Illinois conservative voices seem to be clamoring for the passage of SB600 to fix the way the ILGOP state central committee members are elected. A part of the goal is to perhaps remove the power from the hands of the entrenched elitist jerks who currently pull the Illinois Republican Party strings. The goals may be noble and who can argue against knocking the bums in charge of the excuse for a state Republican Party that is the ILGOP off their perches?
Why then should SB600 pose a dilemma for an Illinois conservative? Shouldn't we adopt an "ends justify the means" mindset and get this important task accomplished? Surely there can be no principled argument that could outweigh the righteous substance of this bill. Adam Andrzejewski, Cedra Crenshaw, and other Illinois conservative stars support the bill, so why not fall in line?
A friend, fellow TEA Party organizer, and tireless activist recently asked, in response to my opposition to SB600, if I didn't think the conservatives in Illinois could take control of the party if the bill were enacted... as well as what I would do. I had to think about the second question, but immediately responded "no" to the first.