Thursday, December 8, 2011

National Popular Vote = Bad Idea

By Phyllis Schlafly:

Moving quietly under cover of presidential debates and the enormous publicity given to the race for the Republican nomination is a plan to change how U.S. Presidents are elected. It would bypass the procedure spelled out in the U.S. Constitution which has been used successfully for over two centuries. 


NPV is an attempt to achieve the longtime liberal goal of getting rid of the Electoral College. Instead of proposing an amendment that would first need to be passed by Congress and then ratified by three-fourths of the states (38), NPV is a scheme to deviously bypass the grand design of our U.S. Constitution


People who pretend that the Electoral College system is undemocratic are not only ignorant of the history and purposes of the U.S. Constitution, but they probably don't even understand baseball. Basing the election on a plurality of the popular vote while ignoring the states would be like the New York Yankees claiming they won the 1960 World Series because they outscored the Pirates in runs 55-27 and in hits 91-60. Yet, the Pirates fairly won that World Series, 4 games to 3, and no one challenges their victory. 

Read entire article HERE

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Phyllis Schlafly Named 3rd Most Powerful Conservative Woman

Via The Blaze:

The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute and Human Events have collaborated to bring us the Most Influential Conservative Women in America.
According to a letter from Alyssa Cordova, lecture director of  CBLPI, the organization decided to pull together this top 10 list to “promote mentors and women leaders from all walks of life who are committed to the constitutional principles of individual freedom, economic liberty, limited government, personal responsibility, and traditional values [...].”
Phyllis Schlafly: Schlafly is the founder and president of Eagle Forum and advocated against and rallied other women to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s. Rep. Steve King in his profile on Schlafly writes that she is “one of conservatism’s most successful grassroots activists.”

Saturday, November 26, 2011

November NEWS & NOTES


MICHIGAN EAGLE FORUM HOSTS SEMINAR FEATURING PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY, FRANK GAFFNEY, AND JOHN MCMANUS. On November 12, Eagles gathered for a one-day seminar titled: "Fundamentally Transforming America." 
U.S. HOUSE REAFFIRMS "IN GOD WE TRUST" MOTTO RESOLUTION 396-9.  President Obama criticized the House action by stating "That's not putting people back to work.  I trust in God, but God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people back to work" (video). 

and more.....  CLICK HERE

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Why the Super Committee Failed - HENSARLING

Via Eagle Forum:

The Wall Street Journal, Nov 22 - All now know that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction has failed to reach an agreement. While there will still be $1.2 trillion of spending cuts as guaranteed under the Budget Control Act, we regrettably missed a historic opportunity to lift the burden of debt and help spur economic growth and job creation. Americans deserve an explanation.....Unfortunately, the committee's challenge was made more difficult by President Obama. Since the committee was formed, he has demanded more stimulus spending and issued a veto threat against any proposed committee solution to the spending problem that was not coupled with a massive tax increase.
Despite the president's disappointing lack of leadership, I believe my co-chair, Sen. Patty Murray, and every Democrat acted with honor and integrity and negotiated in good faith to the end. It was, of course, difficult to negotiate with six Democrats who, as Democratic committee member Jim Clyburn said on Nov. 13, "never coalesced around a plan" themselves. But I believe this failure was not due to lack of effort or commitment.

Ultimately, the committee did not succeed because we could not bridge the gap between two dramatically competing visions of the role government should play in a free society, the proper purpose and design of the social safety net, and the fundamentals of job creation and economic growth.

A great opportunity has been missed, but America's fate will not be sealed by the failure of a temporary congressional committee. Spending cuts will begin anyway in 2013, but in a manner many of us, including our secretary of defense, believe could fundamentally harm our national security. I am committed to ensuring that full deficit reduction is realized, but Congress must work to achieve these savings in a more sensible manner that does not make us less safe. 

As Winston Churchill said, "Americans can always be trusted to do the right thing, once all other possibilities have been exhausted." Despite my disappointment with the committee's setback, I remain confident that we will yet again prove Churchill right. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Eagle Forum NEWS & NOTES 11/11/11

Read NEWS & NOTES by clicking HERE!

