Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts
Friday, July 25, 2014
A college in Maryland has rejected a student based partly on his Christian faith. Brandon Jenkins applied to the radiation therapy program at the Community College of Baltimore County. When he didn’t make it into the program, Jenkins asked the college to tell him why he was rejected. He received a response from the program director. Her letter mentioned that other students had higher GPAs and that he had had a drug conviction years earlier that could hurt his ability to find a job after graduation. These are valid reasons to reject a student. However, the program director went on to say that Jenkins’s religious views also hurt his chances for admission.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Brandeis University had planned to award an honorary degree to scholar Ayaan Hirsi Ali last spring. But when students and faculty protested, the University changed its mind and reneged on the offer. Both students and professors took offense at Hirsi Ali’s criticism of Islam. Hirsi Ali says that violence is inherent in Islam; she called it “a destructive, nihilistic cult of death.” She especially criticized its treatment of women, which she says is not compatible with liberal democracy.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
If you get your news from the Mainstream Media, you may believe that the adoption of gay marriage is the wave of the future, that its momentum is so strong that it is unbeatable. But not so fast. That may not be true at all. All this so-called momentum is created by supremacist judges who are trying to impose their leftwing bias even on states where the voters have passed a referendum putting only traditional husband-wife marriage into their state constitution. Unfortunately, we are stuck with some supremacist judges who claim we have a "living" Constitution and pretend that they can rewrite our laws and even our Constitution. This marriage issue will probably go to the U.S. Supreme Court in about a year, and we don't know how the Court will rule.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Only two weeks after Franklin D. Roosevelt became President in 1933, he signed an executive order banning the possession of gold. But his staff quickly reminded him that only Congress is authorized to pass criminal laws. FDR realized his error and made a beeline to get Congress to act.
Monday, July 21, 2014
What is Obama's first thought when he wakes up in the morning? According to former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton, it's NOT "What threat does America face today, and how can I defend against it?" Ambassador Bolton says that Obama's obsession with "fundamentally transforming" America means that he focuses on domestic priorities, not on world threats. He turns his attention to national security only when world events are so dangerous that they force him to confront them.