Thursday, December 23, 2010

S303 ALERT! Gives EPA Foothold on Private Property

As feared by everyone, the U.S. Senate and Harry Reid are bringing those fears to fruition and are set to destroy America’s future by taking all the private property they can with one bill, unless we act this week!
It used to be called the CLEAR (Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources) Act of 2010, but Mr. Reid pulled a legislative trick and substituted the CLEAR Act for a completely unrelated, bill S. 303, and now calls it the “America’s Great Outdoors Bill of 2010.”
Call your Senators today and demand they oppose S. 303 in its entirety.  Demand that they oppose every section of this bill.  No part of this bill is good for America’s landowners.
S. 303 was introduced and passed by the Senate in early 2009, as the “Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 2009.”  It was amended and passed in the House and sent back to the Senate for passage where it has languished until now.  In a near midnight Sunday session with no one on the Senate floor, Reid asked for unanimous consent to substitute the CLEAR Act for S. 303.  The President of the Senate said: “Without objection, granted,” and S. 303 was placed on the Calendar for consideration.
Fred Kelly Grant explains how Reid slyly made the switch and the devastating implications the bill has for private property rights in today’s report. 
In this one maneuver, Mr. Reid used S.303 as a shell bill completely gutting it, added 1,003 pages with 108 separate land bills, and renamed it “America’s Great Outdoors Bill of 2010.”
Among the bills rolled into this amendment are 13 sections covering the National Park Service, National Wilderness Preservation System, Forest Service, Department of Interior, National Heritage Sites, BLM, Rivers and Trails, Water and Hydropower, Insular Areas, Wildlife Conservation and Water Quality Protection and Restoration, Oceans and Fisheries, Indian Homelands and Trust Land, and Miscellaneous.
This means additional wilderness, wild and scenic rivers and trails designations, the expansion of EPA authority to control ocean beaches through regulations that will adversely affect all farms and ranches, and multiple land transfers, among other significant negative implications for America.
Early estimates are that this bill will cost Americans a minimum of $18 billion dollars, and that is just the cost of the bill, not the long term loss to our local and national economies as more of America’s land is removed from productive use.
Mr. Reid is pulling out all the stops before the old Congress adjourns.  We must try to stop this bill before we lose more of our land and more of our liberty.
There is no time for any member of Congress to actually consider this type of massive legislation, some of which has not even had a hearing.
Contact your U.S. Senator and demand they oppose S.303, Reid’s massive Omnibus Lands Bill.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Liberty Counsel Posts "Naughty or Nice" List

As part of the eighth annual "Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign," Liberty Counsel, a nationwide public interest civil liberties law firm at, publishes a Naughty and Nice list which catalogs retailers that seek to profit from Christmas shoppers but exclude their stores and advertisements from references to Christmas. You can help save Christmas when you pledge to be a "Friend" to those entities that recognize Christmas and a "Foe" to Christmas censors.

To find out which retailers recognize Christmas and which are "Grinches," read Liberty Counsel's Naughty & Nice List at You can also print this list and take it with you when you shop.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Victory for Babies!

Plans to offer second trimester abortions in downtown Madison have been scrapped. Nearly two years ago UW Hospital, the UW Medical Foundation, and Meriter Hospital approved plans to provide the controversial abortions at the Madison Surgery Center.
Pro-Life Wisconsin was among those who held protested, aired public service announcements and petitioned in opposition to the plans. The group applauds the decision to cancel the clinic.
“This really shows that pro-life grassroots activism works,” says Communications Director Virginia Zignego.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

ACTION ALERT!! Stop the START Treaty...

