Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts

Friday, July 29, 2016

Pro-Energy Ruling By Colorado Court

Cheaper energy benefits all. Lower energy bills for the elderly give them more disposable income to spend on medical care. Young people benefit from less expensive energy as they struggle to pay off their student loans. Schools and hospitals do better with less costly energy bills. In underdeveloped nations, inexpensive energy can mean the difference as to whether homes have heat and running water. Hydraulic fracturing, known as “fracking”, is a modern technique for extracting oil and gas from existing wells. Sand is pushed into wells under high pressure, which makes it easier to get oil, gas, and other hydrocarbons that were previously inaccessible. Environmentalists have banned this in some states and towns, while other areas welcome the economic benefits and jobs that result.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Christian Students Left Speechless

Many universities have oppressive speech policies. These policies are usually vague, broad, and open to abuse in the name of political correctness. North Carolina State University is using this speech policy to limit the rights of Christians on campus. The school’s ridiculous policy says that students or groups must obtain a special permit for “any form of commercial or non-commercial speech.” Students are not even allowed to step out from behind their group’s table to talk with other students about religion. An on-campus club called Grace Christian Life is filing a lawsuit against the college to stop this unconstitutional policy.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Cornell Students Push Unconstitutional Diversity Reforms

Some students at Cornell University think political correctness is more important than common sense. An open forum was held to discuss problems with Cornell’s student governing organization called the Student Assembly. The meeting was called to address the representation of minority students. Minorities are already represented by special liaison positions for international students, LGBT students, female students, and others. However, that was not enough for some liberal young people. They demanded more minority representatives.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Religious Freedom Attacked In Texas

A battle over religious freedom has finally ended for a small town in Texas. The city of Port Neches was sued last fall for having a nine-foot tall cement cross in a public park. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation initiated a lawsuit to remove it after claiming to receive an anonymous complaint from one of the 13,000 residents of Port Neches. The city chose to sell the 400-square foot plot of land that the cross stands on to render the suit void. The land was sold to a local church for 100 dollars.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Democrats’ Nasty Tricks

Most states do not allow felons convicted of serious crimes to vote or serve on juries. Obviously, we do not want people who show such clear disregard for our laws to decide who makes laws or how they are carried out. However, Democrats care more about votes than law and justice. The Democratic governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, is a close friend of Hillary Clinton. McAuliffe will automatically be out of work in less than two years because Virginia does not allow a governor to run for reelection. McAuliffe realizes that Hillary needs Virginia to win in November. McAuliffe could then gracefully accept a high-level position in the Clinton Administration after his term ends.