LISTEN TO EAGLE FORUM LIVE. Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon (CST) on 40 stations across the country. Also accessible on the Internet: at Bott Radio Network This week, Phyllis Schlafly will interview Marcello Pera on "Can Democracy Survive Without Christianity?" 

Majority Whip has new cell phone App - check it out!

If you have a smart phone of any type, and you want tokeep in touch and follow Congress... The Republicans have created an App for that!


Sensenbrenner Town Hall Meeting *WEST BEND* November 19

Upcoming Town Hall meeting: 

Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI 5th) 

When: 11/19/2011

Starts: 09:00 AM

Where: West Bend City Hall 

1115 South Main Street 

West Bend, WI

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

SCHLAFLY: Mexican Trucks Are On Our Roads

From Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum:

After years of negative votes in Congress and the opposition of the American people, on October 21 Barack Obama allowed the first Mexican truck to cross the border at Laredo, Texas and head north to deliver door-to-door service of its load of industrial equipment. This implemented an agreement quietly signed by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in Mexico City on July 6 with Mexico's secretary of Communications and Transportation. 

Read the entire article HERE.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Schlafly: Saying goodbye to the WTO

The World Trade Organization just ruled against the United States again. A "dispute resolution panel" of WTO representatives from Pakistan, Portugal and Switzerland ruled that U.S. laws requiring Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) violate free trade.
It's time for the United States to wave goodbye to this impertinent New World Order bunch of bureaucrats in Geneva (a sort of Economic United Nations) who think they can dictate our trade policies. That's unconstitutional anyway because the U.S. Constitution specifically gives Congress the power "to regulate commerce with foreign nations."

Read the rest of the article HERE

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sensenbrenner Town Hall Meeting *KEWASKUM* TOMORROW

Official: Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI 5th) 
        When: 09/27/2011
Starts: 09:00 AM
Where: Kewaskum Village Hall 204 First Street Kewaskum, WI 

Eagle Forum LIVE

LISTEN TO EAGLE FORUM LIVE. Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon (CST) on 40 stations across the country. Also accessible on the Internet: at Bott Radio NetworkThis week, Phyllis Schlafly will interview Mike McCormick on "Gulity Until Proven Innocent."

September Eagle Forum News & Notes

Just a few of the numerous updates in this week's EF News & Notes:

TEN COMMANDMENTS FORBIDDEN AGAIN. A federal judge ruled in July that Dixie County (a rural county in Florida) has 30 days to remove a granite monument of the Ten Commandments from the steps of the county courthouse in Cross City, where it has sat since 2006. Of course, this was the result of a suit by the ACLU, charging that the monument is a violation of separation of church and state. Dixie County officials said there never has been a single negative comment about the monument from anyone living in the community. The, 7-18-11.

PUBLICIZE YOUR EVENTS AND FIND MORE MEMBERS FOR YOUR EAGLE FORUM CHAPTER ON FREEDOMCONNECTOR. FreedomWorks designed to make it easy for you to find like-minded activists to grow your group! You can post events you are hosting on FreedomConnector to recruit other activists in your area!

A PRO-LIFE REPUBLICAN PARTY: GIULIANI ADMITS PRO-ABORTION STANCE HINDERS GOP NOMINATION. "I'm simply not that conservative on social issues, and I'm not willing to change just to become president," said Giuliani at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., 9-6-11.

READ News & Notes in it's entirety HERE.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Citizens Gather from Across the Country
Phyllis Schlafly will host the 40th annual Eagle Council on September 16-18, at Arlington, Virginia at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. Some 250 leaders from 50 states are expected to attend. Eagle Council XL opens at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 16 and ends at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 18.

Headline speakers will include Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, and Phyllis Schlafly, president and founder of Eagle Forum. Saturday will feature in-depth sessions on integrating the latest technologies into winning campaigns, the Republican presidential nominating process, school tax and bond elections, effective pro-life legislation, preeminence of American law, Agenda 21, Voter Registration Reform, and saving the Electoral College.

The Fulltime Homemaker Award, to recognize the high value of motherhood and personal sacrifice, will be presented on Saturday evening to Teiro Cuccinelli, wife of Ken Cuccinelli.

"Eagle Councils are always a combination of informative speeches and training to build effective citizen activists," said Schlafly. "The Council will present an opportunity to learn from specialists in campaign technology and strategy, volunteer lobbying on specific pro-family issues, and use of the internet and social networking websites."

Eagle Forum, a national conservative pro-family organization of volunteers, was founded in 1972 in St. Louis. It has about 80,000 members nationwide, with chapters in every state and offices in Washington, D.C., St. Louis, Missouri, and Alton, Illinois. Eagle Forum trains its members to participate in the public policymaking function, especially in education, foreign policy, and constitutional issues.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

China - What the candidates aren't talking about

From Phyllis Schlafly:

The media are absorbed with the race for the Republican presidential nomination, commenting on daily fluctuations in the polls, and predicting who will win. But why are they omitting discussion of the elephant in the room — China?

Read more HERE...

Eagle Forum -- August News and Notes

This...and HERE to read all the News and Notes from Eagle Forum this month.

KOMEN FOR THE CURE AFFILIATES GAVE OVER $569,000 TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD. A study by the American Life League reveals that Komen for the Cure foundation, a breast cancer charity, has 18 affiliates that gave over $569,000 to Planned Parenthood in 2010. A 2008 Annual Report from Planned Parenthood shows its breast cancer services decreased by 4% and abortion procedures increased by 6%. Komen affiliates contributed about $3.3 million to Planned Parenthood from 2004-2009. Several Catholic Bishops have instructed churches and schools they oversee not to fundraise for Komen for the Cure because of its ties to Planned Parenthood; the latest includes Bishop Frederick F. Campbell of Columbus, Ohio., 8-25-11.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Scandals in the Classroom - Phyllis Schlafly

Elementary school curriculum isn't just about the three R's any more. Reading, 'Riting and 'Rithmetic now have to make time for lessons in gender diversity and for nosy questionnaires that lead kids into teen sex and illegal drug usage.

Students in all grades at Oakland, California's Redwood Heights Elementary School were given two days of gender diversity lessons designed to teach them that gender is not confined to the "binary concept" of two options. The lessons promoted "gender neutrality," the concept that no distinctions between male and female should be legally allowed.

AUGUST 2011 Phyllis Schlafly Report now available

Go HERE to read the latest Phyllis Schlafly Report online.

Friday, July 15, 2011

VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) Must Be Rewritten

By Phyllis Schlafly

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), now up for reauthorization, is in major need of revision. Its billion-dollar-a-year price tag spent by the radical feminists to pursue their ideology and goals (known as feminist pork) make it an embarrassment to Members of Congress who voted for it.For 30 years, the feminists have been pretending that their goal is to abolish all sex discrimination, eliminating all gender differences no matter how reasonable. When it comes to domestic violence, however, feminist dogma preaches that there is an innate gender difference: men are naturally batterers and women are naturally victims (i.e., gender profiling).
Starting with its title, VAWA is just about as sex discriminatory as legislation can get. It is written and implemented to oppose the abuse of women and to punish men.

Read more HERE

Friday, July 8, 2011

Tea Party CYBER TOUR - July 13 with Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly invites you to join her on the Tea Party Cyber Tour on July 13th from 6:30-7:30 pm EDT where she will be the star guest for the evening. This tele-forum town hall style event will be moderated by nationally syndicated radio talk show host, Rusty Humphries, and give you the opportunity to ask questions about issues that concern you the most from the comfort of your own home. The success of this town hall is based on you. Please think of several questions to ask Phyllis Schlafly before the call begins; this will ensure a thought-provoking and educational experience.

To participate in this event, please click on the link below, register by filling out the requested information, and we will call you when the event starts on Wednesday July 13th.

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. EST
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. CST
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. MST
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. PST

Phyllis Schlafly has been a national leader of the conservative movement since 1964. As an influential political activist for both Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan, she has been honored in many circles. In fact, Ladies’ Home Journal named her one of the 100 most important women of the 20th century. Always ahead of the curve, Phyllis Schlafly never ceases to surprise conservatives with her political insight and inspire us all with her knowledge. This is an event neither you, nor your friends, will want to miss. Always make sure to send this link to your friends, as they must sign up to participate in the call.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Protect DOMA: Support the Foxx-Burton Amendment!

