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Second Amendment remains a check on government

By The Madison County Record | Nov 26, 2018

On November 6, 67,351 or 67.1 percent of voters approved a non-binding referendum making Madison County a "sanctuary gun county."

Jay Hoffman - your mailer is shameful

By The Madison County Record | Oct 15, 2018

Jay Hoffman, have you gone crazy? Please explain to me how Doug Jameson stood by and did nothing at the Quincy Veterans Home. Doug was not an elected representative of the people of Illinois, you were.

Remember: 'When passions most inflamed, fairness is most in jeopardy'

By The Madison County Record | Oct 10, 2018

The recent conduct of the Democrats in the assessment of Brett Kavanaugh for a seat on the Supreme Court has been so outrageous that it cannot go un-noted. After seven investigations by the FBI not a single instance of a sexual impropriety has been noted against Justice Kavanaugh.

Vote Rauner, lest Illinois gain speed in downward spiral

By The Madison County Record | Oct 10, 2018

For most of my 90 years of life, Illinois was like heaven on earth for raising my children. Moderate Illinois tax rates made it possible for us to live comfortably.

Voting Libertarian is not a wasted vote

By The Madison County Record | Sep 17, 2018

Kash Jackson and other Libertarians helped me figure out where I am on the political spectrum and what I want out of my elected officials.

Law Offices of Michael J. Diaz dedicated to helping clients with variety of needs

By Erianne Leatherman | Jul 20, 2018

The Law Offices of Michael J. Diaz was founded with the mission to make a positive difference in the lives of its clients.

Justice delayed is justice denied

By The Madison County Record | Jun 26, 2018

Civility has been much in the news lately. It is characterized by “politeness and courtesy.” Courtesy as in letting crime victims know when their cases are being adjudicated- or endlessly postponed.

'Hatchet piece' editorial took no guts to write

By The Madison County Record | Apr 24, 2018

I would much rather discuss this with the author of this hatchet piece editorial - Special prosecutors for everyone! - but since your fine publication allows its writers to hide behind the generic byline of “by the Madison County Record” that is impossible.

How to stop senseless school shootings?

By The Madison County Record | Apr 10, 2018

Just war means you kill the killer and he kills no more. Sadly, the political class claims the only way to stop the killing is to spend more on scientific research paid for by tax payers ($50 million so far).

Rauner must think twice before signing dangerous 5G 'small cell' wireless bill

By The Madison County Record | Apr 10, 2018

The impact of Fifth Generation (5G) small cell wireless facility bills becoming law will mean: it does not matter who you are, how affluent you are, where you live, or who you know in "high places," a cell tower can soon be looming in your front yard.

'Equal rights' amendment sounds really good, but it's really, really bad

By The Madison County Record | Mar 27, 2018

The year is 2018, but nothing has changed since 1979. Women's Lib is still pushing for a gender-free or unisex society, and having ERA ratified as an Amendment to the Constitution is its vehicle for success.

Clear choice for Illinois Governor is Ives

By The Madison County Record | Mar 15, 2018

Rauner has millions of dollars to push big lies but his integrity can’t be found with a microscope.

Madison County voters should say NO to 1 percent sales tax hike

By The Madison County Record | Mar 13, 2018

The state legislature raised our income taxes by 32 percent last summer, and now we are confronted with yet another local tax. At what point do we say enough is enough.

Proponents of 1 percent sales tax trying to 'sneak' it past 'off year' voters

By The Madison County Record | Mar 6, 2018

The educational establishment knows how much you pay and they’ve figured out you’re taxed to the eye balls. The jig is up. So, guess what you’ve got on the “spring off year” March 20 ballot?

Money grubbing Illinois lawmakers see dollar signs in legalization of recreational marijuana

By The Madison County Record | Mar 6, 2018

For those who say it's impossible to put the genie back in the bottle as recreational marijuana has wide acceptance, I say hog-wash to this! If the public knew the truth they would fight back against Illinois legislators who see the legalization of marijuana only in terms of the money it might net Illinois, and not about the detrimental effects upon its citizens.

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