Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Recruitment By Radicals Is A Problem

Radical Islamic groups are targeting American young people more than ever before. Groups like ISIS are using the internet to reach out to teenagers and convert them to ISIS. The Federal Bureau of Investigation recognizes this as a serious problem. They set up a website and printed a written guide to educate young people on the dangers of violent extremism. However, some liberals spoke out against the materials for not being politically correct. The Council on American-Islamic Relations insisted on changes that eliminated references to the Islamic religion. They claimed the programs would lead to Muslim students being bullied or profiled. The FBI took down the materials and removed any reference to Islam. They left references to other groups, like ecoterrorists, white supremacy groups, and anti-government groups.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Learning From Tragedy

The Orlando shooting which resulted in the deaths of 49 innocent people was the largest mass shooting in American history. This tragic loss of life has many Americans wondering what must be done to stop the trend of violence. People have to understand what motivated Omar Mateen to carry out this attack. Unfortunately, the Left is only concerned with maintaining their political agenda. They are willing to do anything to keep people from acknowledging that Omar Mateen was acting on behalf of radical Islam.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Defining the Alt Right

Hillary Clinton and the mainstream news media have started a full-scale attack on the Alt-right. Decades ago, conservatism was defined to them by the Cold War, and by National Review.

Those days are long gone, and new issues face America today.

PBS TV tries to define the Alt-right:
DAVID WEIGEL, The Washington Post: Well, it’s a fairly young movement with fairly old ideas.

I would say what they’re against, which is easier to define, is a philosophy of invite the world, invade the world. ...

JOHN YANG: You talk about the days of William F. Buckley, when he was sort of the one who said who was a conservative.
Yes, conservatives are now split. The Bush faction subscribes to a philosophy of "invite the world, invade the world." The Trump faction rejects that, and demands that American policies support American interests first.

Save Bayh-Dole

Yesterday, I wrote about the importance of the Bayh-Dole Act to protecting intellectual property. For over thirty years, this legislation has cleared the path for entrepreneurs to commercialize patents developed by our tax dollars; without it, thousands of patents would go unused. Unfortunately, some now want to misuse a provision of Bayh-Dole to advance a political agenda.

Collegians Summit Learns About the Legislative Process

This June, Eagle Forum hosted our annual Collegians Summit, where college students come from across the country to learn how to become the future leaders of the conservative movement. They also learn some of the processes of government and how conservative leaders have outmaneuvered the liberals in Washington. Representative Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma spoke about how he and several other conservatives in the House fought to defund one of President Obama’s unconstitutional executive orders that violated religious freedom. He told how the Democrats repeatedly tried to force Republicans to fund the President’s unconstitutional order through poison pill legislation. When the GOP establishment refused to stop the liberals, Rep. Bridenstine and other conservatives had to find another way to protect religious liberty. They chose to kill the bills the Democrats tainted rather than to allow the liberals in both parties to get away with their shenanigans.