Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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
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.
Friday, September 23, 2016
A Christian baker has decided to go to the US Supreme Court to have his speech rights protected. Jack Phillips is the owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood, Colorado. In 2014 he politely declined to make a wedding cake for two gay men because of his religious beliefs. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission ordered him to make cakes anyway, and continue making cakes for gay weddings in the future. He also must file quarterly reports to show his compliance. The state’s Court of Appeals upheld the commission’s judgment. Now the matter goes to the U.S. Supreme Court for final consideration.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Every year parents are shocked by what their children are taught in public schools. Many high school students have been misinformed about our Constitution and Founding Fathers. Liberal educators have been known to omit important topics to suit their own agenda. However, California parents are more worried about what will not be omitted in the classroom this fall. The California Board of Education has approved curriculum changes that will highlight so-called “LGBT history.” What’s even more shocking is these lessons will start as early as the second grade.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The NY Times reports:
Under Mr. Trump’s anti-immigrant proposals, the American population would probably shrink to 323 million by 2024, about one million fewer people than today and 22 million fewer people than the Census Bureau’s projections for eight years from now.A comment says:
There is another side to the story, too: With Hillary Clinton as the next president, the population of the United States is more likely to increase to 360 million in 2024, from 324 million today. ...
The gap — 37 million people, more than a tenth of the population — underscores how powerfully immigration policy will shape the future of the United States.
Trump says America should have an Ivy League admissions policy, while Hillary says America deserves a community college admissions policy.