Pro-Life Victory PAC Endorsements

A press release from the Pro-Life Victory PAC:

PRO-LIFE VICTORY COMMITTEE ENDORSEMENTS

RTL McH Co logoThe Right to Life McHenry County Pro-Life Victory PAC seeks to identify, assist and offer support to candidates for public office who have a proven commitment to the sanctity of human life and will be a strong and effective voice for the unborn. Pro-Life Victory Committee (“PLVC”) is the political arm of Right to Life McHenry County.

PLVC is pleased to announce its endorsements of the following candidates:

  • United States Senate – James Marter
  • United States House of Representatives 6th District – Peter Roskam
  • Recorder – Joe Tirio
  • County Chairman – Joe Gottemoller
  • States Attorney – Patrick Kenneally
  • 22nd Judicial Circuit Court Judge – Demetri Tsilimigras
  • Illinois House of Representatives 63rd – Steve Rieck
  • Illinois House of Representatives 66th – Allen Skillicorn
  • Illinois Senate 66 – Dan McConchie
  • County Board District 1 – Yvonne Barnes
  • County Board District 2 – Jeff Thorsen
  • County Board District 3 – Nick Provenzano
  • County Board District 4 – Sue Draffkorn, Kay Bates
  • County Board District 6 – Ersel Schuster and Preston Rea

The Pro-Life Victory Committee, as a matter of policy, does not endorse candidates that are unopposed.

The omission of candidates that are unopposed is not an indication by the committee that any such candidate has or does not have a pro-life position.

Likewise, we encourage all voters to cast ballots for the above candidates.


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Pro-Life Victory PAC Endorsements — 27 Comments

  1. This organization “seeks to identify, assist and offer support to candidates for public office who have a proven commitment to the sanctity of human life and will be a strong and effective voice for the unborn.”

    I challenge any member of this organization to substantiate this claim.

    The only basis on which they arrive at this “decision” is an on-line electronic survey, in which the candidates click “support” or “do not support” on six or eight issues.

    No interviews, no conversations, no vetting whatsoever.

    Whereas organizations such as Illinois Family Institute/Illinois Family Action have an in-depth interview and vetting process and arrive at an entirely different endorsement.

  2. The abortion issue has long been held to be a US Constitutional issue via seminal case of Roe v Wade and its progeny.

    In 1913, US Constitution was amended stating US Senators would no longer be selected by their State legislators but by popular state resident individual vote.

    It behooves me to ask, what does running for state office have to do with this important Federal Constitutional question?

    I can understand running for US Senator on this issue in hope of cobbling up sufficient Congressional votes to amend US Constitution thus trumping US Supreme Court Decisions on this issue.

    I cannot understand why a candidate would be running for local or state office on this issue and why an organization like Pro-Life Victory PAC would be endorsing candidates for public office at the local level where they will have no impact.

    Perhaps someone can explain this to me?

    It would also be useful for readers to know wny these endorsed candidates were selected over their competition.

    For example, what advantage did IL State candidate Dan McConchie have over IL State candidates, Martin McLaughlin and Caeey Urlacher on this Federal Constitutional question dealing with implied individual right of privacy under the first 5 Amendments to the US Constitution (Bill of Rights)?

    Perhaps, in the end, both Dan and the electorate moght learn IL State Senate candidate Dan McConchie is running for the wrong political office where instead he should be running for US Senate where he might be able to make a difference on this most important US Constittional question. . .

    Other than position on US Supreme Court, US Senate or US President, by holding any other elected office, if right to life is the reason why you are running for IL State Senate, Dan McConchie might be learn he will have no impact and is wasting his time.

    That would be bad for Dan McConchie and the State of Illinois.

  3. And while you’re responding to constituent inquiries in the comment section of this blog, Paul, can you confirm or deny whether you are the Paul “Ze P Man” Serwatka that fought in a cage match on May 15, 2004 in Marshfield, Wisconsin?

  4. The United States is going down.

    As long as we continue to have blood on our hands and murder the unborn, we will not see God’s grace for our nation.

    Elections will in no way fix this spiritual problem.

  5. The Pro Life issue is not the exclusive purview of the Federal Government and has never once been held to be so by the Supreme Court.

    Essentially the Supreme Court stated, “Stupid but Constitutional”(God rest your soul Justice Scalia).

    Legislators at the Federal level are essentially cowards and have not offered actual Law for the Justices to consider so in the absence of such they stated there is no issue with abortion being offered.

    The reason why State legislator’s views are so important is they may, and actually have in many states, offer laws which control and limit abortions.

    The reason why County, Municipal, Library, et al elected officials are important is manifold.

    This is the group from which higher office holders are grown.

    The local officials lead the conversation of what local Society and Culture will be engendered.

    A homogeneous view racist groups like Planned Parenthood are not welcome sends a strong message to those groups they will be opposed by the local governmental units.

    Even at the unassuming level of the Health Department the Pro Life stance can make a difference because they can decide to inspect these facilities, as they do all places of Public Health interest, and close them should they be found to be dirtier than restaurants(which many abortion facilities have been found to be).

