About Northern Illinois Patriots
Northern Illinois Patriots is a group of concerned citizens that wish to help protect our God-given rights as intended by the framers of the Constitution by being informed, getting involved, and making a difference in our great nation.
Constitutionally Limited Government
Free Market Economy (Lower Taxes, Pro-Entrepreneurialism)
Pro-family (Life, Traditional Marriage, Resist Culture of Death)
Choice in Education, Education not Indoctrination (Charter Schools, Private & Parochial, Vouchers, Home Schooling)
National Defense (Safer Communities, Immigration Reform, Strong Military, Second Amendment Protection)
Our goals are three-fold:
Reinforce government transparency and accountability
Develop candidates to run in local, state, and federal offices
Equip members to be effective advocates and activists in the Liberty Movement
Code of Conduct
The Founders provided for us an enduring set of rules for pursuing and effecting change in our nation. The Northern Illinois Patriots respects the rule of law and the processes for political and policy action established by the Founders under the U.S. Constitution. We encourage our members to engage in peaceful public discourse. Under no circumstances is it acceptable for members to engage in unlawful or violent behavior in the pursuit of political objectives. Nor is it acceptable for members to subject others to slurs or insults based on race, creed, religion, etc.
The 9 Principles
We stand for the principles and values espoused by the National 9/12 Project, that is:
1. America Is Good.
2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.
God “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.” from George Washington’s first Inaugural address.
3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
Honesty “I hope that I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider to be the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” George Washington
4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
Marriage/Family “It is in the love of one’s family only that heartfelt happiness is known. By a law of our nature, we cannot be happy without the endearing connections of a family.” Thomas Jefferson
5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
Justice “I deem one of the essential principles of our government… equal and exact justice to all men of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political.” Thomas Jefferson
6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness “Everyone has a natural right to choose that vocation in life which he thinks most likely to give him comfortable subsistence.” Thomas Jefferson
7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
Charity “It is not everyone who asketh that deserveth charity; all however, are worth of the inquiry or the deserving may suffer.” George Washington
8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
On your right to disagree “In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude; every man will speak as he thinks, or more properly without thinking.” George Washington
9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.
Who works for whom? “I consider the people who constitute a society or a nation as the source of all authority in that nation.” Thomas Jefferson
The 12 Values
This group works in conjunction with other groups, such as:
The Northern Illinois Patriots was founded by Janelle Nagy after attending a Glenn Beck Rally in Washington DC in September 2009. She came back with a strong conviction that she needed to start a TEA Party group in the Gurnee area. Janelle asked Tony Raymond to assist her with organizing a group and the first meeting was held in the Gurnee American Legion in October 2009.