By: Diane Benjamin
Jeanne Ives: Americans who think they can go through life without being impacted by politics are mistaken, which is why it behooves voters to pay attention to every election.
Not voting in a primary today means somebody else gets to pick who is on the ballot in November. Lots of people only vote in Presidential elections where their vote is almost meaningless. Local and State elections affect your life almost daily.
Every elected official takes an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. 10th Amendment:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
It’s pretty clear, the Supreme Court doesn’t make laws. The nine members aren’t elected, power rests with us not unelected courts. The Court reversed a decision made by a previous court they didn’t have the power in the Constitution to make. Slavery was affirmed by a court and later reversed. So was Separate but Equal. Courts have a duty to correct errors, Roe v Wade was an error.
As a veteran and elected official, one would think this guy would know the Constitution. All the Supreme Court did was return abortion decisions to the States. Nothing changes in Illinois except creation of an abortion tourism industry. Someday it will be appalling to believe it’s a baby if it’s wanted and not a baby if it isn’t, but not today and not in Illinois. Killing a baby isn’t healthcare. It’s a quick fix that haunts many women for decades. How many men force women to abort because they don’t want a child?
Chris Koos chose to speak on his official Facebook account for the entire Council without a vote. Not voting in local elections gets you this: