Category: Illinois

  • Illinois Sex Education Standards will Destroy Parental Rights, Dissent and Free Speech

    Illinois Sex Education Standards will Destroy Parental Rights, Dissent and Free Speech

    Illinois law (SB0818) mandates that by August 1, 2022, sex education in Illinois public schools must meet the National Sex Education Standards (NSES). I’ve been exploring these standards and I am concerned. Far beyond teaching about the birds and the bees, NSES is implementing a radical social and political agenda that should cause all parents to be […]

  • An Open Letter to District 135 & 230 Concerning Potential COVID Mask & Social Distancing Mandates

    An Open Letter to District 135 & 230 Concerning Potential COVID Mask & Social Distancing Mandates

    To Whom It May Concern: This letter is being sent to implore the school board to act for the safety of our children. Do not demand restrictions that are more “hygiene theatre[1]” than reasonable restrictions for our children’s safety. Restrictions that include social distancing and mask wearing have little value for kids’ physical health while […]

  • Marty Ozinga III, A Disciple of Jesus

    Marty Ozinga III, A Disciple of Jesus

    Marty clung to Jesus. He would tell me how blessed he was as the sufferings kept piling on. He trusted the Lord when there was no apparent relief to be had. In that season, Marty grew in extraordinary ways, and it humbled me. There was never bitterness or anger in him, just a man at the mercy of Jesus.

  • Opening the Economy is the Best Way to Save Lives

    Opening the Economy is the Best Way to Save Lives

    In March, President Trump called for the nation to follow his stay-at-home order to stop the spread. His order has expired and he is encouraging that states move quickly to reopen their economies. Privatly and publicly, public health officials are sounding the alarm. As we open the economy, cases and deaths will soar. Some well-respected […]

  • Coronavirus and the Economy: why Trump is right to get the economy open

    Coronavirus and the Economy: why Trump is right to get the economy open

    Yesterday, I read and posted on Facebook an op-ed from Thomas Friedman asserting that the shutting down of the economy might be worse for us than the Coronavirus. I thought it was well reasoned and I said so. You’d think I was supporting genocide. My Facebook page went nuts. Mostly, people reduced the opening of […]

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