Illinois’ ruling class has forgotten the deep reservoir of resilience, earnestness, endurance and optimism that exists in free people. The achievement of success on our own terms is the ultimate narrative of mankind. With the inspiration, ingenuity, and audacity that is practically coded in our DNA, it is within our power to silence the dull hum of the status quo and the patronizing hiss of a narcissistic ruling class.
Governor Rauner gave an honest assessment of the severity of the state’s budget crisis. And for the first time in well over a decade, an Illinois Governor laid out a balanced plan to confront an unprecedented fiscal crisis that requires state government to operate within its means.
A critical feature of our First Amendment right to the Freedom of Expression is that people are allowed to choose for themselves the ideas they advance with their hard-earned money. Government employees shouldn’t be denied this right, simply because they’ve chosen a career in public education, or in a local police or fire department.