Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts
Thursday, October 30, 2014
This past summer, the Office of Refugee Resettlement released 760 illegal alien minors in Tennessee – without telling any Tennessee officials. Governor Bill Haslam only heard about it through a posting he spotted on the HHS website. The Governor is indignant, and rightfully so. He doesn’t even know where in his state the illegals were sent, and no one will tell him. He pointed out that such a large number of people will put a huge strain on Tennessee’s resources. Since most of these children are school-age, their sudden, secret arrival also creates potential confusion in the public schools. The Tennessee Governor sent a stern letter to President Obama, and he’s had no response. The Governor demanded to know if the illegals had had medical screenings, how they were screened, what is the official immigration status of the children, who are their sponsors, to which localities they were sent, and how long they plan to stay in Tennessee. Those are all very reasonable questions, but nobody answered them.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
In last year’s State of the Union address, President Obama called for new federal entitlements for taxpayer-funded free preschool, now called pre-K meaning pre-Kindergarten, for all 4-year-olds. We though his idea would be quickly discredited, not only by its enormous cost, but more importantly by overwhelming research that proves the lack of any long-term benefit from such programs. Now we are dismayed to learn from Politico that a dozen Republican-governed states are planning on expanding taxpayer-financed pre-K programs next year.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
If you consider what feminists want versus what most women want, it is apparent that feminism offers terrible solutions to imaginary problems. In my new book, Who Killed the American Family?, I look in particular at how this relates to women in the economy. Feminists tell women that going to college and working full-time is the only respectable choice they can make in life. But is this really the only option women want?
Monday, October 27, 2014
While the world was distracted by Russia’s incursions into Eastern Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin was quietly making a provocative move that could lead to a direct confrontation with the United States. The Russian Navy sent a ship to plant a flag on remote Wrangel Island, about 300 miles northwest of Point Hope, Alaska. They announced plans to build a base there for Russia’s Pacific fleet. The island has little economic value in itself, but it’s hugely important because it’s the closest land to a large part of the Arctic Ocean that is estimated to hold 25 percent of the world’s recoverable oil and gas. According to a European reporter, Putin said he wants to expand Russia’s presence in the Arctic, both militarily and economically.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
In 1964, my book "A Choice Not an Echo" exposed backroom Republican politics and made a powerful case for free elections and a freer America. But has the cronyism continued?
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