Protect DOMA: Support the Foxx-Burton Amendment!
July 5, 2011
Our friends at the Center for Military Readiness just informed us that one of our favorite Members of Congress, Virginia Foxx (R-NC), has proposed an amendment to ensure that defense dollars are not used to violate the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  Please urge your Congressman to support this effort.
In a hasty effort to implement the reversal of the 1993 law prohibiting homosexuals from openly serving in the military, often called “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which Congress approved during the lame duck session last December, the Navy Chief of Chaplains issued a memorandum stating that chaplains could perform same sex marriages once the ban was lifted. However, after traditional marriage defenders and concerned citizens like you protested this potential violation of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Navy reversed its position.
Congresswoman Foxx and her co-sponsor Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN) plan to offer this language as a limiting amendment to the House Defense Appropriations Bill, H.R. 2219, which will be considered on the House floor tomorrow:“No funds under the act may be used for activities in contravention of Public Law 104-199, the Defense of Marriage Act.”
As you can see, the Foxx-Burton Amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill is clean and simple but all-encompassing. The legislation simply expresses the intent of Congress that in all military policies, regulations, programs, and matters involving benefits, funds may not be used for activities in contravention of the Defense of Marriage Act.
Rep. Foxx  will offer her amendment on the floor, probably late in the day TOMORROW – Wednesday, July 6.  
Some talking points in support of the amendment, which is consistent with two amendments already approved as part of the House Defense Authorization Bill, are linked here:
It is extremely important that this amendment get the full support it deserves.
Call your Congressman and tell him or her to take a stand for traditional marriage by voting for the Foxx-Burton amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill (H.R. 2219). 
Capitol Switchboard 202-224-3121

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Topic: General
Official: Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI 5th) 
When: 06/30/2011
Starts: 10:00 AM
Where: Addison Town Hall 
127 First Street 
Allenton, WI 53002 

Topic: General
Official: Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI 5th) 
When: 06/30/2011
Starts: 10:45 AM
Where: Jackson Village Hall 
N168 W20733 Main Street 
Jackson, WI 53037 

Topic: General
Official: Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI 5th) 
When: 06/30/2011
Starts: 09:00 AM
Where: Kewaskum Village Hall 
204 First Street 
Kewaskum, WI 53040 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Gay Club Denied School-Sponsored Status - Sues District

This week the West Bend School District board members voted to deny school-sponsored club status to the Gay/Straight Alliance, a militant, political homosexual club.

Just before the vote, Board member Randy Marquardt made it clear that he did not appreciate being told by the GSA attorneys that the board must approve this club or risk a lawsuit. He did not feel they were in violation of any statutes or laws. Marquardt further stated that curricular and policy ties claimed by the GSA's application were a stretch to make them fit the GSA, and he did not agree that the GSA fit the policy for a co-curricular. With that said, the three conservative board members denied the application from the GSA to obtain school sponsorship.

Much appreciation to Randy Marquardt, Tim Stepanski and Dave Weigand who stood firm in their representation of our conservative school district.  The fourth conservative school board member, Bart Williams, was out of town on business, but has stated he stands in agreement with this decision.

Local attorneys, Waring Fincke and Dan Patrykus, have filed a federal lawsuit against the West Bend School District claiming discrimination.

Emails of support may be sent to:,,,

Letters to the editor of the West Bend Daily News may be sent to:

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sensenbrenner Town Hall Meeting *SLINGER* AND *RICHFIELD* May 15/16

Topic: General
Official: Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI 5th) 
When: 05/15/2011
Starts: 01:00 PM
Where: Slinger Village Hall 
300 Slinger Road 
Slinger, WI 53086 

Topic: General
Official: Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI 5th) 
When: 05/16/2011
Starts: 07:00 PM
Where: Richfield Village Hall 
4128 Hubertus Road 
Richfield, WI 53076 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

WVCY "In Focus" Interview re: Youth Risk Behavior Survey

I was invited to WVCY's "In Focus" program with Jim Schneider to explain the dangerous and overstepping "Youth Risk Behavior Survey."

