Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts
Friday, August 29, 2014
A high school student in Connecticut discovered that his school’s computers block conservative and Christian websites – but not liberal and Muslim ones. Andrew Lampart, a senior at Nonnewaug High School, was trying to research gun control for a class debate. He wanted to get the conservative side of the story from the National Rifle Association, but its website was blocked. He had no problem accessing the websites for anti-gun groups such as Moms Demand Action and Newtown Action Alliance. Andrew was curious whether he would run into the same slanted blocking for other issues. He discovered that he could access his state’s Democratic party website, but not the site for the state GOP. Pro-life websites were also blocked, but he could get Planned Parenthood. When he went looking for religious sites, Christianity.com and the Vatican’s website weren’t available, but there was no problem getting onto Islam-guide.com.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
It’s an unpleasant truth that millions of girls and women in America have been abused or assaulted by men. It’s also true that many women live in fear of attack. While the numbers may be inflated or exaggerated by feminists, there’s no denying that some men can pose a danger to women. But the threat that some women face is very foreign to many married women. Most married women don’t expect violence from men; instead, they expect, and receive, protection.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Americans are waking up to how bad Common Core really is for education, but its nightmare does not go away quickly. Liberal education bureaucrats ("educrats") are now trying to enforce Common Core through the courts, with one lawsuit already filed in Oklahoma, and another likely in Louisiana. In both states the governors tried to get rid of Common Core, but parents are shocked that it may return by court order as unelected educrats claim they have more power than state legislatures and governors combined.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Ever since he first ran for president, six years ago, President Obama has repeatedly campaign against the so-called pay gap between men and women. The first bill he signed in 2009 was named after Lilly Ledbetter, the Alabama woman who wasn’t paid as much as she thought she deserved. In this year’s State of the Union address, President Obama said “it’s an embarrassment” that the average woman makes only 77 cents for every dollar the average man makes. He demanded that Congress pass legislation to close the pay gap, and he threatened to use his “pen” and his “phone” if Congress failed to act.
Monday, August 25, 2014
A New York state legislator was forced to resign this summer after pleading guilty to a sham marriage." We do not hear that word very often, but I suspect it takes place more often than we want to think. This particular case sheds light on a dark corner of what some people like to call "our broken immigration system."