Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Elections have consequences, and the stunning defeat of the heir apparent to leadership of the Republican Party, Eric Cantor, continues to reverberate throughout the political world. The liberal media were completely caught off guard by this spectacular upset, and have been trying to spin the story as something other than what it obviously was. The message voters sent to Eric Cantor and the entire Nation was: “no amnesty.” This was a slap in the face of the Chamber of Commerce that has been demanding amnesty disguised as “immigration reform” as a way for big business to get cheap labor from illegal aliens, while able-bodied Americans are left on unemployment and while the rest of us have to deal with crime and other costs caused by illegal immigration.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
We’re all familiar with stories about school districts and nosey questionnaires for students and parents. A school in San Diego has taken this further and asked students to declare in front of the class how far they would be willing to go on a date. Eighth-grade girls in a family life and health class at Woodland Park Middle School were told to stand under signs indicating how far they would go sexually. The signs said things like “hugged,” “kissed,” “below the waist,” and “all the way.” The parents of one student complained, saying that their daughter felt confused, peer-pressured, and humiliated. They suggested that the school conduct an anonymous survey instead if it really needs this information. But even that would be inappropriate—the school doesn’t need to know any of this.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Guess who is the worst president since World War II according to a highly respected pollster. Quinnipiac University has long been a leader in reliable polling of public opinion, and it released the result of its recent survey of American voters. There have been 12 presidents in the 69 years since World War II, and all of them were included in this poll. Americans picked the worst president of this group to be…Barack Obama. Americans view Obama as a failure in how he handles the economy, foreign policy, terrorism and health care. Americans disapprove of his job performance in almost every area.
Monday, August 18, 2014
The Obama Administration seemed to think it could quietly house thousands of children, who had illegally crossed our Mexican border, in facilities across the United States, but the politicians badly misread the depth of public opposition. Numerous federal officials were sent out by the Administration to appease locals, but federal agents felt compelled to apologize for what they had done. The apologies rang hollow. In typical government-speak, one official attributed the problem to “communication challenges,” and acted like miscommunication could be overcome with a bunch of talk.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Eagle Forum Live celebrates 25 years this summer! As we round the quarter-century mark this month, we'll turn the tables on our host Phyllis Schlafly to celebrate and reminisce.
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