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May 29, 2024

Mainer v. Pritzker Transcript – Let Liberty Ring

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On May 23, 2020

Illinois (ECWd) –

There are no words that would do justice to describe what Judge McHaney said during his ruling.  Maybe one day all our courts will have video media access but for now, we will have to accept the transcript, void of the verbal emphasis, and patriotic presentation of Judge McHaney’s ruling yesterday against Governor Pritzker.

From Page 75 starting at line 17-

“Since the inception of this insanity, the following regulations, rules or consequences have occurred:”

  • I won’t get COVID if I get an abortion but I will get COVID if I get a colonoscopy.
  • Selling pot is essential but selling goods and services at a family-owned business is not.
  • Pot wasn’t even legal and pot dispensaries didn’t even exist in this state until five months ago and, in that five months, they have become essential but a family-owned business in existence for five generations is not.
  • A family of six can pile in their car and drive to Carlyle Lake without contracting COVID but, if they all get in the same boat, they will.
  • We are told that kids rarely contract the virus and sunlight kills it, but summer youth programs, sports programs are canceled.
  • Four people can drive to the golf course and not get COVID but, if they play in a foursome, they will.
  • If I go to Walmart, I won’t get COVID but, if I go to church, I will.
  • Murderers are released from custody while small business owners are threatened with arrest if they have the audacity to attempt to feed their families.

These are just a few of the examples of rules, regulations, and consequences that are arbitrary, capricious, and completely devoid of anything even remotely approaching common sense. State’s attorneys in this state, county sheriffs, mayors, city councils and county boards have openly and publicly defied these orders followed by threats to withhold funding and revocation of necessary licenses and certifications unless you obey.

“Our economy is shut down because of a flu virus with a 98 percent-plus survival rate. Doctors and experts say different things weekly. The defendant cites models in his opposition. The only thing experts will agree on is that all models are wrong and some are useful. The Centers for Disease Control now says the virus is not easily spread on surfaces.”

“The defendant in this case orders you to stay home and pronounces that, if you leave the state, you are putting people in danger, but his family members traveled to Florida and Wisconsin because he deems such travel essential. One initial rationale why the rules don’t apply to him is that his family farm had animals that needed fed. Try selling that argument to farmers who have had to slaughter their herds because of disruption in the supply chain.”

“When laws do not apply to those who make them, people are not being governed, they are being ruled. Make no mistake, these executive orders are not laws. They are royal decrees. Illinois citizens are not being governed, they are being ruled. The last time I checked Illinois citizens are also Americans and Americans don’t get ruled. The last time a monarch tried to rule Americans, a shot was fired that was heard around the world. That day led to the birth of a nation consensually governed based upon a document which ensures that on this day in this, any American courtroom tyrannical despotism will always lose and liberty, freedom and the constitution will always win.”

A copy of the transcript can be downloaded at this link or viewed below.

Mainer-Transcript redacted


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  • Carol Roewer
    Posted at 15:04h, 23 May Reply

    This is the best!

  • Ann Ihrke
    Posted at 15:27h, 23 May Reply

    Thank God that we finally find an Illinois judge with common sense and the tenacity to say it!

  • Jimmy Mac
    Posted at 15:38h, 23 May Reply

    Does this mean the judge is ruling June 5th for the ruling to be good for all Illinois citizens?

    • Kirk Allen
      Posted at 16:39h, 23 May Reply


  • CJ
    Posted at 15:43h, 23 May Reply

    Would it not be great if he were forced to sit down and respond to these comments live on camera for all to see. One on one with no lawyer and a citizen asking the questions.
    That would be called holding the SOB accountable.

  • PK
    Posted at 16:28h, 23 May Reply

    Holey buckets! “The Public Health Act doesn’t apply” argument could hold manure; but no part of the Public Health Act is suspended with the April 1, 2020 proclamation. Yet, a part of the Open Meetings Act was suspended at that time. Not until May 1, 2020 was a suspension of certain IDPH routines proclaimed. During a flood, leaky buckets aren’t very useful, counselor.

    • PK
      Posted at 11:43h, 24 May Reply

      Good night! More simply, establishments proclaimed essential would then not be subject to the Illinois Public Health Act; and, well…that’d qualify for being the most absurd argument ever. To haul manure, the bucket’s gotta have the resemblance of a bottom, else [its] all gonna fall through.

  • Stan
    Posted at 16:48h, 23 May Reply

    An American Patriot in the judiciary. How refreshing. Page 75 should be required reading in every Law School in the nation. And for all members of Congress, State Legislatures, and every Executive Branch.

  • Sadie Redd
    Posted at 17:03h, 23 May Reply

    Thanks for this as we see the DEMFATS are trying to Rule the Country, as I just want to know what construction work is going on his home, [a safe house] so are those licensed IL union workers licensed in Wisconsin; just wondering!

  • Cindy
    Posted at 21:41h, 23 May Reply

    Page 78 says denied, denied. How is this any kind of good news? Are you people reading this?

    • Pritzker is evil
      Posted at 22:35h, 23 May Reply

      Cindy, the judge denied one of the three motions, but upheld two of them. One item he denied in addition to the motions was that he could not also include all others similarly situated, yet… Basically the judge agreed with two complaints that what the governor did was illegal, however in order to make it applicable to all residents he needs iron clad case law to prevent being overturned on appeal. While I don’t like that, I appreciate it because otherwise we would be free one day, then the next dictator Pritzker would feel emboldened and revert to phase 1 overnight and lock down the state again. I had to read the legal briefs and the official ruling a couple times to try to figure out why, and even after I’m speculating, but I definitely felt more comfortable. I think either way with the memo from AG Barr and this case there will be significant movement within two weeks, if not by the end of the week.

  • Eliza
    Posted at 02:50h, 24 May Reply

    Step one ✅ It could have been halted in this court. I am thanking God for a judge with a backbone – and a concern for our Constitution!

  • GW ONE
    Posted at 09:37h, 24 May Reply

    Pritzker has over stepped his Executive power In ways never seen. The effect of his iron hand lock down policies will not be upheld in court. Bill Barr is about to reign Pritzker in soon with respect to Pritzker’s desire to further deny us our Freedom of Religion. South of I 80 few law enforcement agencies will enforce church lock downs. Governor, the Constitution doesn’t get a vacation, take time off, or stop on a time for you. Ever heard the term, Constitutional Republic? Maybe not, but is unlikely we deprive us of our liberties much longer.

  • Michael
    Posted at 10:38h, 24 May Reply

    This is a court transcript, not a ruling.

    • Kirk Allen
      Posted at 17:32h, 24 May Reply

      How the judge ruled is in the transcript.

    • jmkraft
      Posted at 19:35h, 24 May Reply

      This is a Transcript of the ruling on the temporary restraining order.

  • Earl Scott
    Posted at 23:58h, 24 May Reply

    Paris Hilton has more brains than the A–H— Gov. here Illinois If his brain were dy-O-mite, he could not blow his nose!!!!

  • jill
    Posted at 12:54h, 25 May Reply

    I wish he would come to Washington State! WE need someone with common sense!

  • Jim collins
    Posted at 20:39h, 08 June Reply

    Try posting this transcript of the ruling on FaceBook. They will NOT allow it!

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