Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Too Late for Albuquerque Schools

In august, a Texas judge struck down the federal “bathroom mandate” for schools. This ruling came too late for the Albuquerque, New Mexico school district. Officials had already distributed a “procedural directive” requiring its 139 public schools to allow their 95,000 students to live in their preferred “gender identity.” For example, a male child who “identifies” as female could choose a new name and clothing style, and would be addressed or referred to as “she.” The child would be allowed to play on girls’ sports teams and use the girls’ toilet, shower and locker facilities.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Setback for the Transgender Agenda

At the end of the last school year, the U.S. Department of Education on issued new transgender policies in the form of an 8-page “Dear Colleague” letter to America’s public schools. The letter claimed that the 44-year-old federal law known as Title IX requires schools to recognize students’ “internal sense of gender” instead of “the sex they were assigned at birth.”

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Studies Debunk Women in Combat Roles

There's new evidence proving what most of us already knew! Women just can't perform the tasks that military combat jobs require, and don't want to do them anyway. It has been six months since President Obama opened all combat positions to women. A reporter for the Associated Press managed to get the numbers of women who tried and failed to qualify for combat roles in the Marine Corps.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Republicans and Democrats and Women in Combat

The subject of women in the military was addressed by both political parties at their national conventions in July, and it's no surprise that Republicans and Democrats came to completely opposite conclusions. Congress must now try to reconcile the same conflict in the annual defense bill known as NDAA. The House version of this bill reflects a Republican view while the Senate version mirrors the Democratic view.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Presidential race tied in 3 polls

Investors Business Daily reports:
With 16 days to go until November 8, Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by 2 percentage points — 43% to 41% — in a four-way race, according to the latest IBD/TIPP presidential tracking poll.

Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson saw his support held steady at 7%, while the Green Party's Jill Stein dipped to 3%.

Unrounded, Trump leads 42.6% to 40.8% — a 1.8-point edge — with Johnson at 7.2% and Stein at 3.3%.

Trump also holds a nearly one-point lead in a two-way matchup — 43.2% to 42.3%.

The IBD/TIPP poll results continue to show a much closer race than most other nationwide polls. Only the Rasmussen poll shows Trump ahead in a four-way contest (by two points). The Real Clear Politics average has Clinton up by 5.9 points. And Clinton leads by an average 5.8 points in the latest two-way matchup polls.
Real Clear Politics also reports Trump and Clinton tied in the LA Times poll.

I don't know what to make of this. The mainstream media is reporting that the election is over, and Clinton will win in a landslide. They are also endorsing Clinton, and hate Trump' Americanism. And yet there are now three polls saying that the race is very close.