Restore Our Constitution 

Life Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

Restore Our Constitution is a group of citizens that love our country! Our focus is the study of the founding of our country, our founding fathers, the Declaration and the Constitution. 

From time to time we share current news, information on local, state and national issues. On occasion we have guest speakers that talk on a broad rage of subjects. 

Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 27th, 6:30 pm directions to the left see google map. 

NOTE: Candidates Speaking at our meetings and mentions on this site of candidates, is not an endorsement. 

Please Vote In The Primary Election
Tuesday, March 20th 2018

VIsit The Illinois Election Website Links below:

To find information on your candidate simply put the candidates name in the search box at the top of the page, you will have a menu to choose from, select what you need. HERE:

Voter information such as where and when do I vote, who is running for office as well as candidate donations (search by candidate name) & other information can be found at the Illinois election website.

Republicans Were Warned About Rauner. But In 2014 They Just Wanted To Win

Written by John Biver

In 2014, Business Insider wrote about the fact that Bruce Rauner had an extramarital affair with his current wife Diana Rauner (who was “set to be married” to another man at the time) while his wife was pregnant with their third child. It was a messy situation to say the least. Here is Elizabeth Rauner’s attorney James Feldman in one excerpt from the article:

Our client, Beth, has three small children. She discovered a paramour existed. She then confronted Mr. Rauner. He said that he wanted to reconcile continuing to live in the house…. Then she discovered some notes indicating that he had consulted with an attorney about a divorce. He then suggested to her that they consult with an attorney.

“At the time of their ‘difficulties,’” the article explains, “the couple’s three children would have been about 6, 4, and 1 year old.” You can read portions of the affidavit here. NBC News also picked up the story.


The Governor You Don’t Know 
The Other Side Of Bruce Rauner

From the Booklet:

Chapter 5: Sanctuary State and

Your New Neighbors

Nothing can be more ironic than the name of the law

making Illinois a sanctuary state that Rauner signed:

the Trust Act.

With it, Rauner’s trust quotient with real Republicans

plummeted. With it, Rauner made Illinois as lawless

and dangerous as the city of San Francisco, the state of

California and other Democratic strongholds passing

such a law.

Rauner had once promised to veto such legisla-

tion if it came to his desk. But continuing his shift

to accommodate the Democratic agenda, he didn’t.

With Rauner’s signature, Illinois now cannot arrest

or detain illegal aliens solely based on their immigra-

tion status. Local law enforcement cannot make an

arrest even if the suspect is on the Immigration and

Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency’s wanted list. Nor

can Illinois police notify ICE when they have a suspect-

ed criminal illegal alien detained.


Ives VS Rauner on the Issues download 

Rauner Lie #1: “Jeanne Ives is Mike Madigan’s Favorite Republican.”

Fact: The lie is based on an extremely out-of-context statement Ives made in response to Rauner’s bungling explanation of his own relationship with the Speaker during their Chicago Tribune editorial board interview.

Watch the full interview for context:

Worst Republican Governor in America: Bruce Rauner

When Governor Bruce Rauner of Illinois announced in October that he would seek reelection in 2018, he released a two-minute campaign video. It shows the Republican wearing blue jeans and a black leather vest as he rides his Harley-Davidson motorcycle from Chicago to Springfield, the state capital. “Four years ago,” he says in a voiceover, “I crisscrossed our state, looked people in the eye, and promised to fight business as usual.” read more:

Negative Campaign Ads in the 2018 Illinois Primary Election

Many of you have seen the vicious campaign ads for candidates in this years primary races. Some of the worst and most vicious commercial are from the Rauner campaign in the race for Governor. Please make sure you do your own homework before believing any campaign ad. Since these are so vicious, we did our own research, we encourage you to do your own.

There are several videos of debates if you care to review them. Also there are several videos of Representative Ives on the floor of the Illinois House speaking about taxes that give you an insight to what she argues on the Illinois House floor. 

Please do your own search of Representative Jeanne Ives and Bruce Rauner on 

Representative Ives on Chicago Municipal ID

HB40 taxpayer-funded abortion, Ives opposes, Rauner supports. 

SB 31 sanctuary state, Ives opposes, Rauner supports. 

