Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Reilly, Van De Water lock heads at Eagle Forum event in West Bend

Circuit Court Judges and Washington County Supervisor candidates shared viewpoints and some strong words at a forum at the West Bend City Council Chambers last night. Judge Linda Van De Water and Judge Paul Reilly squared off first, followed by Washington County Supervisor candidates at the forum sponsored by Eagle Forum of Wisconsin-Washington County Chapter. Randy Melchert, former candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly, moderated the event.

Here is some video of the closing commentaries:

JUDGE LINDA VAN DE WATER:

JUDGE PAUL REILLY:


Things cooled off and a more amicable tone was set with the Washington County Supervisor candidates, who participated in the second half of the candidate forum. Three of the ten invited supervisor candidates, Robert Adam (inc.) and Michael Bassill, both District 5, and John Bichler, District 7 challenger, shared their platform for accomplishments if elected. Closing remarks will be posted once video is obtained.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Liberty Counsel sues against Government Takeover of Healthcare

It's only begun.


Prior to midnight yesterday, Liberty Counsel filed a federal lawsuit against the newly signed healthcare law on behalf of Liberty University. The suit names as defendants the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, and the U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, in their official capacities overseeing the enormous government expansion in health care regulations.

Forcing health insurance on every person and employer is a stunning example of arbitrary power the Constitution does not give to federal bureaucrats.


Read more HERE.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Health Care Bill Passes 219 - 212, Off to Obama's Desk

From the desk of Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum:

Washington, D.C. - Phyllis Schlafly, president and founder of the conservative grassroots public policy organization Eagle Forum, made the following remarks after the public announcement that formerly pro-life Democrat Bart Stupak (D-MI) will cast a "yes" vote for the Senate health care bill today in the House.
UPDATE: Just before 11pm Eastern, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) by a vote of 219 to 212 (Roll Call 165).

"It is na├»ve for any elected official, especially one who describes himself as ‘pro-life,' to expect that a promise to issue an Executive Order that reasserts the intentions of the Hyde Amendment will be fulfilled by the most pro-abortion president to ever sit in the White House. Perhaps Mr. Stupak and his fellow pro-life Democrats forget that President Obama's first Executive Order was the repeal of the Mexico City Policy to allow for international funding of abortion."

"Not only would an Executive Order be rendered meaningless in the face of Congress passing legislation which actively provides for the massive expansion and funding of abortion services, but anyone who doubts the abortion tsunami which awaits this bill becoming law lives in a fantasy world."

"Barack Obama has lined every existing federal agency with the most dedicated pro-abortion ideologues, and we know that he will continue this pattern of pro-abortion appointments when it comes time for him to fill the over-100 bureaucracies created to administer his socialized health care program."

"Any formerly pro-life Democrat who voted ‘Yes' on the Senate health care bill tonight will be forever remembered as being among the deciding votes which facilitated the largest expansion of abortion services since Roe v. Wade."

"Mr. Stupak and his Democrat followers have now clarified that you cannot be pro-life and be a Democrat. If abortion was truly their biggest issue, they wouldn't willfully align themselves with the Party of Death."

"This vote has exposed the myth of the ‘pro-life Democrat.' With this single vote, the Democratic Party has divided our nation into the Democrat Party of Death and the Republican Party of Life, and future elections will never be the same."


Saturday, March 20, 2010

BALLOTS ARE IN - VOTE NOW

The ballots are ready! Did you know you can start voting TODAY?

Carpool! Take your neighbors, your elderly parents, and encourage college students to get to the city hall or your local polling place and VOTE TODAY. Then you are DONE. No voting on April 6th if you do it now, and you don't have to clear the date or try to remember, either!

Get at least 10 people you know to do this! ABSENTEE VOTING IS OUR BEST WAY TO ENSURE THOSE WHO WOULDN'T ORDINARILY VOTE to get in and ensure their voice is heard!

The list of polling places is below!

