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. 

Last Meeting of 2018!

Chicago activist Jessi Alaniz will be speaking on his experiences and insights concerning what is going on in Chicago. He will talk about anarchists, communism, socialism and their infiltration into politics. 

This is going to be our year end celebration of ROC. We will have refreshments and conversation after the meeting so mark your calendar for a meeting of information and conversation on Tuesday November 20, 2018. ROC will reopen February of 2019! 

Scroll Down for early voting schedule!

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 6:30 p.m. Restore Our Constitution Candidates Forum

Several local candidates will be attending the candidates forum.  

Jim Root for Sheriff

Jim was born and raised in Decatur Illinois. He entered the United States Marine Corps after he graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1986. Upon graduating Field Artillery school, he was stationed in Okinawa Japan assigned to Fox Battery 2nd Battalion 12 Marines, 3rd Marine Division. He completed the Marine Corps rifle instructor course and became an instructor at the range. He was awarded a meritorious mast, Special Achievement award, and a good conduct medal prior to being honorably discharged.

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Josh Tanner for County Clerk

Macon County Supervisor of Assessments Josh Tanner, 42, announced on June 13th that he will be a Republican candidate for Macon County Clerk. “The County Clerk’s Office is a vital part of local government and will require an elected official to be ready to work on the first day.” Tanner has worked extensively with the Clerk’s office on property tax extension and for the last seven years has assisted before, during, and after every election.

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Dan Caulkins

Born in Lincoln, Nebraska Dan graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in 1965. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1966. Having graduated from Signal Officers Candidate School, he was part of the 8th Infantry Division’s Airborne Brigade in Germany. Later, Dan joined the Reserves’ 11th Special Forces Group and then the Illinois National Guard, retiring as a Major in 1997. Dan graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1973 where he earned a Bachelor of Science/Business degree.

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Herman Senor

Born and raised in Springfield, IL, Herman Senor cares about the city and is invested in the community's success. One of eight children, Herman was educated in Springfield District #186. After graduation from Springfield High School, he went on to play basketball at Coastal Carolina University. Then, completing service in the Navy, Herman returned to Springfield and has worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation for 26 years. Read more: 

More candidates will be posted ASAP. 

Seth McMillan Candidate State Senate district 48th was the Keynote speaker for August meeting. Information about Seth below for those that missed this event. Seth MAY be at our october meeting.

Seth McMillian

Seth McMillian facebook page:

Seth McMillam Twitter page:

Macon County Voter Information

EARLY VOTING TIMESMacon County Clerks Office, 141 S. Main St., Room 119, Decatur

Macon County Voter information*

Sample Ballot*

Find your voting place on if you vote on November 6th.

If these links do not work visit this site:

Need Poll Watchers, Election Judges, Phone Bank, etc.

Call Bruce 217-433-0429

Training begins soon.

Macon County GOP is at 445 N. Franklin Street in 

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Make America Great Again, vote! 


List of President Trumps accomplishments you will not see in the media:

If the Democrats Win the Economy Will Tank

read more here:

Early Voting Schedule for 2018 Mid-Term Election

Last months Guest Speaker

JULY Guest speaker was WILLIAM J. FEDERER is a nationally known speaker, best-selling author, and president of Amerisearch, Inc., a publishing company dedicated to researching America's noble heritage.  

Kirk Allen and John Kraft 

Small-town watchdogs search for misconduct, misspending

"Some folks love us. Some hate us,” Allen said. “ he ones that hate us, we've usually uncovered something about them or their family."

Kirk Allen and John Kraft; vets

saving their county

Someone sent us a link on Facebook about two veterans, Kirk Allen and John Kraft, who got tired of the corruption in their county, Edgar County, IL and decided that they’d do something about the local government which overspent into $79 million of debt for their 18,000 constituents. Allen and Kraft founded the Edgar County Watchdogs;

Through a combination of public pressure, Freedom of Information filings, lawsuits, and media exposure, they have created a system that deeply threatens Illinois’ corrupt, entrenched political establishment. They operate a blog called Illinois Leaks that exposes corruption at the state and local levels. The blog is so popular that, it is trusted more than the local paper.


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.

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

Representative Jeanne Ives Speaks Out Against The Tax Hikes

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

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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!