    Throughout history Societal views and homogeneous culture have been the hallmark of solid City and Nation States.

    Any official espousing views contrary to what their neighbors view as important issues should be evaluated on those issues and affirmed or denied upon them.

    Are most people single issue voters? No. But each issue helps make up the whole view of a person’s eligibility to serve their community and is fair game for evaluation.

    As an aside, who thought someone who has worked within political realms for most of his adult life on Pro Life issues would ever be beaten for endorsement by Pro Life organizations by anyone else?

    Just naive thought.

    This does not, however, indict those not endorsed by any group as being anti that group’s views.

    An endorsement is only a choice made among many.

    Not a statement of exclusivity of belief among the candidates.

    What is so sad, in any election cycle, is the thought the choice for one person must be the decimation of another.

    Dan is a phenomenal man and a spectacular candidate.

    Who knows who Urlacher is at all?

    Martin may be a decent candidate for all the reasons noted in past posts by others but not to the exclusion of others.

    He is merely one of the choices among good people who’ve stepped forward to offer themselves to the process in this race.

    This is not often the case in politics but across many races locally we have amazing choices to make.

    I only hope those who lose do not lose their passion to serve due to one election cycle.

    There is a place for each of you.

    In some cases the place should be in a closet yelling at yourself but in many cases we need good people like you to continue to fight for us.

    Grow in your abilities.

    Step forward in faith again should you lose.

    You will be rewarded.

  6. Well said Priest, but if I spent most of my adult career on a single issue, I would want a public office where I could make the most difference on that issue, and for Dan McConchie that would be US Senate.

    Determining whether an abortion clinic is clean enough is going to do nothing to change the underlying activity.

    From my own personality, if I was a single issue candidate like Dan McConchie, I would want to hold the public office where I could make the most difference on that single issue I am so passionate about.

    Martin McLaughlin being a pension expert is running for IL State Senate because that is what he has been doing most of his adult life and believes where he can make the greatest impace.

    Until pension reform is accomplished, everything else in Illinois is moot.

    We are on the road to bankruptcy!

    It is a shame so much money is being thrown Dan McConchie’s way on a public office where he has no chance to succeed on the policy issue he has spent almost his entire adult life dealing with.

    No fun having a job which does lend to your passion.

    I wish Dan McConchie would have thought out his options better and Dan Proft and Joe Walsh would have set their own selfish personal interests aside and properly vetted and advised Dan on other options to fit his passion.

    Better to find out now the job might not be right for him!

  7. It’s pretty common knowledge that Paul was a professional Fighter.

    He fought in numerous MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) events.

  8. No one is more pro life than Dan Regna check out the history of his 3 children for living proof!

  9. “It’s pretty common knowledge that Paul was a professional Fighter. He fought in numerous MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) events.”

    So, he’s one of those clowns.

    How can we take someone seriously who has such a low rent, white trash hobby?

    He’s an adult.

    Karate lessons are for kids.

  10. Does he have a Monster Energy Drink sticker on the back of his car to go along with the cage fighting hobby?

  11. One issue should never be the sole factor in deciding your candidate.

    When discussed at the LWV Forum several years ago, the answer involved title 10 money and a story about a young girl seeking family planning without her parents consent.

    She was involved in a sexual relationship with a adult teacher- if you read that story and think the problem there is access to birth control or an abortion- you are not someone operating with any sense of logic.

  12. “One issue should never be the sole factor in deciding your candidate.”

    If you’re pro-life it is.

    “When discussed at the LWV Forum several years ago, the answer involved title 10 money and a story about a young girl seeking family planning without her parents consent. She was involved in a sexual relationship with a adult teacher- if you read that story and think the problem there is access to birth control or an abortion- you are not someone operating with any sense of logic.”

    If you are pro-life, you believe that abortion is murder.

    Murder is never justified, no matter how inconvenient it would be for the mother, no matter how unfair it is to the mother.

    The inconvenience and unfairness arguments wouldn’t justify murdering a severely disabled child, and the fact that the child has passed the birth canal doesn’t change that moral calculation.

  13. William Saturday was the District 47 teacher’s name.

    He was so cheap, he didn’t buy condoms at Jewel.

    Or, maybe, he didn’t want to use a condom.

    In any event, he drove the 14 or 15-year old girl to Woodstock on a Saturday so she could a shoot of an ovulation suppressant called Depo-Provera.

    When the girl learned that Saturday was engaged to be married, she told her parents, who called the Crystal Lake Police.

    The Police recorded a conversation between the girl and Saturday, which ended up in his prosecution and conviction.

    As a result of Saturday’s indiscretions, the McHenry County Board, in the mid-1990’s, became the only county in the USA to kick out Title X.

    Birth control is still provided by the Health Department, but those under 18 must have the written consent of parents.

    Personal PAC was so disturbed that it put a question about Title X on its McHenry County Board questionnaires.

  14. The number one job of any elected official is managing our tax $$$$ in a fiscally responsible way.

    At this point in history that issue is the most important because our $$$$$ pays for all the other issues facing the gov and is being abused the most.