You can read about the survey HERE:

The survey has now been administered in our West Bend School District.  Contact your local school board and let them know you would not like to see this again in our District.

School Board Contact Information:

President- Randy Marquardt:
Vice-President- Tim Stepanski:
Clerk-Bart Williams:
Treasurer- Rick Parks:
Board Member:  Dave Weigand:
Board Member:  Todd Miller:
Board Member:  Kris Beaver:

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Attorneys Needed for Recount Observation and Advocacy

From National Eagle Forum News & Notes:


On April 20, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser's opponent, JoAnne Kloppenburg, announced that she will seek a costly statewide recount despite the fact that she trails by an insurmountable 7,316 votes. Attorneys willing to volunteer their time to act as observers and advocates for Justice David Prosser at recount sites throughout Wisconsin should contact Andy Cook at 608-219-4632 or Recount could start as early as April 26.

DPI "Sex Survey" to be administered in West Bend School District

Parents in the West Bend School District (WBSD) were sent a letter advising them of the "Youth Risk Behavior Survey" that was to be administered to "selected" students.  The letter does not indicate the date the survey would be administered.  The letter does not state where the survey could be accessed and viewed.  Parents have been asked to make a decision about their child's participation in the survey based on the District's assurance in the letter that the survey would cause "little to no harm" to their child.  Students are considered "opted in" unless "opted out" as the District chose the "passive parental permission" form.

Parents would only be able to have access to the survey by going in to the West Bend High School office on their own time and requesting to view it.  The 2009 version could be found on the DPI (Department of Public Instruction) website.  The District has since posted the 2011 survey for both middle and high schools on the WBSD website.

The survey crosses personal and parental boundaries with questions that want to know:

If your child is bisexual, homosexual, heterosexual or "not sure." (on high school survey).
If your child has sex with males or females, or males and females.
If your child uses contraception when they have sex.
How many people your child has had sex with.
If your child drank or did drugs before having sex.

The survey explains that a child could become so depressed about the future that they may consider suicide, and goes on to query:

If your child has seriously attempted suicide.
If your child has made a plan to attempt suicide.
How many times your child attempted suicide in the past.

The survey is extensive and should be viewed by all parents throughout the state of Wisconsin whose children attend public schools.  Taxpayers have a vested interested in the administration of this survey, which is taken during classroom time, according to the parent letter.  The WB East High School principal has stated it will take a total of two hours for the classroom teacher to give this survey to students.

The middle school version can be found HERE.

The high school version can be found HERE.

Contact info for West Bend School Board Members is as follows:

Bart Williams
Todd Miller
Kris Beaver
Dave Weigand
Randy Marquardt
Tim Stepanski
Rick Parks

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sensenbrenner Town Hall Meetings *KEWASKUM, JACKSON* TOMORROW

Topic: General
Official: Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI 5th) 
When: 04/20/2011
Starts: 09:00 AM
Where: Kewaskum Village Hall 
204 First Street 
Kewaskum, WI 53040 

Topic: General
Official: Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI 5th) 
When: 04/20/2011
Starts: 10:45 AM
Where: Jackson Village Hall 
N168 W20733 Main Street 
Jackson, WI 53037 

April 2011 Phyllis Schlafly Report Available On Line

Contrary to Obama's political rhetoric, more taxpayer spending to send more students to college will not reduce unemployment or improve the economy. It's just Obama's way of finagling the unemployment statistics by listing young people as students instead of as unemployed.

A report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland confirmed that when it comes to long-term unemployment, the length of unemployment is unrelated to education level. Although employment is higher for people with more years of education, the duration of unemployment is the same for all education levels.

A new phrase is now commonly included in job ads for all kinds of positions: "must be currently employed." Charts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show remarkably parallel lines for the duration of unemployment of Americans age 25 and older who have less than a high school diploma, only a high school diploma, some college, or a college degree.

