By: Diane Benjamin
Somewhere I heard it stated: Illinois will open when the people want it to open. Your elected officials aren’t going to help, they are bowing before Pritzker’s tyrannical rule.
The County Board debated for two hours last night. Peoria and the other cities who put together the HOI plan have all backed away from it claiming Pritzker is now moving faster with re-opening plans. The McLean County Board didn’t have the guts to lead. County Administrator Camille Rodriquez started the meeting – she was obviously against any plans to reopen and make Pritzker mad.
A motion was made by Democrat Carlo Robustelli to table the vote. Every Democrat voted for it. It would have failed if 5 Republicans hadn’t voted with them: John McIntre, Susan Schafer, Josh Barnett, William Caisley, and Lyndsay Bloomfield.
Chuck Erickson was the leader pushing for a re-opening plan. He understands the devastation Pritzker’s illegal edicts have caused. He knows indefinite lock-downs are not a plan. 7 other Republicans voted with him.
The Yes votes to remain under tyranny did it to “keep people safe”. Ask them where that is in their job description. Ask them why they don’t trust people. Ask them why they want the devastation to continue. Ask the Republicans why anyone should support the Republican Party when 5 members failed to support citizens and businesses. We expected that of the Democrats.
The Health Department is hiring contact tracers. They won’t be ready to work until around July 1st. If it was up Jessica McKnight everything would remain closed until her staff is ready to control and test all. (To keep you safe)
Citizens have choices:
- Reopen safely because Pritzker is acting illegally, dare anyone to shut you down
- File a lawsuit against Pritzker
Pritzker was sued by two churches, he dropped all of his previous mandates just before his response to the US Supreme Court was due. See the story here: https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/gov-pritzker-removes-restrictions-on-churches-on-eve-of-responding-to-the-u-s-supreme-court
Rep Darren Bailey’s case against Pritzker is in Federal Court. A judge should rule on June 10th to return it to Clay County where a judge will rule everything Pritzker is doing violates the Illinois Constitution. Pritzker will then appeal it to the Illinois to Supreme Court who should do the same, hopefully they can read.
The court system moves very slow, the County Board proved they can move even slower – to keep you safe.
Whoever said the people will decide when the State opens was right. We are capable of determining our own course. Those who want to stay locked up should. Everybody else needs to start living again. Five members of the Republican Party proved they do not support you. John McIntyre needs replaced as chairman of the McLean County Board. When people can’t tell the difference between the Republicans and the Democrats there is no leadership.
Side note: The WJBC story claims Susan Schafer made the motion to table. She didn’t.
Video was finally posted: