May 8, 2024

— There are 17 members of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee, one from each congressional district. I was a member of that committee representing the 3rd Congressional District, but before the committee’s first meeting, a pretext was used to remove me. I was never given the names of the other committee members. Who have I been replaced with? Who are the 17 members of the committee? How can Republicans in each of the 17 districts contact them? At the May 24-25 IRP State Convention in Collinsville, which members of committee are going to vote for the resolution that calls for direct election of IRP State Central Committee members? Which members of the committee are going to vote for adding E-Verify to the immigration plank in the IRP platform? Which committee members are going to vote to strengthen the individual planks in the platform or weaken them? – Dave Diersen

— Who are the candidates for Illinois Republican Party National Committeeman and National Committeewoman? The deadline for applying was Friday, May 3, 2024 at 5:00 PM. – Dave Diersen

— I am considering issuing cease and desist letters to those involved in removed me from the Illinois Republican Party State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee for what they have said and written to “justify” their removing me. Further, I am considering suing them for defamation. – Dave Diersen

— If your representative on the Illinois Republican Party State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee asked you for your input like I asked each of those who cast a Republican primary ballot in my precinct, what input would you provide? If/when I am provided with the name and contact information of my representative on the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee, I would urge him/her to promote the following in the platform:

— Personal responsibility, that is, oppose the promotion of dependency on government and charity,
— Traditional marriage and family, that is, oppose the promotion of LGBTQ,
— Right to life, that is, oppose the promotion of abortion,
— E-Verify and enforcement of immigration laws, that is, oppose the promotion of illegal immigration,
— Second Amendment rights, that is, oppose diminishment of those rights,
— Discouragement of vices, that is, to oppose the promotion of booze, gambling, pot, and other vices,
— Equal opportunity, that is, oppose race and gender based preference giving, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, and
— Direct election of IRP State Central Committee members. – Dave Diersen


— MAY 20, 2016 FLASHBACK: Illinois Republicans divided on same-sex marriage, abortion at party convention – RICK PEARSON (COMMENT: Needless-to-say, I will sue anyone who has hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I provided Pearson with any information let alone “inside” information for this article.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Tensions were on display between social moderates and conservatives Friday as the state GOP convention opened and Republicans sought to assemble a new platform. Along a hallway at the Peoria Civic Center, a vendor sold hats, shirts, buttons and signs featuring the phrase “Make America Great Again,” along with images of the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee, real estate baron and former reality TV star Donald Trump. Inside a cramped meeting hall, however, tensions were on display between social moderates and conservatives over same-sex marriage and abortion as they sought to put together a new platform.)
— Proposal aimed at quieting anti-abortion protests outside Chicago clinic moves forward in City Council – JAKE SHERIDAN
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Democrat and RINO Naperville leaders promote DEI. To promote DEI is to promote discrimination again Republicans who are heterosexual, White, male, older, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or who have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
— University of Chicago protest encampment cleared by police
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: CTU’s credibility questioned in Springfield as their biggest ally, Mayor Brandon Johnson, heads to state Capitol – RICK PEARSON and JEREMY GORNER
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: U. of C. police clear protest encampment early Tuesday, days after president announces intention to intervene