The Obama Administration continues to propagate the falsehood that solving the unemployment problem requires "more investments in education." Investment is a favorite liberal code word for more spending and higher taxes.
As globalization spread and was touted by the elites as the wave of the future, conventional wisdom was that only blue-collar manufacturing jobs would be sent overseas while college grads were safe. That assumption is now obsolete, as computers and telecommunications have made it possible to offshore the jobs of college-educated employees.

Read more HERE.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sensenbrenner Town Hall Meeting *CEDARBURG* TOMORROW

Official: Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner 
(R-WI 5th) 

When: 04/19/2011
Starts: 07:00 PM
Where: Cedarburg Police Department 
W75 N444 Wauwatosa Road 
Cedarburg, WI 53012 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Eagle Forum of Wisconsin's New Vice President

From Dottie Feder, President of Eagle Forum of Wisconsin:

I am delighted to introduce Janet Spiewak, Wisconsin's new Eagle Forum Vice President; Janet's commitment and credentials are an asset and answer to prayer for our state organization.  Janet has degrees in English, Professional Writing and History from Mount Mary College, and has worked on numerous political campaigns. 
Phyllis Schlafly's  comment says it best, "Welcome aboard, Janet.  We need you.  Wisconsin has moved to front and center in the national debate, so let's keep winning!  Phyllis"
Eagle Forum of Wisconsin has a great team and I look forward to our future endeavors.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Watch LIVE streaming of Kloppenburg Review of Waukesha County Canvasshere...

Watch the LIVE stream of the Waukesha County canvass HERE.

See current totals HERE via Randy Melchert.

Friday, April 8, 2011

SCHLAFLY: What Students Learn and Don't Learn

From Phyllis Schafly of Eagle Forum:

If you are attending college to get teacher certification, you will probably be required to attend classes on "multicultural education." This is supposed to bring diversity to the classroom and prepare teachers to teach pupils of various ethnic or national backgrounds.

The textbooks in these courses typically include Teachers as Cultural Workers by Paulo Freire, a Brazilian socialist who preached that society is divided into oppressors and oppressed. Other required readings teach that Americans are an institutionally racist society and are designed to train teachers to create political radicals to promote "progressive" social change.

The monthly journal Education Reporter published an informative expose by a teacher who attended a conference on training teachers how to teach students what is called "social justice," a code word for a specific type of teaching that is contrary to traditional American notions of justice based on individual rights. "Social justice" teaches children that America is an unjust and oppressive society that should be changed.

Social justice materials typically include far left proposals such as acceptance of homosexuality, alternate lifestyles, radical feminism, abortion, illegal immigration, cultural relativism, and the redistribution of wealth.
Social justice is often promoted through what is called "student-directed learning" because students are supposed to "construct" their own knowledge. These words put a new spin on what was previously called "unguided learning" or "minimal guidance learning."

Common sense and hundreds of years of education tell us that anyone first needs a base of knowledge in order to know what to look for when conducting research and doing problem-solving. Instead of teaching students American history and what's great about our country, liberal policy is to have 12-and-13-year-olds "brainstorm" topics they want to talk about, which typically include marijuana, gun violence, Afghanistan, poverty, and youth culture.
More and more universities are telling incoming freshmen to read a book over the summer. One college says the purpose is to promote "a shared intellectual experience" and "campus-wide dialogue"; another college says its summer reading program "is an important first step in building a cohesive, dynamic, educational community."
However, the National Association of Scholars (NAS) issued a report called "What Do Colleges Want Students to Read Outside of Class?" that lists the books recommended by 290 colleges. These scholars found that the books are more suited to Oprah's Book Club than universities, and "rather than asking students to rise to college-level study, they shrink college-level study to the comfort zone of the average student."

The book selections are usually "short" and "emotional" and offer "little if any intellectual substance." The most popular book in 2010 was "This I Believe," a collection of essays on personal philosophies gathered by National Public Radio. The second most assigned book was "Enrique's Journey," the story of an illegal immigrant boy's trip from Honduras to the United States.

The NAS found that 70 percent of the books "promote a liberal political agenda or advance a liberal interpretation of events," and not one of the books advocated conservative political ideas. Only three books represented traditional values, and those were selected by religious colleges.

