Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Incentives and Disincentives

We’ve been talking on some of these broadcasts about the factors that have contributed to the shocking decline in the number of nuclear families and the enormous number of children who are growing up today without a father in the home. Another factor that must be included in the list of enemies who helped to kill the American family is financial incentives and disincentives. The great economist Arthur Laffer has pointed out that these incentives are very powerful, especially among the poor.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Who Decides Best Interest of the Child?

Who decides what is in the best interest of a child? That expression has been part of our legal system for centuries, and when the great British lawyer, William Blackstone, codified English law in the 18th century, the expression clearly meant that the biological parents of a child were expected and authorized to make decisions in the best interest of their own children.. Nobody ever made any convincing or scientific argument against that policy.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Melanie Kirkpatrick — Asia's Underground Railroad

Leaving North Korea is a crime, but freedom-hungry North Koreans are finding a way on the new underground railroad. Join us to hear their stories of escape from communism.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Questions about the Family

Yesterday I told you about my newest book published this month by World Net Daily. It’s called Who Killed the American Family? People have asked me why I wrote this book, and my answer is, “Because nobody else did; my book reveals facts about the family that the American people need to know.”

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Who Killed the American Family?

A great deal has been written about the decline in the percentage of Americans who are living in a traditional nuclear family. It was many years ago that the famous psychologist Charles Murray pointed out that the shocking rate of illegitimate births is the most serious social and fiscal problem America faces because it is the factor that drives everything else. When mothers have no husband or father of their children to provide for them, they turn to Big Brother Government to give them the necessities of life.