This is a list of municipalities in the school district of West Bend with complete contact information:

1) City of West Bend: West Bend City Hall, Attn: City Clerk, 1115 S Main St, West Bend 53095

Hours: M-F 8-4:30, Ph 262-335-5100

2) Town of Jackson: Town Hall, 3146 Division Rd, Jackson 53037

Ph 262-677-4048

3) Village of Jackson: Village Hall, N168W20733 Main St, Jackson 53037

Hours: M-F 8-4:30, or use drop box Ph 262-677-9001

4) Town of Addison: Addison Town Hall, 127 First St, PO Box 481, Allenton 53002

Hours: M 12:30-3, Th 9-11 Ph 262-629-5420

5) Town of Barton: Barton Town Hall, 3482 Town Hall Road, Kewaskum 53040

Ph 262-334-2765

6) Town of Polk: Polk Town Hall, 3680 WI-60, Slinger 53086

Hours: M-Th 7:30-12, Ph 262-677-2123

7) Town of Trenton: Trenton Town Hall, 1071 Hwy 33 East, West Bend

**Mailing address: Town of Trenton, PO Box 259, Newburg 53060

Hours: Fri 9:30-2 Ph 262-675-6009

8 ) Village of Newburg: Newburg Village Hall, 614 Main St, PO Box 50 West Bend 53060

Hours: M-F 9-5, Ph 262-675-2160

9) Town of West Bend: West Bend Town Hall, 6355 CTY Rd Z, West Bend 53095

Hours: M 10-3, W 12-6, Th 10-2 Ph 262-338-3417

RICHFIELD CANDIDATES SHARE CONCERNS AT EAGLE FORUM EVENT

March 17, 2010

Richfield:
Area candidates shared their vision of local government at a forum at the Richfield Elementary School last night. Three candidates for the Richfield village board and the Richfield Joint School Board talked to residents at the forum sponsored by Eagle Forum of Wisconsin. All candidates for were invited, and candidates unable to attend were offered the opportunity to provide literature for attendees. State Rep. Don Pridemore (R-Hartford) moderated the event.

Michael Shea, village board candidate, brought a copy of the $3 million village budget and discussed the need to prioritize expenditures. Budget approval would need to be "examined under a microscope." Shea stated he was running because he "didn't like what's going on in the village." Responding to a question regarding upholding integrity on the village board, Shea said one should "live on your morals and whether your word is any good." His motto is "tell the truth or get out." As for TIF districts, Shea adamantly proclaimed, "forget it" and "It's a big fat failure at the expense of taxpayers."

Unemployment was addressed and Shea felt that re-examining municipal contracts to "see what is being done inefficiently" was the key. His goal as village trustee would be to outsource services to local companies. A former police officer of 29.5 years, Shea feels that [we] "under-utilize people in our jails."

A controversial issue within the village of Richfield is the movement of the public comment period to the end of village board meetings. Shea stated his opposition to this decision by the village board and felt that "the public that pays the salaries of these people should be the first ones up" at the meetings.

As to why he would be the best candidate for the trustee position, Shea regarded the fact that he was the only trustee candidate to clear his calendar for tonight's forum. "You have to demonstrate to people that you're willing to tackle the problems."

Howard Wolf and Blair Rogacki, both Richfield school board candidates, agreed on a number of hot-topic issues, such as parental consent prior to Comprehensive Sex Education classes and keeping social justice curriculum out of primary education. Wolf said schools should be "molding young minds with facts, not indoctrinating with those who are opining."

School funding has raised concerns among taxpayers who are already strapped during tough economic times. Wolf explained "We only tax for what we need." Both candidates, again, cited the lack of financial assistance from the government. Rogacki, labeling himself a fiscal conservative, stated the formula was basically "you have a pot of money available to spend and services that need to be provided. You prioritize and do what you can." Wolf would like to "mentor new board members" during his tenure so that all his work "won't be for naught."

"This was a great opportunity to give taxpayers the chance to hear directly from the candidates," stated Ginny Maziarka, Eagle Forum of Wisconsin, Washington County president. "We were thrilled to have Rep. Pridemore attend as our moderator. There is a real need for one-on-one time with candidates before the general election, to share with voters why they should belong in office."

Video of the forum can be viewed below or by clicking HERE.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Richfield Candidate Forum Connects with Taxpayers



Area candidates shared their vision of local government at a forum at the Richfield Elementary School last night. Three candidates for the Richfield village board and the Richfield Joint School Board talked to residents at the forum sponsored by Eagle Forum of Wisconsin. All candidates for were invited, and candidates unable to attend were offered the opportunity to provide literature for attendees. State Rep. Don Pridemore (R-Hartford) moderated the event.

