On Saturday, October 17, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., New Illinois will have a public reading of their Declaration of Independence from the State of Illinois at the Hancock County Courthouse, 500 Main Street, Carthage, Illinois. Speakers will include:
• Illinois State Rep. Brad Halbrook, chief sponsor of HR101, the resolution to create the 51st state
• Co-sponsors of HR101
• Paul Durr, New Illinois Saint Clair County Chairman
• G. H. Merritt, co-founder and State Chairman of New Illinois
Subsequent to the declaration, New Illinois will begin regularly publishing grievances against the State of Illinois. The United States Constitution gives us the RIGHT to representative state government. But Illinois is a corrupt, failed state. Illinois gives power to favored people, groups, and cities—which means it’s not fulfilling its responsibilities to the rest of its citizens. And now this corruption has created a financial disaster. The United States Constitution also gives us the RIGHT to pursue a split from Illinois to form a new state. Article IV, Section 3 provides us with the process.
There is no cost to attend. For more information, contact info@NewIllinoisState.org, or call (847) 845-9293. Please also see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ8LzqdugLM for a short video announcement. An outdoor event is planned but will move indoors in case of inclement weather. We recommend that people bring lawn chairs.
About New Illinois
Incorporated in 2018 and active throughout the State, New Illinois is a nonprofit organization with the mission of educating Illinoisans about their rights, under the U.S. Constitution, 1) to representative government and 2) to pursue the formation of a new state. New Illinois envisions a NEW State free from a tyrannical form of government, where residents will be able to experience a government representing their Constitutional Rights. For more information about this topic or to schedule an interview, please call the New Illinois office. Media Contact G. H. Merritt (847) 845-9293 # # #