Reagan was a consistent stalwart booster of U.S. anti-missile defenses.  He won the Cold War by standing firm on his plan to build an Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM)  Treaty.  Obama's New START Treaty ties our hands against building anti-missile defenses to protect American lives from all the bad guys of the world.  The lame duck Senate absolutely must NOT ratify this dangerous treaty. 
The Senate has never voted its consent on an arms control treaty in a lame duck session, and we should not start now! 
Here is a list of reasons the New START treaty should not be ratified, provided by the Center for Security Policy:
  • The treaty deals with only SOME of Russia’s nuclear threats and none of the world’s others, like China, North Korea, Iran and Venezuela.
  • The Treaty imposes limits on missile defense, despite the Obama Administration’s insistence it does not.
  • There is no claim that we need the Treaty urgently to monitor Russian compliance.  We should follow Ronald Reagan’s wise mantra, “trust but verify.”  Yet, Missouri Senator Kit Bond, the ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has warned the treaty is not verifiable.  
  • Requiring the three newly seated Senators to vote on the Treaty during the lame-duck session will not allow them enough time to thoroughly research the treaty in order to fulfill their Constitutional duty to advise and consent to treaties.
  • The Treaty will be implemented on the watch of newly elected Senators.  Eleven of them have asked to have a say in its ratification.  Consideration should be deferred until they take office, new and more balanced hearings can be held and there is an opportunity for improvements to this accord.
Call your Senators today and tell them you are counting on them to stop the dangerous new START Treaty.
Capitol Switchboard:  (202) 224-3121

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Keep the Calls Coming!

On Election Day, Americans spoke out against the radical liberal agenda in Washington, D.C. Voters demanded a Congress that will strengthen the economy and create more jobs. 
But, the liberal left is still pandering to feminists and trial attorneys at the expense of American jobs by bringing the so-called “Paycheck Fairness Act” to a vote during the Lame Duck Session that begins Monday, November 15th.
The “Paycheck Fairness Act” would stifle job creation, send existing American jobs overseas, and burden employers with expensive paperwork and frivolous lawsuits.   
Your calls are urgently needed to stop the feminists from causing unemployment rates to rise even higher!
Originally introduced by Hillary Clinton during her time in the Senate, and reintroduced by Sen. Harry Reid, the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 3772)(PFA) would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) in the following ways:
  • Allows for unlimited compensatory and punitive damages to be granted, even without proof of intent to discriminate.  Currently, an employer must be found to have intentionally engaged in discriminatory practices in order for an employee to receive monetary compensation, and even then, the employee is entitled only to back pay.  The provision in the PFA is unacceptable and unnecessary, as damages are already available under Title VII for pay discrimination.
  • Changes the “establishment” requirement.  The EPA currently requires that employees whose pay is being compared must work in the same physical place of business.  The PFA would amend the word “establishment” to mean workplaces in the same county or political district.  It would also invite the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to develop “rules or guidance” to define the term more broadly.  This leaves the door open for the EEOC to compare a woman’s job in a rural area to a man’s job in an urban area that has a much higher cost of living, which would drive up the cost of employing the woman in the rural lower cost area.  Such increase in employment costs would result in fewer people being employed, and would also result in employers shipping jobs overseas.
  • Replaces a successful pay discrimination-determining system with a proven failed system.  The PFA would invalidate the successful, Supreme Court-endorsed system for determining whether pay discrimination has occurred (known as the Interpretative Standards for Systemic Compensation Discrimination), and would replace it with the highly inaccurate Equal Opportunity Survey, which has found true discriminators to be non-discriminators 93 percent of the time.
  • Increases the numbers in class-action suits.  Under EPA, if an employee wants to participate in a class-action suit against his employer, he must affirmatively decide to participate in the suit.  The PFA would automatically include employees in class-action suits, unless they affirmatively opt out.  This change would result in booming business for trial attorneys, and huge costs to employers, who may decide to ship jobs overseas to avoid such costs altogether.
In addition to these changes, the PFA would institute a system of  “comparable worth” effectively allowing judges, juries and unelected bureaucrats to set employees’ wages, instead of employers.  Thus, an employee’s compensation level would be based on some vague notion of his “worth,” instead of on concrete factors like education, experience, time in the labor force, and hours worked per week.  The PFA would also cause employers to avoid hiring women in low-paying positions, since the employers may then become targets for burdensome lawsuits.  This trend would result in even higher unemployment for low-skilled women, potentially increasing the number of families dependent on government assistance. 
President Obama has called the PFA a “common-sense bill.” The truth is, this bill makes no sense during good economic times, and would only add insult to injury now, when unemployment is near double-digits nationwide. 
Elaine Chao, Secretary of Labor under President George W. Bush, called the PFA a “job killing, trial attorney bonanza,” and said employers potentially would see female applicants as instigators of lawsuits, instead of contributors to productivity. 

