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What in the World is Going On?

Nashville Shooting - Trump Indictment - Springfield Update - Local Elections & More

Nashville Shooting- Like you, I am saddened by the murder of the innocent -again - at the hands of a deranged and mentally ill person. These acts of mass violence by a single individual are unprecedented and the product of the cultural and family breakdown in modern times. In nearly every profile of the attackers is someone from a dysfunctional family with no close friendships or sense of belonging. Assessing the facts that have already been revealed about the Nashville shooter, there seems little doubt that this attack, like nearly all other mass shootings, was targeted against a group of people the shooter both knew and sought revenge on. There’s a lot still to find out about the shooter and motive. Her manifesto should be made public so that researchers can better profile and prevent similar tragedies in the future.

Laurie Higgins’ insightful discussion of the Things to Think About following Nashville School Shooting is a MUST READ, which is why we sent it out mid-week.

The response from the Left is both typical and outrageous. They immediately called for gun control. They aggressively protested in the Tennessee state capitol, shoved police out of the way and shutdown debate.

But, I agree with Matt Walsh – the real question is WHY? Walsh writes for the Daily Wire and he has been the tip of the spear fighting to protect children from the transgender industry. He exposed the surgery for profit to transition minors going on at Vanderbilt. He exposed the lies and regret in the trans community in his movie What is a Woman? He got the Tennessee legislature to ban gender-affirming care for minors. That bill was just signed a month ago by the Tennessee Governor.

Matt Walsh has been the target of numerous threats and vitriol. But, his questioning of the trans agenda has pushed states and others to protect children. Given the trans-identity of the shooter, and the fact that it happened in Walsh’s hometown, his opinion on the tragedy matters.

He writes:

The real question — the only question that matters right now — is why. Why do people want to commit these evil acts? What drives it? What motivates it? Even if you could take away all the guns — snap your fingers and make them disappear or float into space — still you would be left with a country infested with homicidal sociopaths who don't value human life.

You have to sign up for his newsletter to read the whole article at The Matt Walsh Report.

But, the Left isn’t asking why, and they aren’t concerned about the obviously targeted attack on Christians. Instead, they are literally digging in to protect the trans community as if they are the victims of the tragic shooting. The worst was President Biden on Friday commemorating the Trans Day of Visibility and putting out a statement that the day, “celebrates the joy, strength, and absolute courage of some of the bravest people I know.”

They want no questions asked about what treatment the trans-identifying shooter was under and whether or not any drugs she was taking created a psychosis leading to her mentally deranged state. The shooter hated her sex and took out her revenge on other women and girls in a place where she may have last truly felt like a woman.

School leaders who perpetuate the lie that you can change your sex, as most of the public schools in Illinois do, should instead speak the truth to young people and pull them out of their delusion instead of feeding it.

On a related note: The US Navy Intelligence Office reminds staff to treat transgender co-workers with dignity and respect. How about finding out what happened in Syria?

Tragedy hit our military service this past week when a US contractor was killed and five US service members and one additional contractor were wounded when an Iranian drone hit a maintenance facility in Syria.

Then nine members of the 101st Airborne division were killed when two Black Hawk helicopters collided in training. I grieve for their families and appreciate that they raised children willing to defend our country. So many Americans feel no responsibility to the nation in this regard.

Trump Indictment So much can be said about this corrupt action by the New York District Attorney in bringing charges against Trump for what has been described as a misdemeanor offense of falsifying business records. It’s laughable to think Trump made the decision on how to categorize the expense. This is a witch-hunt like no other and it will backfire on the Left. Everyone needs to speak up against the unfair justice system because staying silent invites more injustice.

What’s the Martin Luther King, Jr quote that the Left has displayed on their lawn signs?

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

There is so much that has already been said about the situation and so much more that will be said. The one point I would make is Illinois Democrats have/had a hand in all of it. Who do you think is the real leader of the Democrat party nationally and where did he learn his trade? Barack Obama. And he learned power politics from indicted Mike Madigan. Obama’s fingerprints are on every aspect of Trump Derangement Syndrome starting with the Russian collusion story. Just my two cents.

Springfield Update The Senate's third reading deadline was Friday. Here are two I want to highlight.