— MAY 21, 2016 FLASHBACK: Illinois Republican Party takes stance on marriage – Chris Kaergard (COMMENT: Needless-to-say, I will sue anyone who has hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I provided Kaergard with any information let alone “inside” information for this article.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: PEORIA — Illinois Republicans will remain the party of “marriage between one man and one woman.” Meeting in Peoria, delegates to the state GOP convention voted overwhelmingly to retain a plank in their platform of guiding principles calling for that stance instead of a proposed change that touted the benefits of the traditional, nuclear family and First Amendment religious freedoms while declaring that diverse opinions were welcomed and “that non-traditional families are worthy of the same respect and legal protections as traditional families.” Though that proposed language change cleared the party’s platform committee 11-7 after a lengthy meeting Friday, opponents successfully sought a floor debate and vote on an issue by the full contingent of delegates at what was billed as the highest-attendance GOP convention in state history with 968 credentialed attendees. Supporters of the traditional-marriage status quo position argued their position represented a consensus of the party at its last convention in 2012, but also insisted that enshrining that position was critical to the party’s success at the ballot box. “Our platform distinguishes ourselves from the Democrats,” state Rep. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, said in arguing that downstate members of the GOP needed such language to compete against the conservative Democrats they often face in elections. “We have to hold those seats and we have to pick up seats.” State Rep. Peter Breen, R-Lombard, also told the audience that there was little support among rank-and-file Republicans for adjusting the language in the platform. “There’s no groundswell out there amongst Republicans to change the definition of marriage,” he said. “It’s a core Republican principle across the country.” Party chairman Tim Schneider had to twice call for calm and a respectful exchange of ideas as proponents of newer language were interrupted by jeers, boos and shouts of, “Go home!” however. But Ryan Higgins, the state’s central committeeman from the suburban 8th Congressional District, said that rejecting the proposed newer language also gutted the most requested addition to the platform, which would have emphasized the need for protections for religious liberty, and said that the recommended alterations were being misinterpreted. Elisha French of Galesburg agreed, noting that the issues in the debate over marriage have changed since 2012. He told the convention that, “The (battle) line has been moved while we have been talking.” Demetra DeMonte, the longtime Tazewell County GOP volunteer who was re-elected as one of two Illinois representatives to the Republican National Committee, applauded the final result. “I was very happy to vote for the amendment,” she said. “I thought it was necessary, and I’m pleased that it won overwhelming and is now part of our party platform.” The process the proposals for a marriage plank went through satisfied Mike Bigger, the Stark County resident who chaired the platform committee and serves as the state party’s secretary. “I thought (with) an issue that was that divisive, it was critical that it come to the floor and let the delegates actually vote,” he said. “I’ve never at a convention before seen that happen. The majority spoke and it was clear and resounding. We passed the right platform — the platform the party wanted — and I’m totally happy with it.” Schneider and a host of others throughout the afternoon in the Peoria Civic Center ballroom urged the crowd to unify behind GOP candidates in the fall — regardless of any intra-party disagreements — for the betterment of the party. “United, the possible is possible. Divided, the possible is impossible,” Schneider said. Other speakers during the convention’s general assembly portion for all delegates included Gov. Bruce Rauner, state Comptroller Leslie Munger and U.S. Reps. Darin LaHood, R-Peoria, and Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, though all stuck to familiar themes they’ve invoked at other public appearances, often word for word. Many early speakers avoided referencing GOP presidential nominee-in-waiting Donald Trump by name, until DeMonte predicted his victory in the fall and drew cheers, chants and waving signs from some members of the crowd.)
— Teacher salaries in Illinois among best in the nation – Hope Gadson

— Biden, Harris step up drive to win battleground Wisconsin while taking sidetrips to fundraise in Illinois. President Joe Biden hits Chicago Wednesday for a fundraiser after a stop in Racine, where his visit will spotlight one of President Donald Trump’s economic flops, the failed Foxconn plant, which never employed the promised 13,000 workers. – Lynn Sweet
— University of Chicago pro-Palestinian encampment cleared by police. Around daybreak Tuesday, campus officers surrounded the university’s main quadrangle and kept students from entering, according to reports from the scene. – Mary Norkol
— Chicago police actions at pro-Palestinian protest near Art Institute under investigation. The People’s Art Institute accused law enforcement of yanking people’s hair, strangling and hitting people with batons and metal fences at the Saturday protest. – Violet Miller and Sophie Sherry
— Democrat leaders crow about their success in destroying the Boy Scouts.

— Democrats ramrod questionable election bill in midst of ongoing campaign – Editorial
— Carol Stream ordinance prohibits synthetic marijuana – Dave Oberhelman

— Legalizing video gambling in Chicago could come with a major hitch – Justin Laurence

— Police clear University of Chicago pro-Palestinian encampment. Mayor’s office said Chicago police declined to participate in pre-dawn effort; Supt. Snelling says CPD was on standby. – Stephanie Wade, Jessica D’Onofrio, and Michelle Gallardo

— Some activists angry after University of Chicago police clear encampment
— Police dismantle protest encampment at University of Chicago

— University of Chicago police clear out encampments protesting war on Gaza

— University of Chicago encampment removed over mounting safety concerns

— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot is poison.