Defund Planned Parenthood, Ives supports, Rauner opposes.

Representative Ives on Chicago Municipal ID

Chicago Editorial Board Debate Between Governor Rauner and Representative Jeanne Ives

Quotes from this video appear to have been edited and used in some of the Rauner campaign commercials. 

Edgar County Watchdogs:
On taxpayer-funded abortion bill at least, email proves it: Diana Rauner was in charge

Illinois (ECWd) –

Governor Rauner: “I’m not in charge!” 

According to Michael Madigan’s spokesman Steve Brown, quoting from the Chicago Tribune, Brown said he didn’t know “what to make” of the governor’s comments. “If he’s not in charge, we’d better figure out who is,” Brown said.

We believe we have figured out who is in charge! 


Representative Jeanne Ives Speaks Out Against The Tax Hikes

Attorney General: Gary Grasso and Erika Harold

Written by John Biver and Dave Smith

In a previous article, we covered the crowded Democratic Party primary for Illinois Attorney General, so now we turn to the two-way race for Republicans.

As with the Democrats, the Republicans are talking a lot about using the office to combat corruption — something the 4-term incumbent Lisa Madigan has been roundly criticized for failing to do. As noted previously, the fact that her father is Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan is often seen as the reason for that seeming lack of effort.

Here are the brief bios of the two Republican Party candidates for Illinois Attorney General:

Gary Grasso:

  • Georgetown University Undergraduate, Fordham University School of Law
  • Occupation Litigation Attorney, founder and owner of Grasso Bass, P.C.
  • Former Member of the DuPage County Board and former Burr Ridge Mayor
  • Chairman of the DuPage 911 Board
  • Campaign website:

Erika Harold:

  • University of Illinois Undergraduate, Harvard Law School
  • Attorney at Meyer Capel, P.C.
  • Commissioner on the Illinois Supreme Court Commission of Professionalism
  • Serves on the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Equality
  • Campaign website:

After researching and speaking to both candidates, I highly recommend voting for Gary Grasso. His legal experience, independence and willingness to engage with conservative grassroots activists speaks volumes.

Unfortunately, Harold has avoided publicly answering questions from conservative organizations, including failing to respond to candidate surveys from pro-life organizations in the state. It is frustrating to observe her answer questions from liberal media sources but refuse to answer questions (and questionnaires) from pro-life and pro-family groups.

Their differences were dramatically different when they were asked about defending unconstitutional and tyrannical Illinois laws that force medical professionals to give abortion referrals (SB 1564) or ban professional therapists from helping minor children with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion (HB 217). Even after pointing out that the next Attorney General will take an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution and Illinois State Constitution, Harold said she would defend the laws of the state whereas Grasso indicated that he did not think those laws were constitutional.

Moreover, it is troubling to read or hear her interviews in the media (WBEZ for example) and listen to her give politically correct or even liberal responses to questions. The Chicago Sun-Timesreported last month that Harold “believes Illinois should start ‘exploring’ [marijuana] legalization.” In the WBEZ interview, Harold waves the white flag of surrender, saying that she believes that recreational marijuana is “inevitable.”

Finally, the fact that Harold has aligned herself with Bruce Rauner and his campaign apparatus (taking $305,000 in donations) is indicative of the establishment politics we’ve come to loathe in Illinois.

Illinois Family Institute and Restore Our Constitution Presents

An Evening With David Barton Was a Tremendous Success!

David Barton speaking to an audience about our history, our founding fathers and the electorial college. 

Photo by Chris Withers Photography ®image is subject to copyright.


David Barton of Wallbuilders speaking to a crowd of over 600 at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel on Thursday October 5, 2017. Thanks to all of you it was a tremendous success! DVD’s of the event are for sale at our meetings in limited quainties. 

SPOTLIGHT: David Barton on the Electoral College

Written by John Biver

Illinois Family Institute recently teamed up with Restore Our Constitution to host a special event with historian David Barton in Decatur. Mr. Barton is the founder and president of Wall Builders, and an author of a number of best selling books.