  • The Senate passed SB1909,

A bill that effectively will shut down pro-life pregnancy centers by forcing them to discuss abortion as an option for women who seek help for a crisis pregnancy and limiting sidewalk outreach to pregnant women. The bill, named the Deceptive Practices of Limited Services Pregnancy Centers Act, is overly broad and meant to chill pro-life advocacy and options for women. Read more HERE and HERE.

  • Another Abortion Clinic Opening in Illinois

On Monday, members of the Illinois Freedom Caucus had a press conference in Danville highlighting and opposing the proposed new abortion clinic. A Danville building has been identified as the location for an abortion business expansion for an Indiana abortionist. The location is just six miles from the border as abortionists plan on making Illinois the destination in the Midwest and beyond for the life-ending procedure.

State Representatives at the Danville IL, press conference
Illinois Freedom Caucus Press Conference in Danville Illinoise

Listen to the press conference.

  • A Republican bill, SB1127, presented by Sen. Will Stoller, makes a complete mockery of the Governor’s new siting requirements for solar fields. The bill protects a SPECIFIC enterprise zone near Interstates 88 and 37 from being used for a solar field. I know that farmers in that area were shocked when they found out that solar companies were looking to buy out farmers with lucrative taxpayer-funded contracts and put solar fields on rich, fertile farm ground.

  • Stoller is seeking to protect just one slice of the landscape from the ineffective and ugly solar industry with this bill. A glaring question – why aren’t we protecting all enterprise zones in the state and also our fertile farm ground? The bill passed 54-0-1. Republican McConchie voted present. So all those Democrats that voted just two months ago to take away local control from counties for siting of wind and solar farms just carved out another exception.

Local Elections - The candidates running in the April 4th election will be elected to local boards that determine everything from zoning to curriculum to how much to levy against your home. Choose Wisely. They represent over 90% of your property taxes and more importantly, how children will be educated.

JB Pritzker, the most radical Governor Illinois has ever had, this year, has turned non-partisan races into liberal activist campaigns openly funded by his Democrat party. He reportedly gave his party $500,000 and they are smearing commonsense parents who decided to get involved politically for the first time.

It's beneath the dignity of his office to aggressively go after and denigrate decent Illinois citizens who simply want less indoctrination and more education in schools. He has acted like a petty bully and it is embarrassing.

In response, AM560 has put together a list of preferred conservative candidates for school board. You can view that list at this link: AM560 The Answer School Board List

The Democrats, with Pritzker's money, have put together their list of who not to vote for by labeling folks as having an extreme political agenda. JB & Democrats List of School Board Candidates

Subsequent to Pritzker’s involvement, party affiliation of candidates was exposed in these series of articles:

April 4 Voter Cheat Sheet: Who are the Republicans and Democrats running in 24 competitive DuPage school board elections?

North Shore Races read Read HERE

West Cook Races read Read HERE

Will County Read HERE

Kendall County: Read HERE

McHenry County Read HERE

Kane County Read HERE

South Cook County Read HERE

Lake County Read HERE

But who has the upper hand in these school board elections? Jason Riley knows. Writing about the Chicago Mayoral race for the Wall Street Journal, he had this to say about the influence of the teachers unions on elections,

Teachers unions know how to get people to the polls on Election Day like no other special interest group in politics.

Here’s what you can do - show up on April 4th and vote - the advantage goes to those who understand what’s at stake, for years that hasn’t been parents and taxpayers.

And More… The ComEd-Madigan ALLEGED corruption trial continues. Both the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times have daily updates on the latest testimony. I am not shocked by any of the testimony so far. Again, everyone knew about Madigan’s absolute power. The entire Democrat party should be under indictment for not blowing the whistle on the guy and playing the game with him. It is infuriating. And the corrupt practices of our federal agencies are nothing different than what Illinois has produced for decades.


Videos featured this week in the Newsletter

With big money being tossed into school board races by Gov. Pritzker and our local newspaper tossing in their own two cents, we were not surprised to see the Chicago Tribune got the headline wrong.

After a trip down to Danville, Illinois for a press conference with downstate legislators who are members of the IL Freedom Caucus, Jeanne returns to the studio and welcomes Mary Kate Zander of Illinois Right to Life to discuss the current and future laws in Illinois.


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