Politically Speaking – June 8, 2021

June 8, 2021

Last week in the state of Illinois sex education legislation passed the House and Senate. SB 818 is now headed to Governor Pritzker for his signature, after passing along party lines. The bill creates a new sex education mandate that schools must use radical sex education standards when teach ing this class, stretching from kindergarten to 12th grade, and was developed by outside special interest groups.

If it wasn’t time before to home school or send your children to private school, the time for me would be now. Personally, I’m disappointed that this bill is lying on the Governor’s desk, and in my opinion, the Democratic majority failed our kids.

If a school opts out of teaching this disturbing age-inappropriate content to children, then no sex education will be taught at all.

To compound the situation, we don’t even know who is funding these people (special interest groups) masquerading as “educational experts” that are formulating the standards for teaching our children. Who knows!

I’ve seen some of the material that will be taught. It’s way too graphic to share in this column. But, as the Governor signs this bill, you can do your own research. Just Google SB 818.

Sen. Darren Bailey said he does not agree with this bill. “I do not understand this, why we would subject our children to this,” Bailey said. “Now, that being said, we do need to be talking to children about this in our homes, but not in public schools.”

From my information, I’m told parents can opt their children out of the education. It’s important for all parents to stay on top of what their children are being taught.

With all that said, I have an opinion ­— which is worth nothing to some (that’s your right), but there are many who agree with me. I truly believe that many of the lawmakers in the State of Illinois, including this Governor, have let the Illinois citizens down, and that’s why so many are packing up and leaving.
Illinois has seen the worst population decline since WWII. Illinois was among the top three states from 2010 to 2020, along with West Virginia and Mississippi. From 1995 to 2009, Illinois lost out on a net $26 billion in taxable income to out-migration.

Sadly, the Illinois Governor goes along with the current federal government in wanting to tax (or increase fees) more.

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