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Celebrating Constitution Day with David Shestokas

Restore Our Constitution Presents Celebrating Constitution Day with Author/Attorney 

David J. Shestokas on Tuesday September 17, 6:30 p.m. at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel. Direction link is to your left on this page. 

David is an attorney licensed in IL and FL and author of Constitutional Sound Bites . He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Bradley University and J.D. from The John Marshall Law School, cum laude, while serving on the The John Marshall Law Review. He studied law at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

For Spanish speakers he and Dr. Berta Isabel Arias offer a Spanish language translation of Constitutional Sound Bites: Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales .

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David J. Shestokas, Author/Attorney

Constitutional Sound Bites

Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales

Creating the Declaration of Independence

On Twitter: @shestokas and @capsulasinfo

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If you love America you will most certainly want to attend this specular event. Bring your friends, children, family member to share in learning about this beautiful document and our rich American heritage and the people who founded our nation. This event is free of charge. 

Doors open at 6:00 p.m..

Decatur Illinois Area: History Classes Start Sept 5th. lasts 10 weeks.

Modern Historians have revised, re-written even deleted entire chapters of American history. So what are we missing? What happened to the 

history that didn’t make the books? Join us as 

we take a look with Historian David Barton and Tim Barton as they uncover the facts some historians don’t want you to know. 

Our Father’s Country History Class

Thursday’s 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Every Thursday from Sept. 5   

Through Nov. 7 2019

Class consists of a thirty minute video with 

David and Tim Barton followed by a thirty minute question and answer period.

Seating is limited. Call 217-422-4533 for more information. 

Restore Our Constitution

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. 

NOTE: ROC is not a political organization. We do not endorse or support candidates. Our meetings are for information purposes to provide a place for people to meet candidates, hear city, state and national topics discussed and most of all learn the history of our nation. Our constitution encourages an active and informed citizenery. Please educate yourself on issues, candidates, history and legislation to better serve your community

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Community Opt-Out for Marijuana Dispensaries

By David E. Smith of Illinois Family Institute

Last month, on June 25th, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation to approve so-called “recreational” marijuana for persons 21 years old and older. When this law (HB 1438 Senate Amendment 2) takes effect on January 1, 2020, it will allow the licensed growth, sales, possession and use of marijuana. The Land of Lincoln becomes the 11th state to legalize this dangerous intoxicant for recreational purposes.

The federal government still classifies marijuana as a schedule 1 drug, which means it remains illegal. According to the DEA website, “Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.”

There is, however, a way to mitigate the consequences of this destructive policy. The bill that was passed by the General Assembly and hastily signed into law by our governor allows villages, cities and counties to opt out of marijuana retail sales. If you do not want marijuana addicts and recreational users driving in and out of your community regularly to purchase drugs, this important option must be considered.

TAKE ACTION: Ask your local mayor, village trustees, aldermen and county board members to pass an ordinance prohibiting marijuana dispensaries and marijuana businesses in your community. The Village of Morton in central Illinois is the first municipality to pass such an ordinance. Their ordinance can serve as a template for other communities: Click HERE for this sample ordinance.


To write a letter to Mayor Moore or City council members

c/o City of Decatur

1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza

Decatur, IL 62523

For the Email Addresses of all City Council Members

Link to a sample ballot to send the Mayor or your favorite council member

Past “ROC" Events

Representative Dan Caulkins was the ROC Keynote Speaker July of 2019

Representative Dan Caulkins of the 101st District will be our keynote speaker. Represenative Caulkins will address some pressing and concerning issues in Illinois. There will be a short Q&A period during the meeting. 

Dan Caulkins, US Army Major (RET) has more than two decades of military service and a solid corporate business and entrepreneurial background. Caulkins has worked for several local Illinois companies and manufacturing giant ADM, as well as running his own business focusing on both senior and disabled adult long-term care living facilities.

In every organization he has been involved in, Dan Caulkins has insisted on balanced budgets. As a member of the Decatur City Council, he fought against the back-door practice of raising property taxes through the annual levy. As a member of the Eastern Illinois University Board of Trustees, Dan is working to return EIU to a solid fiscal outlook.

Dan is a graduate of Decatur public schools and Eastern Illinois University (EIU). He currently serves as an EIU Trustee and previously served on the Decatur City Council from 2005-2009.

Represenative Caulkins on social media. 




Pastor Myles Holmes is Returning to ROC and will live stream the meeting to his 2 million world wide followers! 

Pastor Myles Holmes will be our keynote speaker on Tuesday June 25, 6:30 p.m. at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel. (Directions to left)

Myles Holmes has been in full-time ministry for 36 years, and has been preaching full-time since he was 16. He is the author of four books with his fifth to be published within a few weeks. Myles Holmes has been a political commentator on television and radio for many years, and immigrated to the USA from Canada with his family in 2006. He is the pastor of REVIVE in Collinsville Illinois, 12 miles east of St. Louis. 

He continues to travel across America and the world with the gospel of Christ and a powerful call to patriots to stand up for what has made America great. He is also a sole manager of a Facebook page called “Trump and the Great America” with 2.2 million followers. Myles has been married to Valerie, Co-Lead Pastor of REVIVE, for 36 years, has five married children and about to be blessed with his fourth grandchild. 





If you have FACEBOOK listen to Pastor Holmes talk about a prayer he did at the US Capitol just a few days ago. HERE:


 May 14, 2019 Pastor Myles Holmes Battle Of The Republic

What is New Illinois?

"New Illinois" is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with the mission of educating Illinois citizens about their RIGHT to seek to form a new state from the State of Illinois and to separate from the tyranny existing there. New Illinois is seeking a state split according to the procedures established in Article IV, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, following the West Virginia model.

Representatives Halbrook, Bailey, Miller are sponsors of HR0101 which Urges the United States Congress to declare the City of Chicago the 51st state of the United States of America and separate it from the rest of Illinois.



As Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot calls for unity in Springfield, a Chicago-Downstate divide looms large

After Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot had finished speaking to the Illinois House, imploring lawmakers to show a statewide sense of unity, Republican Rep. Brad Halbrook applauded her rhetoric but said, “I don’t know that it changes anything.”

Past Meetings

JULY 2018: 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! (October 5th 2017)

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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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!