The House of Representatives has already passed the Paycheck Fairness Act, and President Obama has said that he will sign the bill into law if the Senate passes it.  The Senate vote is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 17, so call your Senator and tell him or her to vote NO on S. 3772 the so-called “Paycheck Fairness Act!”
Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121

Friday, November 12, 2010

Preparing for Next Week's Lame Duck Session

A word from Eagle Forum Headquarters:

Dear Friends,
We cannot thank you enough for your role in last week’s historic conservative victory!  We will soon welcome one of the most pro-family, conservative Congresses in recent history.  While we celebrate that victory, we need your continued help as we advance in our quest to elect conservatives to every level of government (click here to give to Eagle Forum PAC) and more immediately to stop the liberals from doing any more damage in this Congress when they return for the lame duck session that will begin next week.
We are watching several issues that could come up in the lame duck session.  We will issue more specific alerts about each once we know it will come to the floor. 
In the meantime, please urge your Senators and Members of Congress not to pass any more jobs killing or spending legislation, but to use the lame duck session only to:
  • Stop the automatic tax increases set to go into effect when the Bush tax cuts expire at the end of this year. 
  • Permanently repeal the death tax.  If Congress does not take action, the federal death tax, currently at 0% will jump to 55%.
Other issues of concern include:
  • The so-called “Paycheck Fairness Act,” which is a job-killing payback to feminists scheduled to come to the Senate floor next Wednesday, November 17th.
  • Efforts to repeal the 1993 law prohibiting homosexuals from openly serving in the military, commonly referenced as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
  • The so-called “DREAM Act,” which would facilitate amnesty for illegal aliens and their extended families.
  • New START Treaty — One of Eagle Forum’s greatest concerns is that liberals in the Senate will set a dangerous precedent by attempting to ratify the new START Treaty during the lame duck session.  Eagle Forum was among 33 conservative groups who joined in a memo outlining the concerns with the new START treaty, and urged Congress to refrain from considering it during the lame duck session.  Also, thirteen former U.S. Senators sent a letter to Senate Leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell urging them not to consider the treaty during the lame duck session.
Please stay tuned for further alerts.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

SCHLAFLY: Government Trampling on Constitutional Rights of Parents


When the liberals and the feminists, including Hillary Clinton, began saying the "village" should raise the child, most people recognized village as a metaphor for government. We're now seeing how intrusive Big Government Nannyism really is.
State agencies operating under various names such as Child Protective Services (CPS) have been assigned the task of protecting kids from abuse or neglect by any adults, especially by their own parents. A new study casts doubt on the value of CPS.
Child Protective Services, which rushes into action based on anonymous tips, investigated more than three million cases of suspected child abuse in 2007. Researchers examined the records of 595 children nationwide alleged to be at similar high risk for abuse, and tracked them from ages 4 to 8.
The researchers concluded that CPS's intervention did little or nothing to improve the lives of the children, and there was no difference between children in the families CPS investigated or did not investigate.


More than 800,000 people are now listed on California's child abuse index. These listings are very hurtful to individuals since employers consult the list before hiring employees to work with children.
CPS puts people on this list from agency reports that are based on anonymous tips and suspicion, not proof. It's mighty easy for a malicious wife or ex-wife to allege child abuse as part of her game plan to get child custody or increased child support.
The issue in this case is the fact that there are no procedures, no standards, and no criteria for a wrongly accused person to get his name off the child abusers index. The Supreme Court is reviewing the Ninth Circuit ruling that Craig Humphries (whom a court pronounced innocent of all charges) had a "nightmarish encounter" with the California system, and "There is no effective procedure for Humphries to challenge this listing."
In 2006, Congress toyed with a plan to create a national child abuse registry. The plan was abandoned because of the unreliability of state lists and lack of due process. (
The child abuse registry should not be confused with the sex offender registry, which lists only those who have been convicted of sex crimes. The child abuse registry puts men on the list who have never been proven guilty of anything or even charged with a crime, a punishment that is entirely contrary to our legal assumption of being innocent until proven guilty.
Humphries has been trying to clear his name for nine years. Congress should defund these abusive registries and we hope the Supreme Court declares them unconstitutional.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Conservative Hartford Group Gives Thumbs Down to Upcoming Referendum

