Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts

Monday, September 22, 2014

Beware of So-Called “Food Safety” in China

Last month, the Chicago Tribune and the Wall St. Journal gave us some hard facts about the food safety problem with China’s food products. You might just think twice before biting into your next hamburger or chicken strip. Many fast-food companies’ reputations are still hurting from a 2012 scandal that involved one of their biggest markets, and the restaurant giant McDonald’s, based in Oak Brook, Illinois, is now facing a new food scare. McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken’s parent company Yum have now apologized to customers after Chinese regulators shut down a local meat supplier. A television report showed workers at Shanghai Husi Food picking up meat from a factory floor. Newspapers also described "a particularly gruesome video of workers repackaging rotten meat,” and mixing meat that was beyond its expiration date into the current supply. The companies said they immediately stopped using this supplier and switched to alternatives.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Cleta Mitchell — Injustice and Taxes: Abuse at the IRS

Why did the IRS target conservatives? Is the abuse ongoing? The attorney who exposed large-scale injustice at America's tax agency returns, with an update from Washington on the IRS scandals.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

School Forbids Salutatorian From Mentioning God

Last spring, a high school student in California was forbidden to mention God at graduation. Brooks Hambly was the salutatorian at his school in the Brawley Union School District, and he wanted to include a prayer for his fellow graduates in his speech. School officials rejected his first two drafts and told him that references to his faith were a violation of the U.S. Constitution. The principal said that if Brooks included religious content in his speech during the ceremony, the microphone would be cut off and a disclaimer would be read to the audience.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

War Over High School U.S. History

The scholar Stanley Kurtz has been tracking the historical revisionists’ movements in American classrooms, and he has recently discovered dangerous problems in the secret, un-released new AP U.S. History Exam. The College Board, which authors the SAT test and AP exams, is directly attempting to “replace the teaching of traditional American history in our high schools with a new centrally-controlled, and sharply left-leaning curriculum.” This has “created an elaborate new framework for the AP U.S. History Exam that will effectively force nearly all American high schools, public and private, to transform the way they teach U.S. History.”

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Win for the Constitution in South Carolina

The South Carolina legislature has the radical idea that state colleges should use tax dollars to teach students about America, rather than spend time teaching them about the homosexual culture.