David Barton touched on a number of topics in his presentation, including the Left’s efforts to abolish the Electoral College and elect a president by a national popular vote. Barton stressed the need to understand the intention of the Founding Fathers when they created the Electoral College. LISTEN TO AUDIO AND READ MORE

(LINK: )

History Classes available call 217-422-4533 today! We use Wallbuilders material to study American history. 

We have history classes using Wallbuilders DVDS featuring David Barton. These classes are in the fall and spring of each year. Spring classes started on Feb 22 and will go until May 10th ever thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. except for MARCH 29TH. Seating is limited. Call 422-4533 for more information. 
A Night with Historian David Barton
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Why We Need the Electoral College

RUSH:  Okay.  Let me recast this, and you correct me if I get anything wrong.  She has four kids, among them some Millennials -- old enough to be Millennials -- and they have been questioning the value of Electoral College. Why doesn't the popular vote matter? It seems like that ought to be the way we elect the president, not state by state.  They came up with an idea that we would apportion states like we do in primaries. In the Republican primary, if Trump wins a state, he gets whatever percentage of the delegates in that state according to the vote he got and so forth and so on. Because that would make every state count, you say.

Electoral College: Preserve or Abolish? 

Although groups like the League of Women Voters have long supported the abolition of the electoral college,1 the protracted proceedings in Florida as well as the apparent disparity between the popular and the electoral college vote have further fueled calls to abolish the electoral college. Critics urge a replacement of the electoral college with a straightforward nationwide popular vote system; and if needed, a national run-off between the top two candidates so that the winner will always receive an absolute majority of the popular vote.2An advocate of this plan, the Center for Voting and Democracy, explains:

What is your Senator or Representatives Liberty Score?

What is a Precinct Committeeman and 

Why Conservatives Need To Run For the Office  CLICK HERE

Constitution Week September 17-23

Constitution Week is the commemoration of America's most important document. It is celebrated annually during the week of September 17-23.

The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties, freedoms and inalienable rights.

This celebration of the Constitution was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into public law on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The DAR has also erected a structure that is built in tribute to the Constitution of the United States. DAR Constitution Hall, which is a performing arts center, opened in 1929.

The aims of the Constitution Week celebration are to:

  • Emphasize citizens' responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution.
  • Inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America's great heritage and the foundation for our way of life.
  • Encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787. 
  • Learn more from the National Center For Constitutional Studies
  • Learn more from Wallbuilders
  • Learn more from Rick Green
  • Read the Constitution and the Declaration HERE

Numbers USA Lower Immigration Site

Senator Dick Durbin is a very wealthy man, he is part of the 1% that he constantly uses as a political tool. Those evil corporations and the stock market can be seen in his net worth at this site. Check it out.

Numbers USA 

They provide you with talking points and free faxes.


See NumbersUSA website for more information:  

Click on Congress, then scroll down to Immigration Grade Cards. We recommend using NumbersUSA on immigration issues above all other sites and statistics. They are the premire site for all things dealing with immigration and amnesty.

Numbers USA Report Immigration Report Cards 

CLICK HERE to see how your Representative and Senator is voting on the critical issue of immigration. Click on your state. Sign up to send a free fax today. It's fast, its easy!

Roy Beck Immigration by Numbers

HISTORY: David Barton's Black Robe Regiment

What is the Black Robe Regiment?


A Brief History by David Barton


The Black Robed Regiment was the name that the British placed on the courageous and patriotic American clergy during the Founding Era (a backhanded reference to the black robes they wore). [1] Significantly, the British blamed the Black Regiment for American Independence, [2] and rightfully so, for modern historians have documented that:

There is not a right asserted in the Declaration of Independence which had not been discussed by the New England clergy before 1763. READ MORE: 

David Barton's Wallbuilders


Rick is one of the most dynamic and inspirational speakers in America today. Through his informative and moving presentations, that often include his children, he equips, empowers, and challenges people to live out their freedom by teaching the bedrock principles that led to America’s place as the most successful nation in the history of the world.


The DVD set is available for purchase at Rick Green’s website and Amazon. The best price we have found is at Christian Book website here:



Dr. Herb Titus on  "Natural Born Citizen"

National Center For Constitutional Studies

Site has lots of FREE downloads useful in teaching your children about our Constitution!

September 17th is Constitution day and constitution week! Read it, learn it here!