West Bend Daily News:

Hartford referendums opposed

Taxpayers’ group reverses course, gives both proposals a thumbs down

    HARTFORD — A conservative watchdog group has changed its position on the two-question, $8.7 million referendum that the Hartford Jt. 1 School District is asking for on Nov. 2.

    Originally, the Hartford Area Taxpayers Association had come out as neutral on question 1, which is for $3.7 million and covers “critical” needs, including a new boiler system at Lincoln Elementary School, and against the second, $5 million question, which addresses “urgent” needs.

    But based on events at the Oct. 18 School District annual budget hearing, HATA has changed its position to oppose both questions.

    “The events at the budget hearing Monday, Oct 18, were shocking and eye-opening,” HATA spokesman Bill Savage said in a statement sent out Monday. “When the teachers’ union turns down a 2.75 percent raise in the worst economy in 70 years, you’ve got to say the teachers’ union is a major obstacle to keeping our schools running. Our K-8 school board and administrator don’t understand that the community cannot afford any more tax increases, the future is uncertain, the state has a $2.7 billion deficit, the school district is ‘five years away from bankruptcy’ according to (District Administrator Mark) Smits, and the school board is adding 4K to our list of responsibilities.” 

Charter School Strongly Supported in West Bend

The following article appeared in the West Bend News and explains the Charter School concept and reasons for  supporting the effort.

Charter school worth exploring in West Bend

    There is a proposal before the West Bend School Board to create a charter school in the district. It’s a proposal worthy of serious consideration.

    Charter schools are not new to Wisconsin. There are over 220 charter schools in the state. Charter schools are simply schools that are chartered – i.e. contracted – by a chartering authority to provide education with taxpayer dollars but are absolved of having to comply to many of the regulations that burden traditional public schools.

    Charter schools also, because they are not shackled by as many stringent state regulations, offer school districts the opportunity to be innovative. Charter schools in Wisconsin specialize in technology, arts, the environment, math, science, at-risk, direct instruction, virtual and any number of other specializations while still offering the core curriculum required for all public school kids. 


And therein lies the beauty of charter schools. They are not mandatory. The district can choose not to renew the charter if they are not meeting expectations. If the educational benefits and financial benefits for Crossroads Academy don’t pan out, then cancel the charter and move on.

    Crossroads Academy seems to offer everything for which the district is striving. Educational flexibility. Relief from state mandates. Freedom from the confines of a unionized work force. Financial security. There are a few more details to gather, but all signs are that the School Board would provide an excellent service to the citizens of the district by exploring this opportunity. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

NEA the BIG Campaign Spenders - The REAL agenda in our school districts

Eagle Forum Legislative Alert:

Who Is the Biggest Campaign Spender?

We are constantly warned to beware of the legislative clout that big business can buy. But when it comes to political campaign money, the biggest spenders are not the oil companies or the banks. The number-one biggest campaign spender in federal and state political campaigns and ballot measures during the 2007-2008 election cycle was the National Education Association, known as the NEA. The NEA spent $56.3 million, far more than any other big-bucks donor.
[according to a comprehensive analysis compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics and the National Institute.] 

The NEA's political contributions go 95% to Democratic candidates or to promote leftist ballot issues.......

Read more HERE

Sunday, October 24, 2010

October Phyllis Schlafly Report Available Online

Click HERE for the October issue of the Phyllis Schlafly Report.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cloture FAILS in Senate Today - Thank Your Senators

From Eagle Forum:

Thank you for your calls and emails to your Senators opposing cloture on the Defense Authorization bill. Cloture failed 56-43

Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, voted against cloture so that it can be brought up again in the Lame Duck session after the election. His action underscores the plausibility that the three non-germane amendments that would have
  • forced taxpayers to pay for abortions on military bases
  • provided amnesty to millions of illegal aliens (the Dream Act)
  • undermined military readiness by repealing Congress’ 1993 law concerning homosexuals (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell),
was a political ploy meant to motivate the Democratic base.

