Politically Speaking — November 1, 2022

November 1, 2022

This week’s column is very hard for me to write. The reason, if you’re wondering, is the stakes are very high. I believe our country is at risk. I look at people in the political arena like Joe Biden who has behind him people like Sen. Dick Durbin, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, FBI Director Christopher Wray, Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of State Tony Blinken, Sen. John Kerry, former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, and other questionable individuals, including Tammy Duckworth with her defunding the police policy.

Then I look at those who are running that have less than good track records and border on dangerous. That make me wonder why anyone would have voted for them for anything the first time, let alone the second time. I mean people who have supported defunding the police and have helped create the worst inflation in 40 years, literally destroying our country.

A prime example is Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, who wouldn’t know the truth if it bit him. He has only harmed the state of Illinois in everything from defunding the police to getting an “F” for Illinois’ educational system, to the highest taxes, to making the state the most dangerous to live in the United States with his SAFE-T-Act.

Then there’s John Fetterman, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania since 2019, and a candidate for U.S. Senate. This poor guy had the worst showing during his one and only debate against Dr. Oz of anyone I’ve ever seen except for Joe Biden. He, like Joe, couldn’t complete a sentence. Sadly, I believe both have serious health issues.

And there’s always AOC, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, United States Representative from New York. She’s a Democratic politician and leader of the radical left, a woke worshipper and a flaming progressive. God help us, there is talk about her eventually running for President.

And of course, that’s not all.

So with all that said, keep in mind the state of Pennsylvania, to me, is the most important. In my opinion, the way this state goes, so will the midterm elections go! If Pennsylvania goes for Dr. Oz, as with any blue state turning red, the midterms will produce a 51 to 49 split, with Republicans in control of the House and Senate, I pray!

Tuesday, November 8 is election day. Just one vote can change the outcome. Do your part and vote!

Another serious issue on the ballot November 8 is Amendment 1. At the top of your ballot, you will vote yes or no.

The Illinois Chamber and other pro-growth groups, on behalf of the Illinois business community, encourage everyone to please VOTE NO. They believe, as I do, this measure would be another “black eye” for Illinois and its ability to retain and create jobs. Voter approval of this constitutional change will only add to the negativity and the belief that Illinois is unfit to locate or expand in. As bad as it is now to do business in Illinois, it could get worse for everyone if this amendment passes. On Tuesday, November 8, I personally will vote NO!

Sadly, I believe this midterm election is the turning point in our country’s existence and for the future of our children, their children and their children’s children.

My nephew last week said of this upcoming election, “A national IQ test will be held on Tuesday, November 8.” Never were truer words spoken!

This election is not about party. It’s about right versus wrong. It’s about coming together as Americans. It’s about putting GOD back in the family.

It’s about saving our children and making sure they have a decent moral education system. It’s about freedom of speech. It’s about feeling safe again in your own home, without feeling you need to be locked, loaded and ready.

It’s about being able to walk down the street without fear of being mugged or worse. It’s about getting rid of the woke craziness. It’s about family being family again without all the anger because of political differences. But most of all, it’s about respecting one another!

I’ll close this week with a quote from a book my dear friend Ludwig lent me that he received in the mail about JB Pritzker, entitled The Governor You Do Not Know. The end says it all.

“So the question becomes how much worse does it have to get before we make a change in leadership to offer at least the possibility of a change in our state’s future?

“To make a change means taking a risk. It means many of you will have to step outside of your old political comfort zone.

“To not make a change also entails risk. In fact, hoping things get better with the same people (state level) pursuing the same destructive policies is the most hopeless choice of all.”

Until next week. Vote Tuesday, November 8.

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