— Semi-automatic gun ban nixed in Colorado’s Democratic-controlled statehouse after historic progress – AP
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly crow about their success making young people sexually active LGBTQers.
— Haley nabs 128,000 votes in Indiana GOP primary months after ending campaign – Tara Suter

— IRS commissioner warns of worse customer service, lower tax collection if budget is cut – AUSTIN DENEAN (COMMENT: When I was 25 years old in 1974, because of my performance on a major IRS customer service developmental assignment, an IRS manager promoted me to GS-12, currently $97,079/year. But my Democrat IRS superiors got rid of him to get rid of me. He had promoted me in 1973 and 1972. To justify their not promoting me to GS-13, they ignored/dismissed/belittled my earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, my taking graduate evening accounting courses at DePaul, and my passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. They disallowed my education deductions in 1978. Consequently, I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980. They must have played a big role in GAO’s forcing me to take a $22,996/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer. GAO audits IRS. Democrats do not want Republicans to audit IRS and especially Republicans like me who are conservative, White, male, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. They especially do not want Republicans to audit IRS who complained like I did about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. My Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in keeping me off audits of IRS except 1986-1988 and they forced me to take their early retirement “offer” when I was 49 years old in 1997.)
— GOP lawmakers slam Boy Scouts’ gender-neutral name change: ‘Wokeness destroys everything’ – RAY LEWIS

— Johnson calls on Springfield – SHIA KAPOS

— Morning briefing
— Afternoon roundup


— Former Trump official tells Illinois to get out of way of deportations – Greg Bishop
— Pritzker dismisses reports his family is funding pro-Palestine groups. – Catrina Petersen

— Thousands of youths at risk of losing access to after-school programs – PETER HANCOCK (COMMENT: While I was a junior and senior in high school and the summer in between, my after-school program was washing dishes for the minimum wage.)

— Gov. Pritzker’s ‘ethics reform’ eliminates competitive elections and choice for voters
— Chicago Teachers Union contract demands are totally divorced from reality – Nick Binotti and Ted Dabrowski

— The Blago Rat Is Back
— County’s Assessed Valuation Finally Tops That of the Beginning of the Great Recession, School Tax Bills Up 40%
— McHenry County Taxes – Cardiac Arrest Time
— Keicher Expresses Concern Over (Third) RTA Reorganization Plan


— Stormy Daniels takes stand, dishes tawdry testimony in Trump trial. Defense loses bid for mistrial over her level of detail. – Tom Howell Jr.

— A wake-up call for American Jews and moderate Democrats – Lewis Dovland

— Red-state governor talks tough on immigration, saves cheap labor – DANIEL HOROWITZ (COMMENT: I was cheap labor. I a) did yard work 1962-1964, b) delivered newspapers 1962-1966, c) washed dishes 1964-1966, d) cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966, e) delivered mail 1966-1969, f) worked on an automobile assembly line in 1970, and g) pumped gasoline 1971-1972.)

— Joe Biden Calls Illegal Aliens ‘Model Citizens’ While Promoting Amnesty – JOHN BINDER
— Almost 1-in-10 New Jersey Residents Are Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER

— Under 1% of Catholics agree with denomination’s teaching on sanctity of life issues – Ryan Foley

— Pro-LGBT Vatican ambassador to keynote Catholic college in northwest Indiana graduation – MATT LAMB

— College Takeovers Are CRT in Action – Victor Joecks

— Parents Sue School Board After School Suspends Student For Saying ‘Illegal Aliens’

— ‘A 1968 Kind of Welcome’: Appeasing Pro-Hamas Chicago Protesters Spells Trouble for Democrats’ Convention – Tony Kinnett

— Anti-Israel Protesters Burn American Flag, Vandalize WWI Memorial – Zach Jewell (COMMEMT: My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI.)

