Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

What’s Not In The Platform

Many Republicans have touted the 2016 Republican platform as the boldest, most conservative platform in years. I’m proud to say that I agree with them. Language condemning Planned Parenthood and the sale of baby body parts was added. Language supporting the building of a wall along the southern border was inserted. These are all great additions to the platform. However, it is equally important to remember what did not make it into the platform this year.

Trump convinced him of the evils of globalization

There are people who claim to be conservatives, but who have knee-jerk liberal opinions on lots of issues.

One of the most straightforward issues should be: Should the American President put America and American citizens first?

To paleo-conservatives and the Alt-Right, the answer is so self-evidently YES that the issue hardly merits any discussion. To today's elites, the answer is NO pretty much without thinking.

More than anything else, Donald Trump is hated for being pro-American.

Here is a Trump hater with conservative tendencies, but who is only being gradually convinced by Trump.

The Daily Caller reports:
Bestselling author and famed political scientist Charles Murray announced his support for a moratorium on low-skilled immigration to the United States ...

“The thing that has gotten to me over the course of this year… has been the idea, the very simple idea, that the citizens of a nation owe something to each other that is over and above our general obligations to our fellow human beings. That there is a sense that we should take care of our own, our own in this case being Americans.”

Murray said he used to reject that way of thinking “pretty much without thinking.” He saw globalization as an undeniable good for all involved and immigration as good for a nation’s economy. But the research, such as that conducted by Richwine and Wax, along with Trump’s campaign have changed his mind on the subject. ...

“We need to reconstruct an American society in which people are proud of being part of one brotherhood/sisterhood in the United States. Of a kind that was never perfect in this country, but, by God, we got a lot closer to it than any other society,” he explained in why it was necessary to start rethinking immigration policy.
He is 72 years old, but giving him credit for starting to come around to the view that American policy should favor Americans.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Inconvenience to employers

Hillary Clinton said this of Donald Trump, in the debate:
But this is a man ... who has said pregnancy is an inconvenience to employers, who has said women don't deserve equal pay unless they do as good a job as men.
Yes, pregnancy is an inconvenience to employers. How can anyone dispute that?

The law requires equal pay for equal work, and Clinton is apparently complaining that Trump agrees with the law.

Polarized Party Platforms

My quadrennial “Life of the Party” event was held alongside the Republican Convention in Cleveland – and it was a great party. Hundreds of pro-life Republicans gathered to celebrate the victories of and leadership in the pro-life movement. We heard from legendary football coach Lou Holtz who is also a staunch defender of life.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Court Prefers Walruses to the Safety of Our Sailors

It should be an easy decision: The safety and military readiness of our sailors is more important than potential harm to walruses from underwater sounds. Nevertheless, the liberal Ninth Circuit court recently ruled in favor the walruses at the expense of our United States Navy. Our Navy uses an underwater sound system to help detect the enemy, particularly hostile submarines, across long distances in the oceans. Specifically, our Navy uses 18 underwater speakers to transmit low-frequency sounds. These sounds then travel long distances underwater, guiding our Navy safely all over the globe.