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April 15, 2024

Clark County Board approves “2nd Amendment Support” Resolution –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On June 15, 2018


Today, the Clark County Board passed a Resolution expressing its displeasure with the Illinois State Legislature’s continuous attacks on the Second Amendment Rights of its citizens.

Similar to Effingham County who recently adopted a Gun Sanctuary Resolution, the Clark County Board adopted a similar Resolution but leaving out the “Sanctuary” language.

Read the resolution below: has an indepth article on this Resolution, and can be read (here).

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  • Dave
    Posted at 20:28h, 15 June

    Good to see. I wish every county would. Each county should also reject the unlawful sales tax the state of Illinois makes us pay for guns and ammo. They have no lawful authority to tax our right to keep and bear arms. The state of Illinois is unlawfully collecting sales tax on guns & ammo (arms), in direct violation of the Illinois constitution. Article 1, section 22 of the Illinois constitution states “Subject ONLY to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”.It’s also important to note, the power to tax is NOT a police power. And besides, No one can logically argue taxation isn’t an infringement. The state of Illinois was granted the authority to raise revenue by the Illinois constitution; the catch is there is an exception to their power to raise revenue when it’s limited by Illinois Constitution. Article 9, section 1, of the Illinois constitution states: “The General Assembly has the exclusive power to raise revenue by law EXCEPT AS LIMITED or otherwise provided IN THIS CONSTITUTION. The power of taxation shall not be surrendered, suspended, or contracted away”. Article 1, section 22 says “SUBJECT ONLY TO THE POLICE POWER, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” prevents taxation of guns and ammo. Article one, section 22 prevents the state of Illinois from lawfully collecting sales tax on guns & ammo, that article doesn’t say a 10% sales tax is okay, it says The right to keep & Bear arms is Subject ONLY TO THE POLICE POWER….” The power to tax is the power to destroy, which is why government was NEVER EVER granted the power to tax any of our constitutionally protected rights. Government has no lawful authority to tax religious freedom, unreasonable search & seizure, or the freedom to keep & bear arms. This unlawful government overreach of taxing guns & ammo shows contempt for the top state law, the Illinois constitution. I call for the state of Illinois to cease this persecution and unlawful taxation, obey the constitution!

    . Article 1, section 22 of the Illinois constitution states “Subject ONLY to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall NOT be infringed”. Why is that so hard for government in Illinois to understand? Government treats our infringement free RIGHT to keep & bear arms as a privilege they can water down with taxation and overregulation. Illinois govt treats the Illinois citizenry as their subjects. Illinois govt needs reminded they are our servants not our dictatorial masters. Our Illinois constitution rules Illinois govt under the rule of law! And I would remind them that an unconstitutional “law” is no law at all, it is a usurpation and deserves to be treated as such. It is VOID. Why would the Creator of Illinois Constitution (that’s We the People (thru our delegates) grant to our “creature” (the state govt), the power to determine the scope & extent of OUR God-given Rights by allowing state govt to infringe on any of our rights? It makes no sense at all! Bottom line is the state of Illinois has NO lawfully granted authority to tax arms (guns & ammo). And it was NEVER intended for we citizens to enforce the Constitution by filing lawsuits. Forcing us to do so when it’s obvious there has been a usurpation is economic persecution. All state officials are bound by oath to refuse to go along with unconstitutional acts of the general assembly. Governor Rauner, as the executive office holder, has a sworn duty to takes steps to nullify the bill that created the law which mandates a collection of sales tax on guns & ammo. He swore an oath to uphold the constitutions. He must stop the unlawful collection of sales tax on guns and ammo in Illinois.

    “Subject ONLY to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”. It doesn’t say sales tax is okay, it says SUBJECT ONLY TO THE POLICE POWER. It’s the law!

  • ang
    Posted at 11:03h, 17 June

    Although not a gun owner, supporting the entire Bill of Rights is important to liberty in America, because if any one right granted under the Bill of Rights is trampled, what is to stop other rights from being trampled? Indeed, the First Amendment right to engage in political protest is being trampled. Various issue groups from all sides of the political aisle often have to involve attorneys in legal battles just to have the courts remind everyone of what they should already know in the first place. Americans should not have to obtain injunctions in court just to exercise their rights, whether you are an atheist, an agnostic or believe such rights are God given rights.

    America needs less hyper-partisanship and more bridge building across the political aisle to save this nation from total tyranny at the hands of an oppressive government at all levels, whether local or state or federal. Democrats, invite a Republican to lunch to chat and find areas of common ground sometime. And Republicans, vice versa please.

    By the way, everyone should do some research on the constitutionally questionable DHS funded “fusion centers” across America. Illinois has two fusion centers. No doubt, at least one of them likely monitors Illinois Leaks and has built a file on the two Watchdogs who are fighting for government transparency and accountability. Many do not know about these fusion centers until they become targets of harassment or constitutionally questionable surveillance. Too, these fusion centers house not only local and state police, but also the FBI JTTF task forces. The Chicago FBI Field Office alone has over 800 agents. Does anyone *really* think we have that many local national security risks in need of their attention? Who do you think they are really “investigating” as a way to keep taxpayer funds propping up their salaries? They are also investigating anyone perceived to be a POLITICAL threat to the status quo! Some of their “investigations” are just a job security program. There are way more protesters and activists than serious criminal or national security threats. Imagine how much taxpayer money could be saved by cutting the size and scope of the Police State apparatus? We could probably fund an infrastructure repair program with the savings and put even more small town folks to work on much needed road and bridge repair projects all across this great land. Ask yourself this, if government cares so much about our safety, then how come we don’t have universal healthcare and how come our national infrastructure is old and crumbling and in need of repair? This is a farce to fleece the taxpayers with this overblown and oversized national security/police state. In fact, constitutional lawyer John W. Whitehead has written some rather interesting books on the subject of the militarized police state. You should learn about the weapons even local cops have! Holy cow. Military grade gear once used on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, ready to be turned on American civilians. And yet our infrastructure is crumbling?? Why am I paying for this travesty? Why is anyone?

    Local Watchdog activity is fabulous, but everyone needs to check federal power as well. This November, in protest over the two major parties who have done nothing significant to rein in the American Police State, I am voting for a third party and letting elected reps from major parties know why they have lost all support prior to what they perceive is a critical midterm election looming in November. If you get fed up, don’t just not vote. If only 5 voters actually turned out to vote, then those 5 voters would decide the election. It is always better to turn out, let your elected reps know you intend to vote, but that if they are not on the side of liberty and freedom from government overreach, then a third party will be getting that critical vote that they so desperately desire. When enough of those votes are perceived to have cost them an election, then maybe some of the issues from those third party platforms will be looked at adopted by the major parties.

    Do not give up and keep Watchdogging. Woof woof.