The most popular topics were multiculturalism, immigration and racism; after that came environmentalism, animal rights and food issues. On the whole, the books presented what the NAS report called "a distinctly disaffected view of American society and Western civilization."
These summer reading lists included no works of classical antiquity, Shakespeare, or any Renaissance writers. Three colleges ditched book assignments altogether and told students to watch a DVD instead.

A new study reports the dismal finding that 45 percent of college students show no significant improvement in the key measures of critical thinking, complex reasoning, and writing by the end of their sophomore year. During their prior semester, half the students did not take a single course that required 20 pages of writing, and a third did not take a single course requiring so much as 20 pages of reading per week.

Those findings are set forth in a new book, "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses" by sociologists Richard Arum of New York University and Josipa Roksa of the University of Virginia. They surveyed a representative sample of 24 schools.

Ohio University economist Richard Vetter reported that a majority of the increased number of college graduates are working jobs that historically have been filled by persons with less education. Over 300,000 bartenders have college degrees, and college is not an essential qualification for those jobs.

The Obama Administration claims we must graduate more college students in order to stay globally competitive, but there's no evidence this is true. If students didn't learn much in the first two years, why should we go into more debt to keep them in college more years?

Thursday, April 7, 2011


News & NotesEagle Forum
April 8, 2011
EAGLE FORUM COLLEGIANS SUMMIT DATE CHANGE! NEW DATE: JUNE 2 & 3. Great news for conservative college students!! The wait for the nation's best conservative student conference just got shorter! Please note that Eagle Forum Collegians, originally scheduled for July 21st & 22nd, will now be held June 2nd & 3rd, 2011. Time is short, so make sure you get the word out about this conference! Register here.
CAROLEE ADAMS FEATURED AT MIDDLESEX COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN'S CLUB. President of NJ Eagle Forum Carolee Adams is a successful grassroots activist and popular TEA Party speaker who discussed the topic The Most Powerful Office in the World is NOT the President of the United States. When Carolee walked in the door, one attendee exclaimed that the brochure The Most Powerful Office: "changed my life!" (Both she and her husband are now County Committee members.) At the meeting, Carolee recruited one of the leaders of the Young Republicans in New Jersey to take Eagle Forum Collegians brochures to their upcoming, 3-day, statewide convention. She gave a copy of The Flipside of Feminism to an attendee who will discuss the book at her next book club meeting. The final prize Carolee gave out was the DVD, Doing the Impossible, which was awarded to a woman who promised to run for County Committee or seek an appointment to an open seat.

FRONT PAGE, WEST BEND DAILY NEWS: CANDIDATE FORUM SPONSORED BY EAGLE FORUM OF WISCONSIN - WASHINGTON COUNTY. A great way for Eagle Forum Chapters to engage the public is by sponsoring candidate forums. About 125 area residents attended a forum organized by Ginny Maziarka in the gym at Richfield Elementary School to hear candidates for the Richfield Trustee Board. The forum is viewable at

PRO-LIFE VICTORY IN IL; DOCTORS' FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE IS PROTECTED BY U.S. CONSTITUTION. Eagle Forum endorsed Ed Martin for his congressional run in 2010, but long before that, nearly six years ago, he joined with fellow pro-lifers Luke Vander Bleek and Glenn Kosirog in their fight against the Planned Parenthood-managed Blagojevich administration effort to force citizens to act against their conscience and join in the abortion industry. Ed Martin served as lead attorney. "No matter how often Planned Parenthood and its bullies try to take away the rights of pro-lifers, we will fight back and we will win. Our Constitution protects individuals' rights from the growing and oppressive hand of government in our lives especially when government goes too far as today's court found Blagojevich did," said Ed Martin in response to the ruling in Illinois Circuit Court striking down a Rod Blagojevich-era law that hoped to force pro-life medical professionals to leave the profession unless they acted in accordance with Planned Parenthood drafted rules. Click here to read the court's decision.

