Eagle Forum Legislative Alert:
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The foreign trade bill now before Congress is a massive attack on the U.S. Constitution, on the constitutional powers of Congress and the 50 states, and on U.S. sovereignty. This attack is marketed to the public as "free trade," but it is really a devious plan to make us kowtow to international tribunals under the pretense of "harmonizing" our laws with global trade. This plan was hatched in secret, and even members of Congress were denied access to the negotiations and documents. One of Barack Obama's many lies was his boast that his is "the most transparent administration in history." The formal title of this travesty is the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty. It is cozily wrapped in a Richard Nixon-era procedure known as Fast Track, which authorizes the U.S. President to make foreign deals in secret, and then force Congress to take a quick vote approving many thousands of pages without debate or amendment. The trade negotiations were developed under military-style secrecy. If Congressmen want to read this treaty, they can do so only by entering the inner sanctum without pen, pencil or paper.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Businesses do market research to identify public opinion about their products, and politicians buy a lot of public opinion polls to identify voters who support their views and find out how those numbers can be increased. Today’s public opinion polls prove that Republicans are fools to support any form of amnesty or continuing to import millions of foreigners who will vote for the Democrats who support big government and spending. The Pew Research Center found that 75% of Hispanic immigrants and 55% of Asian immigrants prefer a “bigger government providing more services” and only 19% of Hispanics and only 26% of Asian immigrants prefer a smaller government. So why is anybody surprised that 71% of Hispanics and 73% of Asians voted for Obama in 2012?
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Some think of Christian persecution as a dirty relic of Roman imperialism. But did you know that the number of Christians murdered for their faith worldwide doubled in 2013? Join us for updates from Syria.
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Friday, March 07, 2014
The plan to put women in combat roles is off to a predictably bad start. The Marine Corps had planned to institute a new set of physical requirements this year to prepare female recruits for the combat roles they are supposed to take on in two years. One of these requirements was that women must do at least three pull-ups in a row. But more than half of the women Marines failed this test. Quite a few of them couldn’t even do one pull-up, much less three. Officials didn’t want to lose half of Marine Corps women, so the requirement has now been delayed a year.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Several weeks ago, Rush Limbaugh opened one of his radio programs with these words: "Look, I don't care how you slice it, folks, it just doesn't make any sense.... Why are the Republicans willing to commit suicide?" Rush was talking about the Republican plan to vote for an immigration bill called "reform" which isn't reform at all; it is "suicide for our country." Then Rush quoted extensively from the 43-page report I just released based on "reams of polling data and other demographic data on illegal immigrants." Rush explained how public opinion polls prove the point that the amnesty bill now under consideration is, indeed, suicide for America.