— To Appease Protestors, Universities Promise to Violate Civil Rights Laws – GianCarlo Canaparo
— The Democrat Party’s Antisemitism Went Mainstream With Barack Obama – SHAWN FLEETWOOD
— Biden HHS Redefines ‘Lawfully Present’ To Give ‘Free’ Health Care To Illegal Immigrants – CHRISTOPHER JACOBS
— How LGBT Activism Is Harming The Mental Health Of LGBT Youth – CHAD FELIX GREENE

— Police clear University of Chicago encampments
— Here’s how DEI in the control tower threatens airline safety. It’s no exaggeration to say the aviation industry is courting death and destruction. – William Trachman (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO employers use DEI to a) not hire Republicans and b) to get rid of their employees who are Republican.)

— Biden’s Open Borders and Non-Enforcement Mean Americans Play “Recidivist Roulette” with Criminal Aliens – Simon Hankinson, Lora Ries and Matthew Kuckelman

— San Diego takes the top spot for illegal immigrants being smuggled into the United States – Sarah Akey

— Supporters of DEI Policies Struggle to Rebrand Them. – Mike LaChance

— The University of Chicago Is Liberated from the ‘Liberators’ — for Now – JEFFREY BLEHAR
— California’s Predictably Disastrous Minimum-Wage Hikes – REBEKAH PAXTON

— Ever-increasingly, to get more votes from those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, veteran, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time, Democrat and RINO candidates hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans are White supremacists, KKK members, Nazis, racists, sexists, ageists, haters, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.

— A Closer Look At Who The Woke Leftists Are – Nathaniel Mannor

— R.I.P. Boys Scouts of America – MATT MARGOLIS

— Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson Plays ‘Hide the Illegals’ Ahead of DNC, Outraged Residents Have Other Ideas

— Minors Are Being Seduced by Transgenderism on Reddit. Those Who Oppose Get Banned. – Casey Ryan
— New Data Should Have Team Biden Sweating – Guy Benson


— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly crow about their success in promoting more illegal immigration.

— Chicago Would Like Everyone to Stop Talking About 1968. As the city prepares to host the Democratic National Convention, it wants to shed memories of chaos from half a century ago even as protests are growing. – Julie Bosman and Mitch Smith
— How many millions of illegals voted for Biden in 2020? How many will vote for Biden in 2024?
— My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that I have never owned a dog,
— Trump, Who Has Celebrated Violent Protests, Cheers Campus Crackdowns – Jess Bidgood

— Libertarians picked Trump to headline their convention. Then an internal revolt erupted. Some national committee members have called on the party to rescind the invitation to former president Donald Trump. – Meryl Kornfield
— Police clear University of Chicago camp in latest move to quell protests. Officers arrived before dawn to dismantle tents on campus, but no arrests were reported. – Kim Bellware and Joanna Slater

— Biden condemns ‘ferocious surge’ of antisemitism – Liz Kreutz (COMMENT: Democrats shout at Jews that Republicans have caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems that Jews have had, are having and will have. I should write a book about the great success that my Democrat GAO, IRS, and Post Office superiors had shouting that at my many Jewish superiors and supervisors. They stressed that I am conservative, Protestant, 100% German American, a Crete resident 1948-1972, and a Wheaton resident since 1978. I would focus on the many big adverse actions that they took against me.)
— What do say to Whites who promote anti-Whiteness to curry favor with non-Whites?

— American Psychological Association claims ‘hiring the most qualified candidate’ could be ‘unfair’ (COMMENT: The Democrats who GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and Post Office in 1966 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. I earned a bachelor’s degree in business from NIU in 1970. I passed the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970. I passed the postal employment examination in 1966. I earned a high school diploma in 1966.)
— States Urge White House to End Civilian Sales of Military-Grade AR-15 Ammo – Jacob Miller

— The Left Is Intent On Allowing Non-Citizens To Vote In The U.S. – B.D. Hobbs

— Why I Ended the University of Chicago Protest Encampment. Students demanded that we side against Israel, violating the core principle of institutional neutrality. – Paul Alivisatos
— The Wolves of the FDIC. A scathing audit reveals how union rules preserved a culture of misconduct at the federal bank regulator. – Editorial

— Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, soon, if not already, unless you promote LGBTQ, a) no employer will hire you and b) if you are employed, you will be gotten rid of.

— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.

— Cars and great conversations (COMMENT: I have had many great conversations about cars, politics, government, etc. with my fellow Iron Gate Motor Condo owners. SEE: and A major car show is scheduled there for May 11.)

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.