VICTORY FOR SCHOOL CHOICE: SUPREME COURT REJECTS LAWSUIT CHALLENGING ARIZONA SCHOOL CHOICE STATUE. The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Arizona statute that provides state residents with tax credits for contributions they make to school tuition organizations. The 5-4 decision provides a road for other states to enact similar legislation. The court ruled that the program's challengers lacked a basis to sue because the program does not take money from taxpayers for government expenditures. Private citizens are free to support any organization they choose, including school tuition organizations. Any injury that the challengers may suffer is not the result of action by the government. 4-11-11,

Colorado Eagle Forum leaders Jayne Schindler and Rosina Kovar were major players in the defeat of Civil Unions in Colorado's Statehouse again this year. Senate Bill 172 passed the Senate, but was narrowly defeated on a party-line vote in a House committee of 6 to 5. Both Jayne and Rosina gave testimony at the Senate and House hearings. Jayne testified on how the passage of Civil Unions would bully parents with the law if they objected to school Sex-Ed classes differentiating between heterosexual and homosexual sex acts. Rosina's testimony received many jeers and laughter as she explained God's design for sexuality and the inability of homosexual relationships to reproduce. The bill's main Senate sponsor, who is openly gay, had his domestic partner testify that Civil Unions would help them in their plight to adopt a child. "Fortunately," reports Jayne, "the emotional rancor from the numerous supporters of the bill left the Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee unmoved when they voted to retain the Colorado Constitutional Amendment from 2006 defining marriage as between one man and one woman, which was determined by a vote of the people!"

LISTEN TO EAGLE FORUM LIVE. Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon (CST) on 40 stations across the country. Also accessible on the Internet: at Bott Radio Network. This week, Phyllis Schlafly will ask Craig Brandon Is College Just A Five-Year Party?
by F.R. Duplantier 
"We are in your schools now and polluting
All the innocent minds we're rebooting:
There'll be total immersion
In every perversion
And the schools will be safe for recruiting."

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Washington County Election Results

City of West Bend Mayor
>Kraig Sadownikow5,36668%
 Kristine Deiss (I)2,54232%
City of West Bend Alderman #2
>Steve Hutchins (I)51461%
 Dave Krochalk32939%
City of West Bend Alderman #4
>Randy Koehler61351%
 Nick Dobberstein (I)58949%
Germantown Village Trustee #1
 David Baum (I)1,06265%
>Bill Steitz57635%
Germantown Village Trustee #3
>Mel Ewert70053%
 Tom Barney62547%
Germantown Village Trustee #4
>Jeff Hughes (I)88174%
 Wyatt Wiehr31026%
Jackson Village President
>Wendy Kannenberg97456%
 Scott Mittelsteadt (I)75644%
Jackson Village Trustee
>Brian Emmrich99929%
>Mike Schwab84324%
>Donald Olson81824%
 David Roskopf (I)78823%
Kewaskum Village President
>Andy Pesch (I)56255%
 Craig Garbisch45245%
Richfield Village Trustee
>Sandy Voss2,07729%
>Rock Brandner (I)1,76525%
 Bill Collins (I)1,68824%
 Reid Snedaker1,58522%
Slinger Village Trustee
>Rick Gundrum (I)73727%
>Richard Kohl60923%
>Dean Otte59322%
 Eugene Mueller (I)42716%
 Dave Malecha (I)33112%
Erin Town Chairman
>Dennis Kenealy (I)77556%
 Patrick Landon60644%
Erin Town Supervisor
>Daniel Coffey (I)90843%
>Dean Schober76937%
 Gene Eggert (I)41920%
Hartford Town Supervisor #1
>Larry Baugniet Sr.58753%
 Gene Hoerth (I)51347%
Jackson Town Supervisor
>Paul Huettl77438%
>Everett Russell (I)69634%
 Marcy Bishop56128%
Kewaskum Town Supervisor
>Mike Otten24633%
>Scott Wollner24533%
 William Butzlaff17623%
 Glenn Goodearle8511%
Trenton Town Supervisor
>Ed Doerr (I)91743%
>John Norman (I)80338%
 Michael Bykowski40219%
Wayne Town Chairman
>Carl Klemme (I)45963%
 Leander Herriges26937%
West Bend Town Chairman
>Paul Rice (I)1,02665%
 Don Berchem54535%