Please THANK your Senators who voted “Nay” on cloture on the
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (S.3454).

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Common Core Standards For Public Schools: A Bad Idea

by Phyllis Schlafly:

"The No Child Left Behind Act, which allowed states to set their own public school standards for "proficiency," is opposed and considered a failure by all factions in the education world. Therefore, we obviously should force all kids in every state to be held to uniform national standards of proficiency. Right?
No; wrong. But that bad idea is being aggressively promoted by the Obama Administration. The mailed fist in the velvet glove is the extraordinary river of taxpayers' money used to force compliance."

Read the rest HERE.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

FINAL RESULTS - Primary Election 2010

For FULL results, click HERE

Ron Johnson - 85%
Walker/Neumann - 59%/39%
Kleefisch/Davis 46%/26%
Pridemore - 58%
Strachota - 81%
Brandner/Snedaker - 52%/48%  

Saturday, September 11, 2010



September 8, 2010

Richfield: Richfield Village Trustee Candidate Reid Snedaker was in the hot seat at the Richfield Elementary School Wednesday night sponsored by Eagle Forum of Wisconsin-Washington County Chapter.  Randy Melchert, political analyst and past Wisconsin State Assembly candidate, moderated the event.  During opening remarks, Snedaker described himself as a  “very staunch conservative, both fiscally and socially.”

With the recall election on this coming Tuesday, Snedaker took advantage of the opportunity and shared views with an audience of nearly 80. Topics included the controversial Neighborhood Activity Center, sewer and water services for Richfield, and the Farmland Preservation Program. Incumbent Trustee Rock Brandford was unable to attend, citing a conflict in his schedule.

Snedaker said it was a difficult decision to run for village trustee. “Those who know me” would understand his strong determination for less government interference in the village he calls home.  When asked when sewer and water should become part of the Village of Richfield infrastructure, Snedaker soundly stated “never,” and clarified that the village needs to remain a “country” entity.  “It’s important that we protect your personal property rights - that you can use your property, in general, as you see fit,” Snedaker said.

Commenting on the touchy issue of the Neighborhood Activity Center, Snedaker says that it will create a major traffic hazard, but “more importantly, it is out of character for the Village of Richfield - that does not fit.”

One attendee stated after the forum that her family had moved to Richfield from West Allis because of the country appeal, and that her family is opposed to changes that would bring in strip malls, gas stations and other businesses that would transform the village area into a city atmosphere.

"Forums are a great way for candidates to address important issues for their constituents," stated Ginny Maziarka, Eagle Forum of Wisconsin, Washington County president.  "We were grateful to have Randy Melchert attend as our moderator. The voters are hungry for information before the general election, and this is an excellent opportunity for candidates to share with voters why they should belong in office."

Video of the forum can be viewed below.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Watch the VIDEO of the Richfield Trustee Forum HERE

This is the entire video of the Richfield Village Trustee Candidate Forum hosted by Eagle Forum last night, September 8 at the Richfield Elementary School.

Richfield Trustee Forum from Randy Melchert on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Candidates forum scheduled for Sept. 8 in Richfield

    Washington County Eagle Forum will host a forum for candidates for Richfield Board of Trustees at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8.

    The event will be held at the Richfield Elementary School, 3117 Holy Hill Road, Richfield.

    Randy Melchert, former state Assembly candidate and political analyst, will be moderating the forum. Melchert is a past legislative candidate and frequently appears on Wisconsin radio and television discussing civic affairs.

    The format will include an introductory statement by each candidate. Candidates will take turns answering pre-selected questions and will have time for a final statement.

    “Voters appreciate the opportunity to hear the viewpoints of the candidates running for the Village Board,” said Ginny Maziarka, president of Eagle Forum of Washington County.

