The Women's Republican Club
of Lake Forest & Lake Bluff
March 26, 2016
From the Illinois Policy Institute's Ted Dabrowski
Middle-class Illinoisans who aren’t employed by the government are suffering, but Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan stands in the way of solutions. Read more here.
Illinois politicians ignored Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman’s 2012 plea for pro-growth reforms, and Illinois is the only state in the region to have lost manufacturing jobs on net over the last four years.
FROM THE ATLANTIC. A MUST READ....
What ISIS Really Wants By Graeme Wood
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it. READ MORE HERE
The Women’s Republican Club of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff was founded in 1941 and is the longest continually operating political organization of its kind in the area. The WRC exists to assist local, state and national Republican candidates win elective office; to assist elected Republican officeholders with constituent interface and to educate all voters on issues important to the maintenance of our Constitutional republic and the social and economic vitality of Illinois and our local communities.
Consistent with the written Illinois and National GOP platforms, the WRC supports reverence for the United States Constitution and the rule of law, and the traditional, American values protecting human life, personal liberty and responsibility, and the pursuit of happiness in any lawful sphere of endeavor.
The WRC does not support the increasingly intrusive and dehumanizing interference of either state or federal governments that deny life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness including but not limited to: job-killing oppressive taxation and regulation, wasteful government spending, the cynical creation and maintenance of a permanent, government-dependent underclass, corporate cronyism, the governmental monopoly on education, denial of school choice, the redefinition of marriage and the trampling of religious liberty.
We understand that good Republicans—both voters and candidates and to sometimes widely varying degrees—do not necessarily agree with everything in the platform. We agree with Ronald Reagan, who famously said that the person who agrees with you 80% of the time is a friend, not a 20% traitor. If you agree with 80% of the GOP platform, you’re a friend. What’s more, you’re a Republican! So join us!
New Slate of Officers Elected at Annual Meeting!
On January 9, 2016, WRC members elected a new slate of officers. Read about them here. Outgoing President Jennifer Neubauer thanked her officers and board for their constant support and dedication over the past two years. She also recognized former WRC Presidents and thanked them for their contribution and past leadership, noting that she had felt like a "midget standing on the shoulders of giants" while at the helm of the now 75-year old WRC. Following the brief members' meeting, speaker Michael J. Lotus offered fascinating insight on his and James C. Bennett's book: America 3.0, Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century—Why America’s Greatest Days Are Yet to Come (Encounter Books, 2013). Read about the event here.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
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