From Illinois Review

EFFINGHAM COUNTY BOARD CONSIDERS VOIDING FOID CARD; OFFERING CHICAGO SEPARATION REFERENDUM

Screen Shot 2019-04-15 at 10.22.17 AMBREAKING: Monday afternoon, Effingham County Board passed both resolutions discussed below: the FOID Card Repeal resolution 8 to 1; the Chicago Separation ballot referendum 7 to 2. More to come ahead … Wording to Separation referendum question below.

EFFINGHAM COUNTY – Monday afternoon, the Effingham County Board will be voting on two resolutions that are bringing to the state’s surface an undercurrent of downstaters rejecting Leftist policies stemming from Chicago politicians.

One resolution condemns Illinois’ Firearm Owners Identification Card, authored by Effingham County board member Dave Campbell. Campbell has already successfully passed legislation deeming Effingham County a “sanctuary county” – rejecting what county law enforcers deem as “unconstitutional removal of gun rights.”

The second resolution before the Board Monday will be placing a question about whether the rest of Illinois outside of Cook County should separate and form a new state. Board member Heather Mumma will present the Separation resolution.

This weekend, the growing Chicago Separation movement Dave Campbell (photo right) is leading in Effingham County and State Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) is advocating statewide was featured in the Chicago Tribune and on national news.

 

53cf0e9529f04.imageThe wording of the FOID Law Repeal resolution of the County Board of the County of Effingham, Illinois to be considered Monday, April 15, 2018 – authored by board member Dave Campbell and Effingham County State’s Attorney Bryan Kibler (photo right).  Campbell says the vote is “solid” on the FOID Card Repeal resolution.

Resolution opposing The Firearm Owners Identifications Card Act (430 ILCS 65), any trailer bill, or any bill similar too, or any bill where the 101st Illinois General Assembly desires to restrict the Individual right of US Citizens as protected by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.

WHEREAS, the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms is guaranteed as an Individual right under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and under the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and;

WHEREAS, the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms for defense of Life, Liberty, and Property is regarded as an Inalienable Right by the People of Effingham County, Illinois, and;

WHEREAS, the People have a God given obligation to provide for the common defense;

WHEREAS, a well armed citizenry is the best protection against tyrannical government;

WHEREAS, the People of Effingham County, Illinois, derive economic benefit from all safe forms of firearms recreation, hunting, and shooting conducted within Effingham County using all types of firearms allowable under the United States Constitution and;

WHEREAS, The Firearm Owners Identification Card Act (430 ILCS 65) is a violation of the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution allowing responsible law abiding citizens the right to keep and bear arms & ammunition;

WHEREAS, on February 14, 2018 The Circuit Court of White County in the 2nd Judicial Circuit ruled The Firearm Owners Identification Card Act (450 ILCS 65) to be unconstitutional as the FOID Act clearly violated the 2nd Amendment;

WHEREAS, Effingham County Board, being elected to represent the People of Effingham County and being duly sworn by their Oath of Office to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and;

WHEREAS, the Illinois House of Representatives and Illinois Senate, being elected by the People of the State of Illinois and being duly sworn by their Oath of Office to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and;

WHEREAS, The Governor of Illinois, being elected to represent the People of the State of Illinois and being duly sworn by your Oath of Office to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and;

WHEREAS, proposed legislation, and bills similar to, under consideration by the Illinois State Legislature would infringe the Right to Keep and Bear Arms that require an FOID Card by individual citizens of Effingham County, Illinois, is a direct violation of the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution;

NOW, THEREFORE, IT BE AND IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the People of Effingham County, Illinois, do hereby oppose the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon the Right of the People to keep and bear arms and consider such laws to be unconstitutional and beyond lawful Legislative Authority.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Effingham County Board demands that the Illinois General Assembly cease further actions restricting the Right of the People to keep and bear arms, and hereby demand that the Governor of Illinois veto all such legislation which restricts the Right of the People to keep and bear arms.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Clerk of Effingham County is hereby directed to prepare and deliver certified copies of this Resolution to all members of the Illinois General and to the Office of the Governor.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, since the Firearm Owners Identification Card ACT (430 ILCS 65) is a violation of the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution and has been found unconstitutional, we the Effingham County Board demand that the Illinois General Assembly cease and repeal The Firearm Owners Identification Card Act (430 ILCS 65) immediately.

The wording for the Separation question to appear on the November 2020 ballot – presented by board member Heather Mumma and passed with a 7 to 2 vote is as follows: 

Shall Effingham County coordinate discussions with the remaining 101 Counties of the State of Illinois, with the exception of Cook County, regarding the possibility of forming a new state and ultimately seeking admission to the Federal Union as the 51st State, pursuant to the provisions of the United States Constitution?

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