    “This forum will educate voters on the role their village trustees play in the Richfield area, the philosophy of candidates and ensure that voters make an informed decision on Sept. 14.”

    While no questions from the floor will be taken, residents are encouraged to meet with candidates before or after the debate.

    The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Feingold's Track Record on Social Security/English Language

Don't forget. November 2 is "Take out the trash day"

Let's get rid of them, Democrat or Republican. 

The following are the senators who voted to give illegal aliens
Social Security benefits.
 They are grouped by home state.

 If a state is not listed, there was no voting representative. 

Alaska: Stevens (R)
Arizona : McCain (R)Arkansas : Lincoln (D) Pryor (D)
California : Boxer (D) Feinstein (D)
Colorado : Salazar (D) 
Connecticut : Dodd (D) Lieberman (D)
Delaware : Biden (D) Carper (D) 
Florida : Martinez (R)
Hawaii : Akaka (D) Inouye (D)
Illinois : Durbin (D) Obama (D)
Indiana: Bayh (D) Lugar (R)
Iowa: Harkin (D)
Kansas: Brownback (R)
Louisiana: Landrieu (D)
Maryland: Mikulski (D) Sarbanes (D)
Massachusetts: Kennedy (D) Kerry (D)
Montana: Baucus (D)
Nebraska: Hagel (R)
Nevada: Reid (D)
New Jersey: Lautenberg (D) Menendez (D)
New Mexico: Bingaman (D)
New York: Clinton (D) Schumer (D)
North Dakota : Dorgan (D)
Ohio : DeWine (R) Voinovich(R)
Oregon : Wyden (D)
Pennsylvania : Specter (D)
Rhode Island : Chafee (R) Reed (D)
South Carolina : Graham (R)
South Dakota : Johnson (D)
Vermont : Jeffords (I) Leahy (D)
Washington : Cantwell (D) Murray (D)
West Virginia : Rockefeller (D), by Not Voting
Wisconsin : Feingold (D) Kohl (D)

The following senators voted against making English the official
language of America: 
Akaka (D-HI)
Bayh (D-IN)
Biden (D-DE)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Boxer (D-CA)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Clinton (D-NY)
Dayton (D-MN)
Dodd (D-CT)
Domenici (R-NM)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Jeffords (I-VT)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Kohl (D-WI)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (D-CT)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)
Obama (D-IL)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Salazar (D-CO)Sarbanes (D-MD)
Schumer (D-NY)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Wyden (D-OR)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Richfield Candidate Forum September 8

Candidates forum scheduled for Sept. 8 in Richfield

    Washington County Eagle Forum will host a forum for candidates for Richfield Board of Trustees at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8.

    The event will be held at the Richfield Elementary School, 3117 Holy Hill Road, Richfield.

    Randy Melchert, former state Assembly candidate and political analyst, will be moderating the forum. Melchert is a past legislative candidate and frequently appears on Wisconsin radio and television discussing civic affairs.

    The format will include an introductory statement by each candidate. Candidates will take turns answering pre-selected questions and will have time for a final statement.

    “Voters appreciate the opportunity to hear the viewpoints of the candidates running for the Village Board,” said Ginny Maziarka, president of Eagle Forum of Washington County.

    “This forum will educate voters on the role their village trustees play in the Richfield area, the philosophy of candidates and ensure that voters make an informed decision on Sept. 14.”

    While no questions from the floor will be taken, residents are encouraged to meet with candidates before or after the debate.

    The event is free and open to the public.


Monday, August 30, 2010

Richfield Trustee Candidate Forum, Wednesday, September 8 - Brandner, Snedaker

WEST BEND: Eagle Forum to Host Richfield Trustee Candidate Forum

Richfield, WI, August 27, 2010: Washington County Eagle Forum ( will host a forum for candidates for Richfield Board of Trustees on Wednesday, September 8, at 7:00 p.m.

The event will be held at the Richfield Elementary School, 3117 Holy Hill Road, Richfield. Randy Melchert, former state assembly candidate and political analyst, will be moderating the forum. Melchert is a past legislative candidate and frequently appears on Wisconsin radio and television discussing civic affairs.

