I was not able to verify all of these points, but since the ones I did check rang true, I figured it was worth noting and sharing! Our nation is heading in different directions folks! Which one would you rather be part of? A wonderful state with zero to few Republicans - The State of Illinois. Some interesting data on the 'state' of Illinois ... There are more people on welfare in Illinois than there are people working. Chicago pays the highest wages to teachers than anywhere else in the U.S.averaging 10,000/year. Their pensions average 80-90% of their income. Wow, are Illinois and Chicago great or what? Be sure to read till the end. I've never heard it explained better. Perhaps the U.S. should pull out of Chicago? Body count: In the last six months, 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago. 221 killed in Iraq; AND Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US. Here's the Chicago chain of command: President: Barack Hussein Obama · Senator: Dick Durbin · House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr. · Governor: Pat Quinn · House leader: Mike Madigan · Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike) · Mayor: Rahm Emanuel · The leadership in Illinois-all Democrats. · Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago. Of course, they're all blaming each other. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any! · Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any! State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any! Cook County: (Chicago) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any! This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois. And he is going to 'fix' Washington politics for us? George Ryan is no longer Governor, he is in prison. He was replaced by Rob Blagojevich who is, that's right, also in prison. And Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned, and that's right, he and his wife both are in prison also. The Land of Lincoln, where our Governors and Representatives make our license plates. What? As long as they keep providing entitlements to the population of Chicago, nothing is going to change, except the state will go broke before the country does. "Anybody who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian." Don’t forget Detroit, another great example of a Democratic empire Now some info on—Oklahoma ******* OKLAHOMA - may soon have plenty of new residents! THIS IS REALLY INTERESTING, AND TRUE ... PLEASE READ IT! Oklahoma is the only state that Obama did not win even one county in the last election...While everyone is focusing on Arizona’s new law, look what Oklahoma has been doing!!! An update from Oklahoma:Oklahoma law passed, 37 to 9 an amendment to place the Ten Commandments on the front entrance to the state capitol. The feds in D.C., along with the ACLU, said it would be a mistake. Hey this is a conservative state, based on Christian values... HB1330 Guess what... Oklahoma did it anyway. Oklahoma recently passed a law in the state to incarcerate all illegal immigrants, and ship them back to where they came from unless they want to get a green card and become an American citizen. They all scattered. HB 1804 This was against the advice of the Federal Government, and the ACLU, they said it would be a mistake. Guess what... Oklahoma did it anyway. Recently we passed a law to include DNA samples from any and all illegal's to the Oklahoma database, for criminal investigative purposes. Pelosi said it was unconstitutional SB 1102 Guess what... Oklahoma did it anyway. Several weeks ago, we passed a law, declaring Oklahoma as a Sovereign state, not under the Federal Government directives. Joining Texas, Montana and Utah as the only states to do so. More states are likely to follow: Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Carolina's, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, West Virginia, Mississippi and Florida. Save your confederate money, it appears the South is about to rise up once again. HJR 1003 The federal Government has made bold steps to take away our guns. Oklahoma, a week ago, passed a law confirming people in this state have the right to bear arms and transport them in their vehicles. I'm sure that was a setback for the criminals The Liberals didn't like it -- But....Guess what... Oklahoma did it anyway. Just this month, the state has voted and passed a law that ALL drivers’ license exams will be printed in English, and only English, and no other language. They have been called racist for doing this, but the fact is that ALL of the road signs are in English only. If you want to drive in Oklahoma, you must read and write English. Really simple. By the way, the Liberals don't like any of this either Guess what... who cares... Oklahoma is doing it anyway.