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ECWd Founders Seek Declaratory Judgement Against Governor Pritzker

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On April 24, 2021

Illinois (ECWd) –

Silver Lake Law Group ltd. attorney Tom Devore is representing Kirk Allen and John Kraft, founders of the Edgar County Watchdogs Inc. in a recently filed Declaratory Judgment action against Governor Pritzker in relation to his perpetual issuance of disaster proclamations.

ECWd was the first to expose the fact Governor Pritzkers Executive Orders do not trump the people’s due process rights in this article on March 15th, 2020.  Two weeks later we provided this article, Illinois Business and Citizen Road Map to Freedom that outlined the people’s rights in relation to Governor Pritzkers overreach in his Executive Orders relate to COVID 19.

Here we are over a year later and Governor Pritzker is still issuing Disaster Proclamations and to date 76 Executive Orders.  It is our opinion, as well as our attorney’s, the emergency powers under section 7 are not without limits.

It appears from an additional Executive Order that the Governor has no intention of recognizing his limited powers.  As we exposed in this article, “The King Has No Clothes”, the Governor has issued Executive Orders that amount to legislative action, a power never given.  His most recent, claims to comply with 7(1) of the EMAA however that too is a misrepresentation and an exercise of power not given in our opinion. Pritzker now suspends two portions of the Energy Assistance Act (EAA), 305 ILCS 20/6(a) and 305 ILCS 20/13(g).

Strict compliance with those provisions of the EAA in no way prevents, hinders, or delays necessary action, including emergency purchases, by the IEMA in coping with the disaster, which is the requirement in order to exercise such power.

“(1) To suspend the provisions of any regulatory statute prescribing procedures for conduct of State business, or the orders, rules and regulations of any State agency, if strict compliance with the provisions of any statute, order, rule, or regulation would in any way prevent, hinder or delay necessary action, including emergency purchases, by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, in coping with the disaster.”

While we understand most of the state has come to the point of basically ignoring the Governor’s Executive Orders due to his inability to enforce them, his ongoing abuses must be ruled on by the courts.

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

Dec Action 2021


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  • John Manspeaker
    Posted at 11:58h, 24 April Reply

    Fantastic, Keep up the good work!

  • Dave
    Posted at 12:29h, 24 April Reply

    Pritzker thinks he is above the law

  • Brenda Poole
    Posted at 13:29h, 24 April Reply

    This group has done more for the people of Illinois than our elected officials! Please keep seeking truth and justice.

  • Dennis Finegan
    Posted at 14:39h, 24 April Reply

    Line 65: add “These Executive Orders saved hundreds, if not thousands, of Illinois residents from death due to Covid-19 infection.” Full disclosure please.

    • PK
      Posted at 16:36h, 24 April Reply

      Seriously?…how many lives are being claimed saved by these so called Executive Orders? By all means…take a data and non-political science approach to estimating. You may wish to evaluate that very question with respect to the COVID-19 response of the other state governments. But alas, you will find a way to blame the federal government instead.

    • Frank Miller
      Posted at 15:25h, 26 April Reply

      Full disclosure? Here you go –

  • Golden Country
    Posted at 14:56h, 24 April Reply

    What is sad and really speaks to the political corruption in Illinois is that every state that has similar language in its emergency statues has found that Governors cannot perpetually extend emergency orders. Michigan, Wisconsin, New York and others. Unfortunately our courts have rolled over and turned a blind eye to our constitution. We need a public recall law.

  • EdgarPoe
    Posted at 16:34h, 24 April Reply

    The current death toll for the state of Illinois is 24,000 with over 1.3 million infections. There are 3 different variants viruses which are more infectious and contagious. The pandemic is far from over. The grandstand by Devore and the Edgar County Watch Dogs is despicable. It flies in the face of public health and public safety. Apparently deaths in Illinois is of no consequences to these publicity hounds.

    • Kirk Allen
      Posted at 17:07h, 24 April Reply

      You’re missing the point. This has NOTHING to do with any pandemic. This has to do with the rule of law.

      • PK
        Posted at 18:24h, 24 April Reply

        I’m considering the characterization “despicable” with respect to the impact of the Illinois Governor’s administrative agency on others, especially those bound to state operated or managed congregate facilities such as the veterans home in LaSalle, Illinois. Instead, let me just wish the ECWd’s the best of luck in the Sangamon County Circuit Court; and in the local, state, regional, and national news.

    • PK
      Posted at 18:02h, 24 April Reply

      Another select news media parrot wants an Illinois state court to wear a set of dread blinkers just like their own. Stupid to have exclude numbers of vaccinations as well.

