by: Diane Benjamin
h/t a reader
Remember back in 2017 when elected Council members in Bloomington were sworn in using an oath that didn’t mention the Constitution? https://blnnews.com/2017/12/07/illegal-oath-of-office/
After I pointed that out they were sworn in again using the legal oath. I was told at the time somebody just pulled an old oath out of a drawer, it was just an accident.
I will never believe that was an accident. The Illinois Constitution declares what the oath needs to say, there has never been a legal oath that doesn’t mention the Constitution. It is much easier to ignore limits on power and Illinois law is you don’t swear to uphold it.
Below are text messages Mayor Tari Renner sent to a reader who was questioning Pritzker’s authority and Tari’s during the shut down. Tari’s statements prove he considers laws and the Constitution immaterial during a crisis. He even compares today to the Civil War which is ludicrous.
The texts also prove why Pritzker doesn’t believe his Executive Orders were only good for 30 days. Pritzker and Renner types believe the Illinois Constitution is immaterial if they perceive an emergency.
Renner and Prtizker believe they can do anything they want unless a court stops them. This proves why they “judge shop” cases and want the courts stacked with like-minded judges.
Renner and Pritzker have no moral compass that curbs their desire for power. I wonder how the State Police are sleeping at night. Pritzker is using them to enforce his tyranny. Keep in mind your local elected officials and those in Springfield have been marginalized. Do much for representative government.
In case Tari doesn’t know, the Edgar County watchdogs have litigated cases and won many if not all of them. I have too, Tari should know that! If law is too difficult from citizens to understand without an attorney it wasn’t written for citizens.