The format will include an introductory statement by each candidate. Candidates will take turns answering pre-selected questions and will have time for a final statement.

"Voters appreciate the opportunity to hear the viewpoints of the candidates running for the Village Board. This forum will educate voters on the role their village trustees play in the Richfield area, the philosophy of candidates, and ensure that voters make an informed decision on September 14," said Ginny Maziarka, President of Eagle Forum of Washington County.

While no questions from the floor will be taken, residents are encouraged to meet with candidates before or after the debate.
The event is free and open to the public.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Victory in November Starts NOW!

Attention Eagles:
This time last year, grassroots activists like you began the process of taking our country back from big spending, anti-family liberals by attending Town Hall Meetings and visiting your Members of Congress during summer recess and telling them to say NO to big government legislation like Obamacare and Cap and Trade. 
Because Americans got involved, we are now seeing excellent candidates throughout the country running for Congress on solid conservative principles.
We need you to stay involved to get these conservatives elected and get our country back on the right track.
Here are three things you can do between now and the election to help take back America!

  • Encourage Friends and Family to Vote
  • The election will be here before we know it!  Be sure you’re properly registered to vote and that you have requested an absentee ballot if necessary.  Encourage your friends and family to do the same.  Every vote counts!  Tell your friends and family that in this time of close elections, candidates are winning by several hundred to less than 100 votes.  One Eagle Forum-endorsed candidate won his primary by ONE VOTE on election night. When elections are close, recounts are necessary and that opens the door to greater taxpayer expense and for elections to be stolen.  We want elections to be decided on Election Day by the voters, not weeks later by lawyers and judges.  That’s why we need for everyone to get out and vote! Click here for more information on registering to vote, early voting and obtaining absentee ballots.
  • Become a Poll Watcher
  • We know that liberals will try to steal elections they can’t win on principle through voter fraud.  YOU are the best defense against voter fraud.  Did you know that conservatives are highly underrepresented as poll watchers at polling places throughout the country?  One of the greatest contributions you can make to our great nation is defending the integrity of our voting system by serving as a poll watcher. Click here or contact your local political party representative to find out what you need to do to become a poll watcher. 

  • Identify and Support Conservative Candidates
  • We encourage you to do all you can to help conservatives in your area.  Please contact the campaign.  Get your friends and family together to spend a few hours knocking on doors so others will know who the conservative choice is on Election Day. Campaigns also need money to help defend against liberal attacks.  We encourage you to contribute financially to solid conservative candidates.  We know these are difficult financial times, but even small contributions make a big difference!  Many large donors will not give to candidates unless they show local support, so your donation contributes far more than the cash value. Please visit Eagle Forum’s PAC website regularly to see the candidates who have met our high standard for endorsement, including our 75-question survey, personal interviews with the candidates, and input from our Eagle Forum state leaders.  Click here to help Eagle Forum propel these solid conservative candidates to victory.  You can only vote once for conservative candidates in 2010 but through your contribution to Eagle Forum PAC, you can help elect conservatives throughout the country to take back America!

P.S.  Congress will return from recess in mid-September.  The liberals know their days in power are short, and they’re desperate to use the time they have to “remake America ” into a Socialist nation.  We need to stay vigilant and hold them accountable.  We will continue to let you know what they’re trying to do and what you can do to stop it.  So please, keep watching your email for Eagle Forum Action Alerts and take action! 
P.S.S. Please forward this email to 10 of your friends, encouraging them to subscribeto the Eagle Forum email list.  Subscribers to our email list receive advanced notice of upcoming Town Hall Meetings in their area.

Monday, August 23, 2010

August 2010 Education Reporter now online!

August 2010 Education Reporter

inside this issue . . .

