporate wokeness: Big Tech, major banks rated ‘high risk’ of canceling people, orgs for ideological reasons. This is about corporations being politicized and weaponized to advance agendas that people couldn’t push through courts or the legislature. – Aaron Kliegman (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, if you are a Republican, expect that ever-increasingly, Big Tech and Major Banks will get rid of you.)
— Sen. Kennedy moves to repeal Biden admin’s pistol brace rule: ‘Assault on the Second Amendment.’ ‘The Biden administration’s assault on the Second Amendment isn’t going to stop unless we defend this fundamental liberty.’ – Brandon Gillespie
— Elon Musk ignores Dems, meets only with Republicans in first Capitol visit as Twitter CEO. Musk endorsed Republicans for the first time ever in the midterm. – Anders Hagstrom

— Charlie Kirk Slams Ronna McDaniel’s Re-Election: RNC Has ‘Deep-Seated Contempt’ For Grassroots (COMMENT: I should write a book about the following who have demonstrated the most contempt for conservatives since 2000: a) leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party, b) Republican elected officials in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who represent my precinct, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct and their major donors, political consultants, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, d) conservative leaders, and e) religious leaders.)
— RINOs Plotting Revenge Against American Patriots (COMMENT: I should write a book about the biggest RINOs in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton since 2000.)
— Sanctuary City: Illegal Aliens Refuse Transfer To ‘Inhumane’ Shelter, Sleep On NYC Sidewalk (COMMENT: What amenities do illegal alien shelters offer in your municipality, in your township, and in your county: free 24/7 housing, free food, free clothing, free medical care, free education, free transportation, free job training, jobs, etc.?)

— Biden Administration Is Playing Deceitful Shell Game to Claim Fewer Illegal Border Crossings – Erin Dwinell

— Migrants Refuse to Leave New York City Hotel – Mike Carter

— Biden DHS Released 564 Criminal Illegals into U.S. in January 2023 – CATHERINE SALGADO (COMMENT: How many of the aforesaid are in Illinois, your county, your township, your municipality, and your precinct?)
— NYC Officials Claim Activists Are Behind the Migrant Protest – LINCOLN BROWN

— The Media Agree: Black Cops Beating Black Victim Is White Supremacy. Media pundits echoed the sentiment that racism was the motive for the beating by pointing to “systemic racism” and calling it irrelevant “whether the police officers are black.” (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats do everything that they can to make Blacks blame Republicans for all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.)

— Hulu’s 1619 Project Docuseries Peddles False History – PHILLIP W. MAGNESS

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Appeals court upholds restraining order on Illinois gun ban.”

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, a) Democrats use Blacks to promote hatred against Republicans, b) paint Democrats as having been the Union Army in the Civil War, and c) paint Republicans as having been the Confederate Army in the Civil War.
— COMMENT: Democrats ask “How Will Joe Biden Be Remembered in 50 Years?”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Rep. George Santos is stepping down from committees amid fabrications about his biography.”
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, a) Democrats use Blacks to promote hatred against Republicans, b) paint Democrats as having been the Union Army in the Civil War, and c) paint Republicans as having been the Confederate Army in the Civil War.

— FRONT PAGE WITH PICTURE: COMMENT: Democrats say “Democrats have a problem with Black male voters. VP Kamala Harris is quietly trying to fix it.” The Democrat EEOC can stress that in 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. My Democrat Post Office, IRS, and GAO superiors can stress that they promoted my Democrat Black male coworkers over me. My Democrat GAO superiors can stress that they forced me to retire in 1997 and gave my job to my Black male subordinate.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “California Republicans call for ‘crime control,’ not gun control, in legislative agenda.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Illinois Legislature Passes Broad Paid Leave Bill; Governor Intends To Sign Wide-Ranging Paid Leave Bill Into Law.” (COMMENT: I should write a book about those who have promoted the most hatred against me for my benefiting from the federal government’s leave policies since 1966 when I was 18 years old and became a part-time Park Forest Post Office employee have. SEE: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/leave-administration/fact-sheets/annual-leave/ and https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/leave-administration/fact-sheets/sick-leave-general-information/ I would focus on those who promoted more and more and more hatred against me as I worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO 1980-1997.)

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination in the federal government.

— If your parents are/were Republicans, why is/was that? My outstanding father died in 1969 and my outstanding mother died in 2016. They were always Republican a) because Republicans ended slavery, b) because Republicans promoted conservatism, c) because Republicans promoted individual responsibility, d) because Republicans promoted traditional marriage/family, e) because Republicans promoted right to life, f) because Republicans promoted enforcement of immigration laws, g) because Republicans enforced illegal drug laws, h) because Republicans defended Second Amendment rights, and i) because Republicans promoted equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving). My father and my mother saw how my Democrat Park Forest Post Office superiors treated me 1966-1969. My mother saw how my Democrat IRS superiors treated me 1974-1980. My mother saw how my Democrat GAO superiors treated me 1980-1997. – Dave Diersen

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.