Tag: Senate

Senate Consensus: It Should Have No Power

-By Warner Todd Huston For decades (and not just since Obama became president, either) the office of the president has slowly been taking on more and more power unto itself. By a constant flurry of Executive Orders (the wide use of which starting chiefly during FDR’s term) to making war without much bothering with Congress,... Read more »

Illinois Legislature Violates U.S. Constitution to Implement U.N. Treaty

-By Warner Todd Huston The Illinois State Senate will soon be considering State Resolution 92. This resolution would have the state recognize the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and force Illinois to observe its wholly un-American provisions. This move would, in fact, be illegal, but State Senator Kimberly Lightford (D, Westchester)... Read more »

Chris Lauzen: Direct Election of Republican State Central Committeemen

From the office of State Senator Chris Lauzen (R, 25th District)… “You Decide . . . .” That’s what SB35 (the old SB600) is all about. If you think it’s “OK” for Republican State Central Committeemen to give thousands of dollars and serious support to Mayor Daley, Governor Blagojevich, and other Democrat politicians . .... Read more »
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Former State Senator Quits Illinois, Moves to Texas

-By Warner Todd Huston The Wilmette Beacon published a very startling article that reveals so much of what is wrong with the state of Illinois. Roger Keats, a former state senator and a recent candidate for Cook County Board President has announced that he is leaving the state and moving to Texas. Keats has a... Read more »

Citizen's Right to Know Under Attack in Illinois!

-By Warner Todd Huston The Illinois Senate is currently debating SB1645 which would arbitrarily limit a citizen’s “right to know.” If a citizen asks more than fifteen questions per year under FOI rules (Freedom of Information Act Requests), the citizen’s requests would be characterized as a “vexatious” requests. With this appellation applied, FOI requests can... Read more »

VIDEO: We Need Less Talk, More Action From President on Debt

Here is the latest video shown to Republican senators on Tuesday. It highlights how our enormous national debt is one of the greatest threats facing our country and highlights the need for swift, serious action to address it. Republicans are urging the president to match his actions to his rhetoric and work with Republicans to... Read more »
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Senate News: McConnell Introduces Amendment To Stop EPA's Back-Door National Energy Tax

From the office of Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (KY)… Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell introduced an amendment Tuesday to the pending small business bill that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s back-door national energy tax from taking effect. “Imposing a backdoor national energy tax through the EPA is a strange... Read more »

VIDEO: Democrats, the President Continue to Ignore Responsibilities

This video was shown at the GOP Senator’s luncheon on March 8, 2011. The video focuses on Republican efforts to put our nation on a path of fiscal responsibility and create an environment in which job creation can flourish. The video highlights the lack of leadership by the president on deficit reduction as well as... Read more »

We've Got to Stop Spending Money We Don't Have

-By Warner Todd Huston This is the video that was shown to the Republican Senators at their weekly caucus luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. The video highlights the president’s unsustainable fiscal path and how his ideas on the budget adds to our national debt and at the same time failing to address the serious... Read more »
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Guarded Optimism, But Show Us The Cuts

From the Office of State Senator Chris Lauzen (21st District)… I am generally a gullible person, typically believing what people tell me. Age is tempering my natural inclination by teaching me that it is wiser to watch what people do, rather than to immediately believe what they say. I hope that I am not being... Read more »