Boycott Home Depot

American Family Association

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The Home Depot says AFA is lying - Here's proof we're not

August 23, 2010

Dear D,

In responding to those who are calling The Home Depot, company 
representatives are telling AFA supporters that AFA is lying.
Here is proof we are telling the truth AND the facts accurately. 
Clicking the thumbnail picture will take you to the larger, online version of the photo.
The Home Depot says AFA is lying. The Home Depot is telling people it is neutral in the homosexual culture war. This picture was taken inside an Ohio Home Depot store in June 2010. Promoting the homosexual lifestyle with corporate-produced signs is far from neutral. It is actvism.
The Home Depot says AFA is lying about its button and apron policy. They say a policy change in April prohibits employees from wearing any buttons or wearing company aprons outside of the store without company approval. This picture was taken at a gay pride parade in Boston in June 2010, three months after the "policy change." The apron is has emblems from the Human Rights Campaign and other homosexual activist organizations. Notice the company name has been rainbow colored.
The Home Depot says AFA is lying about it passing out company-logo items at gay pride parades. These photos shows Home Depot shopping carts filled with foam can coolers, cups, bags and other items bearing The Home Depot logo. These items were handed out along the Chicago Gay Pride Parade route by Home Depot employees.
The Home Depot says AFA is lying because the company doesn't sponsor or support gay pride events. This picture clearly shows The Home Depot is an officially recognized sponsor, only one of many the AFA has documentation for.

1. Sign the Boycott Pledge at
2. Call your local store manager.
 Let the manager know that 
you will not be shopping at The Home Depot until the company 
stops supporting the homosexual agenda. You can find the
number here. (click "Store Finder").
3. Print the paper petition and distribute it at Sunday School 
and church.
It is very important that you forward this alert to your friends 
and family members.


Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association

A few notes...

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE'S WEBSITE LOSES ITS STARS AND STRIPES. Not only does the new website lack patriotism, it contains a quote by a man who paved the way for a greater role for socialists and communists at the U.N. and the global "workers rights movement." The dark-gray themed website predominately displays a quote by C. Wilfred Jenks: "The common law is the will of mankind issuing from the life of the people." In the late 1930s and after WWII, Jenks was a leader of the "international law" movement and a long-time member of the United Nations' International Labor Organization, and author of a number of globalist tracts. While Ashcroft was at the Dept., the website displayed an American flag and the theme colors were red, white, and blue. Spectator, 7-19-10.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Voter Fraud: Did Your Dead Uncle Vote in 2009?

This Week in Fighting Voter Fraud:

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In the 2008 election, Barb Struck of Ozaukee County discovered that her deceased mother’s name was still on the polling list.  In an attempt to have her mother’s name removed she discovered her mother voted in a previous election after she had passes away!  What a surprise, her mother was always determined but this was beyond the pale!  So Barb went about getting the name taken off the list and after communicating with the Government Accountability Board, the name was finally removed.

Now it’s your turn, do you know someone who may still be listed on the state voter registration list and shouldn’t be?  There is an easy way to find out; this is how you do it:

There is a very valuable tool on the internet called “VPA” – Voter Public Access( ).  By entering a name and birthdate you can check the voting status of your mother, father, children, aunts, uncles, all of your family and friends, living, deceased, or those who have moved to another area.  Who knows, you may discover that someone who died or moved out of state is still voting!   If so, call your municipal clerk (Google: “wis municipal clerks” for name and contact information) and have the incorrect name removed from the list.  If the “name” is in another municipality call the Government Accountability Board at 608-266-8005.

While you’re at it, why don’t you call your municipal clerk or GAB and ask them for all the names registered at your address?  If there are incorrect names, ask them to have them removed. 

IMPORTANT:  In both of the above scenarios, if you have found an incorrect registration, you can ask if that “name” voted in any of the last elections.  Or you can enter the name and birthdate into , click on the name, scroll down to “View Your Voting History” and determine if this “name” voted in past elections. 

If there was a vote, A FELONY has been committed.  We encourage you to file a criminal complaint at your local district attorney’s office.  Make sure your D.A. copies you, as well as Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. 

Right now, there are 70,000 names on the statewide voter registration list that have failed the required identification checks, but the Government Accountability Board is hesitant to take these names off because they might “disenfranchise” someone.  Never mind the fact that these people could simply reregister if their names were removed in error.  Names that no longer should be on the list are still “active” and can be used by those who do not play by the rules.