    • w
      Posted at 06:51h, 25 April Reply

      Edgarpoe,Wake Up!!Virus Never isolated!Mixing greenmonkey kidney cells,bovine parts,antibiotics and other things with human cells does not fulfill Koch’s Postulate.I have screenshots detailing the breakdown of various states’ covd supply allotments and costs………from2017!!!!!!!2003 and 2015 covd patents held by whom????where is the Verifiable,uncorruped health dept. Data detailing:covd co.s,false+ rates,protocols,errors from improper protocols,repeat tests of same people in short time periods,cyclethresholds,proof of dying From covd,NOT with covd?Why did the influenza tracker on the cdc or n.I.h. Site record no or too low to count flu for Many months last fall+winter?Why were healthcare wotkers threatened and arrested worldwide when showing the Empty hospitals?I have video of Chicago Public H. Dept. Head Admitting to fraud in covd classification of death.All of it is Fraud.Its a live exercise.Theres no disadter except for the zombies who got their deathjabs and now are wzlking factories of spike protein shedding.Dr. Breggins,Dr.Tenpenny,Dr. Cahill,Dr. Richard Fleming,Dr. Kauffman,Dr. Mercola.Experimrntalvaccines.o,Vaccineimpacts.o,,The Poisoned Needle.

  • PK
    Posted at 16:48h, 24 April Reply

    Illinois courts would serve the state by establishing a new precedent for expediency in this cause of action.

  • JC
    Posted at 21:56h, 24 April Reply

    I heard Pritzker, already has a jail cell and the bottom bunk (weight limit on the top bunk) reserved down at the SPA (GITMO)

  • JC
    Posted at 08:36h, 25 April Reply

    last update (Feb. 28, 2021) on sealed indictments, waiting to be unsealed, in the state of IL, was 8415, the tree is being trimmed from the top down, so be ready local mayors, health departments, and all the corrupt people involved in these scams

  • S H
    Posted at 11:13h, 26 April Reply

    Finally something that can be done to rid us of this vermin sitting in our governor’s office. My representative who pretends to be honest, turns out is not! We need to kick them all out of office.

  • Edgar Poe
    Posted at 14:53h, 26 April Reply

    Excuse me Mr Allen this has everything to do with the pandemic. As I read all the incredibly ignorant comments on this message board the Egar County Watch Dogs are spreading misinformation about COV-19. Not only that you’re purposely spreading misinformation about the vaccinations. Both state and local governments have always had the legal power to enforce emergency orders in regards to public health. The pandemic is clearly a public health emergency. As I noted over 24,000 Illinois citizens have died from Coronavirus. Nationally over 560,000 Americans have died. There at least 4 variants of the virus which are more contagious and just as deadly. States like Michigan are seeing an upticks in deaths and infections The problem being that the Michigan governor cannot act because the limits put on her by the state’slegislation. The pandemic is FAR from over. That you sit around filling frivolous law suits is truly despicable. Perhaps you should have some one in your family die from this horrible virus like I have. I have people in my family I’ll never see again. We have people like you grandstanding with lawyers who want to make a name for themselves over the bodies of the pandemic dead.

    • Kirk Allen
      Posted at 18:43h, 26 April Reply

      No, our lawsuit does not have anything to with the Pandemic. It has to do with asking the courts to make a ruling on the law, nothing more. We have not spread any misinformation about COVID. Nor have we spread any misinformation about the vaccine as you have falsely claimed. We know exactly where the power lies as it relates to a public health emergency and were the first to write about it, just as we said in the article. While you may THINK 24,000 people have died from COVID, it would do you well to review actual death certificate records which prove your number wrong. There is nothing frivolous about our case nor is there any grandstanding on the matter. It’s a simple declaratory judgement case. No one claimed anything over. There is no name to be made over this case nor is that the intent. You clearly have other issues with us as it is clear your focus is on matters we have never even written about.

  • Golden Country
    Posted at 19:42h, 26 April Reply

    Edgar Poe if the government told you to jump off a cliff if it would benefit the group would you do it??

    You people Geesshh

    • PK
      Posted at 11:24h, 27 April Reply

      Yah, up the variant count, talk in other clichés, and then misstate a Michigan rule while claiming others are ignorant and/or have suffered no significant loss. Poe’s pandemic pessimism parrots particular party politics, per se. The Pit and the Pendulum is easier reading.

  • Frank Miller
    Posted at 12:56h, 27 April Reply

    Save some of the blame for the Illinois legislature, they have been missing in action for over a year. The Kansas legislature ended their masquerade a few weeks ago. Better late than never.

  • Greg
    Posted at 08:19h, 28 April Reply

    There is another pandemic in Illinois JB is ignoring!
    Black on Black killing in Chicago, Champaign Decatur Rockford Decatur and many other cities in Illinois. Going after these gangbangers should be JB’s top priority but he ignores it. We need minimum sentences for gun criminals but the Black Caucus refuses to bring the bills to the floor. How many killed in Chicago this year? The mainstream media won’t tell us. This governor is starting to make Dan Walker look like the best governor Illinois ever had!

  • PK
    Posted at 20:04h, 04 May Reply

    Given the underperforming Illinois court system, I don’t suppose this petition will be heard anytime soon; and for certain not before July.

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