McHenry County Democrats Set $75 Fund Raising Dinner

The McHenry County Democratic Party Central Committee is holding a dinner April 14th.

The Jefferson Day Dinner is a counterpoint to the annual Lincoln Day Dinner Republicans run.

This is the message on the address side invites people to "Take a Stand for Justice." The affair will be held at Village Hall Banquets, 8512. S. Union Road in Union.

Reservations are due by April 7th.

The price is $75, $600 for a table of eight or $750 for a table of ten.

McHenry County Board member Paula Yensen has her number on the invitation as the contact person:  815-404-3918.

Pete Schaefer, CEO of the Northern Illinois Food Bank will be the keynote speaker.  Food donations are solicited.

The McHenry County Building Trades Council will be given the Robert McGarry Award for Community Service.

The McHenry County Democrats' Jefferson Day Dinner invitation features Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, as well as other iconic images of downtrodden people, plus quote from President John F. Kennedy.


McHenry County Democrats Set $75 Fund Raising Dinner — 5 Comments

  1. Thomas Jefferson was an ardent states’ rights advocate who believed the federal government should have very limited powers.

    He said, “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

    “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

    “That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.”

    “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”

    “My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”

    A Jimmy Carter, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, or Lyndon Johnson Dinner would seem much more appropriate for the modern Democrat Party.

  2. Great commentary till the last paragraph. Nixon and both Bushes should be included in your list, and an argument could easily be made to include Reagan too.

    Kudos to the Dems for naming their dinner (contradiction as it may be) after a true man of limited government.

    The GOP on the other hand, name their dinner after the original and commensurate corrupt Illinois politician.

    The president who first suspended habeas corpus, who jailed journalists who disagreed with him, and as an Illinois state legislator awarded bridge to nowhere construction projects to his buddies and campaign contributors.

    He’d be a perfect successor to Madigan.

    I can’t attend a dinner named after Lincoln the tyrant.

    As enticing as a Thomas Jefferson dinner sounds, I also can’t join in with those that misinterpret and ignore his beliefs.

    I’ll send my $150 to Hillsdale College instead, the only college that doesn’t accept federal money.

  3. On agenda lessons how to count the votes from the dead and fictcious.

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