    PP funding, DOD budgets, welfare payments, pensions, and etc are all controlled by the $$$$$.

    Manage the $$$$ correctly and all the other issues will become less of a issue.

  15. Dave Steiper seems to be a Supreme Court absolutist.

    If Roe v Wade is permanent, why aren’t the Dred Scott Decision and Plessy v. Ferguson still currently the law of the land.

  16. Nobody should tell another person what to do.

    If you want abortions to stop you should be fighting for contraceptive and sexual education.

    It is a choice the woman will live with every day of her life.

    To force a woman to birth a child that she is unable to care for mentally or physically is unacceptable and causes more burden on society who does a half ass job of raising that child.

    Its sad and pathetic how we care for foster children and children in need.

    Everyone complains about not wanting to pay for people to have kids who don’t care for them.

    THEN START SUPPORTING CONTRACEPTIVE AND SEXUAL EDUCATION. Leave the private matter up to each individual woman.

    PAC’s like this are disturbing and frankly if they are led by religious beliefs, they are unconstitutional.

  17. “Nobody should tell another person what to do.”

    Society would fall apart if we didn’t tell people not to murder and didn’t punish them for murdering.

    “To force a woman to birth a child that she is unable to care for mentally or physically is unacceptable and causes more burden on society who does a half ass job of raising that child.”

    Can you draw a meaningful distinction between this and a severely retarded child that will be a burden on the parents long after he reaches the age of 18. Why does the burden on the parent and society justify murdering an unborn child but does not justify murdering a born child?

    “Leave the private matter up to each individual woman.”

    Murder is not a private matter.

    I’m sure the human life in the womb would take issue with having her brains vaccumed out of the back of her skull.

    “PAC’s like this are disturbing and frankly if they are led by religious beliefs, they are unconstitutional.”

    It’s no less dangerous to democracy than NOW or Planned Parenthood lobbying for increased access to abortion.

    Religious organizations (and, gasp, even religiously-motivated organizations) are permitted the same amount of free speech as everyone else.

  18. Good dialogue, posters.

    Congratulations, Candidates.

    I know other candidates that claim to be pro life that didn’t make the list. T

    hey chose two candidates from co Brd dist 4 and none from dist 5???

    That’s odd. (Hello Andrew Snarski dist 5!).

    Scratching my head.

  19. CPA Chuck, not sure what the doctrine of “Stare Decisis” has to do with the issue raised in my comment where I questioned why someone who has dedicated his adult life to the abortion issue would want to be elected to Illinois State Senate where he will have no impact on the underlying issue ie “woman’s right to Choose”.

    I suggested Federal office would be more appropriate for McChonchie, maybe IL State Senate.

    I never said the Supreme Court has never overruled prior doctrine or decisions, in fact Stare Decisis implemented by the Marshall Court was never discussed by me.

    Not sure what a Supreme Court “absolutist” is, maybe you meant “originalist”.

    Nonetheless, you are obviously confused.

    Thank you anyway for pointing out the obvious regarding Plessy v Ferguson and Dred Scott you have proven to everyone on this blog that you are much better with numbers than reading comprehension.

    Boethius, discusses how the abortion issue has been primarily fought at the State level and how shocking a lawyer like myself would not know this.

    These battles you refer to deal with States creating legislation to frustrate or delay the “abortion process” but not the “right to abort” through “notification”, “consent of father”, “education”, “counseling” etc.

    This procedural regulations do not challenge the Constitionality of “fundamental right to privacy” liberal jurists in the Warren Buger found in the first 5 Amendments to US Constitution. The so-called “penumbra rights”.

    I am referring to “substance” and you want to discuss “form” Boethius, you raise some good points nonetheless.

    As long as it remains a Constitutional question, the battle must be fought at the Federal level, thus McConchie is for the most part wasting his time in Springfield and really could do his best work at the Federal level.

    Boethius, question? Roe v Wade while not deciding when life begins, centers around this concept of “viability” that is to say a woman can abort up to the time a fetus becomes viable or able to live outside the womb albeit with the help of artificial means.

    When Roe was decided I believe viability was during third trimester and today it is somwhere in the second trimester.

    Do you think science will ever take us where viability occurs at conception?

    This would render Roe moot.

    Maybe the answer lies in science and not the law.

    Food for thought.

    To say every lawyer should know the state cases falling under right to privacy in Federal Constituion is like saying every accountant should know about defined contributions.

    Do not be shocked, my study of Constitutional law and history is more a hobby than a practice.

  20. Thank u Nick Provenzano and Joyce Story and Steve Looney for picking the right choice for pro life. Why didnt Nick Provenzano pick Tina Hill? Nick is suporting her. Was Nick out voted?

  21. Guess its back ally abortion time!

    you ignored the point that access to contraceptives and sexual education is vital to ending the need for abortion.

  22. Pro-life means that all phases of human life are important.

    Theoretically, if you value life in the womb, you will value those with disabilities, the elderly, and all the rest of the “normal” people.

    If you are pro-life, you recognize the inherent dignity of all people, including criminals, children, poor, and working.

    That is why I vote pro-life for all levels of government.

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