The following video includes both trustee and school board candidate forums.

Richfield Candidate Forum from Randy Melchert on Vimeo.


RICHFIELD SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES CLOSING REMARKS:








Wednesday, March 17, 2010

All Out War - DO YOUR PART TO STOP HEALTH CARE BILL

TAKE ACTION TODAY!

Call or email your member of Congress today! Click here to find out who your representative is!
Urge your representative to oppose and block any procedure that moves this bill forward.

House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), is ready to "deem" the Health Care bill "passed" in the House. This dangerous tactic would allow this bill to go down in history as passed without a House vote!

As written, this Health Care bill includes FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ABORTION.

Help put a STOP to this horrendous bill.

IF YOU LIVE NEAR THE OFFICE OF ONE OF OUR FEDERAL LEGISLATORS, ESPECIALLY THE PRO-ABORTION DEMOCRATIC LEGISLATORS, PLEASE MAKE IT A PRIORITY TO GO TO THAT OFFICE IN PERSON AND EXPRESS YOUR DISPLEASURE WITH THE NEW ANTI-LIFE OBAMACARE PLAN AND THE MILITANT EFFORT BY CONGRESS TO FORCE THIS DEADLY AGENDA ON AMERICA.

Make phone calls to Wash. DC and District offices immediately. Again, Click here to find out who your representative is!

Don't wait - or it will be too late.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Richfield Trustees/School Board Candidates to have LOCAL FORUM March 17

Eagle Forum to Host
Richfield Trustee/School Board Candidate Forum

Richfield, WI, March 13, 2010: Washington County Eagle Forum will host a forum for candidates for Richfield Board of Trustees and School Board candidates on March 17, at 7:00 p.m.

The event will be held at the Richfield Elementary School, 3117 Holy Hill Road, Richfield. Rep. Don Pridemore (R), 99th District, will be moderating the forum.

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 County Board. This forum will educate voters on the role their supervisors play in Washington County, the philosophy of candidates, and ensure that voters make an informed decision on April 6th," said Ginny Maziarka, President of Eagle Forum of Washington County.

Maziarka invites Washington County/Richfield residents with questions for County Supervisor candidates to forward them to Eagle Forum for possible inclusion in the debate at eagleforumwc@gmail.com no later than March 16.

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

PUBLIC SCHOOLS collecting far more personal info than needed

Phyllis Schlafly reports:
Far more personal information on students than is necessary is being collected by public schools,according to the Fordham Law School Center on Law and Information Policy, which investigated education records in all 50 states. States are failing to safeguard students' privacy and protect them from data misuse.

Some states collect a lot of data that has nothing to do with student test scores, including Social Security numbers, disciplinary records, family wealth indicators, student pregnancies, student mental health, illness, and jail sentences. A couple of states record the date of a student's last medical exam and a student's weight.

The Fordham study reported that this collection of information is often not compliant with a 35-year-old law, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The only punishment for a FERPA violation is for the Department of Education to withhold federal education funding, but the Department has never done that.

The building of databases that track students from pre-school through entry into the workforce began with the emphasis in the 1990s on testing and standards, and was expanded under "No Child Left Behind" mandates. This data collection has been proceeding at what observers call a "breakneck pace" under the Obama Administration because of the offer of federal grants awarded through the Race to the Top competition, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and $250 million in Stimulus funds.

Fordham law professor Joel R. Reidenberg, who oversaw the Fordham study, said that states are "trampling the privacy interests of those students." He warns that years later, when these kids are adults, information from their elementary, middle and high school years can easily be misused by hackers and others.


READ MORE HERE

Monday, March 8, 2010

EAGLE FORUM COLLEGIATE SUMMIT

So, are you ready for a REAL education?

Eagle Forum Collegians is pleased to announce the 2010 Leadership Summit. On July 15 and 16, come listen to great speakers, from seasoned politicians to authors to experts in various fields, network with fellow conservative college students, and learn all the things your liberal professors don't want you to know!

For more information, email blake@eagleforum.org .

Apply HERE.


For 17 years, Eagle Forum Collegians has hosted a gathering of college students from across the nation for two day conference intended to educate students about the crises facing their college campuses, inspire action against professors and policies with a Liberal Agenda and share stories of SUCCESS from current and former college students who took on the Left at their school - AND WON!

ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION INFO

Vote at your convenience!

Not sure if you'll be home on April 6th? Afraid you may forget? Going on vacation? Unforeseen emergencies can arise and keep you from casting your important vote. Why take chances?

VOTE EARLY!

To download and print your application (simple - takes 2 min. to fill out), click HERE.

You'll receive your ballot in the mail.

COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT! Those students who list their permanent address within the WB School District may vote using absentee balloting.

Here is a list of municipalities in the school district of West Bend with complete contact information:


1) City of West Bend: West Bend City Hall, Attn: City Clerk, 1115 S Main St, West Bend 53095

Hours: M-F 8-4:30, Ph 262-335-5100

2) Town of Jackson: Town Hall, 3146 Division Rd, Jackson 53037

Ph 262-677-4048

3) Village of Jackson: Village Hall, N168W20733 Main St, Jackson 53037

Hours: M-F 8-4:30, or use drop box Ph 262-677-9001

4) Town of Addison: Addison Town Hall, 127 First St, PO Box 481, Allenton 53002

Hours: M 12:30-3, Th 9-11 Ph 262-629-5420

5) Town of Barton: Barton Town Hall, 3482 Town Hall Road, Kewaskum 53040

Ph 262-334-2765

6) Town of Polk: Polk Town Hall, 3680 WI-60, Slinger 53086

Hours: M-Th 7:30-12, Ph 262-677-2123

7) Town of Trenton: Trenton Town Hall, 1071 Hwy 33 East, West Bend

**Mailing address: Town of Trenton, PO Box 259, Newburg 53060

Hours: Fri 9:30-2 Ph 262-675-6009

8 ) Village of Newburg: Newburg Village Hall, 614 Main St, PO Box 50 West Bend 53060

Hours: M-F 9-5, Ph 262-675-2160

9) Town of West Bend: West Bend Town Hall, 6355 CTY Rd Z, West Bend 53095

Hours: M 10-3, W 12-6, Th 10-2 Ph 262-338-3417

Friday, March 5, 2010

Sensenbrenner Town Hall Meetings THIS WEEKEND

Topic: Town Hall
Official: Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI 5th)
When: 03/06/2010
Starts: 09:00 AM
Where: Mequon Public Safety Building
Training Room, Lower Level
11300 North Buntrock Avenue
Mequon, WI 53092


Topic: Town Hall
Official: Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI 5th)
When: 03/06/2010
Starts: 01:00 PM
Where: Germantown Village Hall
N112 W17001 Mequon Road
Germantown, WI 53022


Topic: Town Hall
Official: Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI 5th)
When: 03/07/2010
Starts: 07:00 PM
Where: Menomonee Falls Village Hall
W156n8480 Pilgrim Rd
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

EAGLE FORUM hosting candidate forum for COUNTY SUPERVISOR, APPEALS COURT

Eagle Forum of Wisconsin-Washington County will host a forum for candidates for Washington County Supervisors and District II Court of Appeals Judge, March 31, at 6:30 p.m.

The event will be held at the City Council Chambers, 1115 S. Main Street, West Bend.

The format will include an introductory statement by each candidate. Candidates will take turns answering questions and will be allowed conclusion time.

The moderator will be Randy Melchert, former state assembly candidate and political analyst. Eagle Forum is offering this event as a community service to the greater Washington County area. The forum will be aired multiple times on the West Bend Community Cable channel, reaching West Bend on Charter channel 99, Washington County / Dodge County / Sheboygan on Charter channel 987, throughout Milwaukee on AT&T uVerse channel 99, as well as online for later viewing.
District II Court of Appeals candidates Judge Paul Reilly and and Judge Linda Van De Water will be first on the agenda, followed by candidates for County Supervisor seats from the City and Town of West Bend.

Ginny Maziarka, President of Eagle Forum of Washington County, asks Washington County residents with questions for Supervisor candidates to forward them to Eagle Forum at eagleforumwc@gmail.com or by mail at P.O. Box 1145, West Bend, WI 53095 no later than March 20. Questions will be pre-screened for appropriateness and duplication.

No direct debate will be permitted, and no questions will be taken from the floor.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, email eagleforumwc@gmail.com.