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Jack Franks and justice?

Published: Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

The recent comments of state Rep. Jack Franks are typical of Illinois elected officials who want to present themselves to readers (voters) as honest, do-what-is-right politicians.

Mr. Franks wrote (“My rationale for voting ‘yes’ on marriage equality,” Nov. 13) about why he voted to legalize gay marriage. In that column, he continually mentioned how important it is for people to be treated equally under the laws, as the Constitution so states. He even mentioned the sign above his office door that reads, “Pursue Thou Justice.”

Funny, isn’t it, that I told Franks long ago about possible corruption involving a state education board and the Chicago Teachers Union and asked for him to pursue justice. Two U.S. Supreme Court decisions have held that teachers/union members are to be fairly represented by their unions. That isn’t happening in Illinois, and the scam helps to keep union coffers healthy.

Franks told me, “File your own lawsuit, and when you become a pauper then the state can help you.”

If interested, find out how much money Mr. Franks gets each election time from the unions. His comments are designed to dupe readers into believing he isn’t one of those politicians who will say or do whatever they have to do to stay in their cushy jobs.

Norman Jones

Crystal Lake

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