Dear friends and supporters,
I am writing you to set the record straight. You may have received an email from Ed Martin, who has been employed for approximately 16 months by the National Eagle Forum board on which I serve. He made statements against me personally as well as Eagle Forum of Alabama. These statements from Mr. Martin are slanderous, libelous and without merit. Does it make sense that six long term board members with a total of 219 years of collective volunteer service to the organization would “hijack Eagle Forum”? (I have personally served over 44 years.) Certainly not! These board members have fought tirelessly for many years for the values we hold dear under the leadership of Phyllis Schlafly.
Phyllis Schlafly nominated me to the position which I have served for many years as First Vice President of the National Eagle Forum C4 Board. To accuse me of calling for her removal is also slanderous, libelous and without merit. Her legacy is legendary and ongoing. It is because of our love and respect for Phyllis and our years of camaraderie that we remain dedicated to protecting her legacy and Eagle Forum.
The “rogue meeting” which Mr. Martin references is a duly called meeting of the full board of directors to conduct necessary board business. The Martin email with its baseless name calling was not signed by Phyllis Schlafly and is totally uncharacteristic of Eagle Forum. Eagle Forum has always been an organization that exemplified respectful dialogue and free speech. The email was apparently designed to intimidate and to thwart six patriotic Americans from doing their fiduciary duty. These women love God and country and have sacrificed selflessly as volunteers to serve both through Eagle Forum. To make private Board matters public and slander these women in the process is unconscionable.
Mr. Martin’s letter asserts that Eagle Forum of Alabama “allowed Alabama to pass a Constitutional Convention (Con Con) in 2015.” While Eagle Forum of Alabama’s goal is to influence the legislature on a myriad of public policy issues, it is beyond absurd to hold this organization accountable for all actions of the state legislature. As you well know, Eagle Forum of Alabama and I personally have faithfully fought any form of Con Con brought to Alabama since our founding. Eagle Forum of Alabama’s reputation of opposing Con Con is well known to those in Alabama. For examples, search our state chapter’s website (www.alabamaeagle.org) using the term “Constitutional Convention” where a smorgasbord of entries regarding our activities will be readily apparent.
Eagle Forum of Alabama is committed to protecting the integrity of America’s divinely inspired Constitution. We were instrumental in the Alabama legislature’s resolution rescinding all Con Con calls as far back as 1981. On May 6, 2015, I sent a letter via email to Alabama legislators stating Eagle Forum of Alabama’s position against a Con Con. Included in that letter was Andy Schlafly’s statement against it, as well. Please see the Con Con question contained in the attached candidate questionnaire and official response from Deborah Love, Executive Director of Eagle Forum of Alabama here. It is well-known that Eagle Forum of Alabama has consistently opposed any call for a Federal Con Con as well as State Con Cons.
Eagle Forum of Alabama immediately calls on Mr. Martin to cease making slanderous remarks about Eagle Forum of Alabama. If Mr. Martin does not stop making these false statements, we will be forced to take further action on behalf of Eagle Forum of Alabama. If anyone has questions about Eagle Forum’s stance on issues or activities, please contact me or the staff of Eagle Forum of Alabama. Please be assured that we will continue as we have done for more than 44 years to stand for truth.
Eagle Forum of Alabama
Office (205) 879-7096
Some of Eagle Forum of Alabama’s Educational Resources on the Dangers of Constitutional Conventions
This is not a comprehensive list of our publications or work on the dangers of Constitutional Convention.
Video Library Resources on Constitutional Convention
Print Resources on Constitutional Convention and Constitutional Education. All resources in print and media library are listed our website and are available to the public at no charge.
Question on Candidate Questionnaire on Constitutional Conventions
Eagle Forum of Alabama Website Articles on Constitutional Conventions
Executive Director, Deborah Love’s Response to Ed Martin’s False Accusations
Eagle Forum of Alabama’s Position Statement
Eunie Smith’s letter to Alabama Legislators on an Article V Convention