Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts
Monday, May 30, 2016
Another campus is under attack by liberal college students. A group calling themselves the Marginalized Students of the University of Arizona sent an open letter to the college. The letter was nothing more than a wish list of liberal reforms. Some of the demands called for things like free contraceptives, free computer access, free healthy food for poor people, and more free childcare. They also want to shut down any students and professors who might disagree with their agenda with harsh punishments for students and professors who say anything offensive. The letter also calls for professors to have alternative lesson plans for students who may find lessons to be too emotionally traumatizing. The authors of the letter threaten that students will “mobilize” if these demands are not met.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Indiana is known nationwide as one of our most pro-life states. Indiana’s abortion rate has plummeted 20 percent in the last five years thanks to the efforts of pro-life activists. Now, Governor Mike Pence has signed into law a bill to restrict abortion even more. The new law will make it illegal for a woman to get an abortion because of the race or sex of the child. Women would also be restricted from aborting a child because it has a disability like Down Syndrome. Governor Pence called it a “comprehensive pro-life measure that affirms the value of all human life.”
Thursday, May 26, 2016
A new study by Harvard University shows that illegal immigrants are more likely to be hired than native-born Americans. The study showed that illegal men were 12 percent more likely to be hired by American employers in 2014. This shows how dangerous illegal immigration can be for the United States economy. These illegals are stealing jobs from American citizens and driving down wages. Immigration advocates claim that aliens only do jobs that Americans refuse to do. That is simply not true. The issue is not that American workers will not do the jobs. The issue is that employers are not paying sufficient wages. Employers can get away with this because illegals are willing to do the jobs for less pay than the average American worker.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
No matter what frantic liberals may tell you, the U.S. Supreme Court absolutely can continue to function indefinitely with fewer than nine Justices, as it has many times in our history. There’s nothing magic about the number nine, which was prescribed by Congress, not the Constitution. If Republicans elect the next president and retain control of Congress, there will be plenty of time to add new Justices to the Supreme Court.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The American College of Pediatricians released a timely statement which says that pushing transgenderism on young people is hazardous to their mental and physical health. The authors of the statement urged educators and legislators to “reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex.” One of the statement’s three authors is Dr. Paul McHugh, a medical professor at John Hopkins University and the former chief psychiatrist at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.