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Obama Requests $3.7 Billion in Emergency Funding

Take Action!July 8, 2014

Following criticism from the amnesty crowd, President Obama has retreated on sending unaccompanied illegal children back to their home country. However, the President is making a $3.8 billion emergency supplemental request to Congress to help manage the problem instead of working to stop it. The emergency funding would go to several federal agencies, including the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, State, and Health and Human Services for more immigration judges, additional housing facilities and border patrols agents.

We are not surprised that the President is backing down from a tougher immigration policy; after all, his refusal to enforce existing laws and his promises of amnesty are the primary reason that thousands of Central Americans are trying their luck at the border, despite its dangers.

Additionally, regarding the unaccompanied minors, the William Wilberforce Act of 2008 requires that minors from non-contiguous countries be transferred into the custody of HHS instead of being expeditiously deported back to their country of origin. The bill was first introduced by former Senator Joe Biden and then pushed by Senator Dianne Feinstein, swiftly passing through the House and Senate in a 24-hour period during a lame duck session of Congress in 2008. This law prevents swift deportations and has led to crowded, unsafe conditions at the holding facilities.

The Congress must demand that this law be changed so that illegal children from non-contiguous countries are treated the same as illegal children from Mexico and Canada. This change in the law is the most critical demand because it will likely stop the influx of illegal children and families. Supposedly, the Administration will be requesting this change separately, but this change should be made before the President’s funding is considered.

The Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled for a full committee hearing on Thursday of this week. The House Appropriations Committee hearing has yet to be set.

President Obama should not receive any funding until the following conditions are met:

  • The 2008 law should be changed so that unaccompanied minors, regardless of their home country, are all treated the same way. This means that they are quickly interviewed by Border Patrol officers in order to determine if they can claim “credible fear” in their home country, and if they cannot, they are quickly and humanely repatriated.

Then, through the Appropriations process, these conditions should be written into law:

  • No foreign aid will be sent to the sending countries until they agree to take back their citizens; and
  • All extra domestic money should go to the Border Patrol and ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations to detain, process, and remove the illegal crossers. Emergency supplemental funding should NOT go to: the Department of Health and Human Services to warehouse illegals; to any agency to transport the illegals around the U.S.; and certainly not to the “charities” paid to resettle refugees across the nation.
Take Action!

Please call Sen. Shelby and Rep. Roby as shown below.  Please email your Congressman and Senators immediately, and demand they make these conditions for funding.

Senate Appropriations Committee (Republicans)
Richard C. Shelby, Ranking Member (AL) – (202)-224-5744
Thad Cochran (MS) –  (202)-224-5054
Mitch McConnell (KY) – (202)-224-2541
Lamar Alexander (TN) – (202)-224-4944
Susan Collins (ME) –  (202)-224-2523
Lisa Murkowski (AK) – (202)-224-6665
Lindsey Graham (SC) –  (202)-224-5972
Mark S. Kirk (IL) – (202)-224-2854
Dan Coats (IN) – (202)-224-5623
Roy Blunt (MO) – (202)-224-5721
Jerry Moran (KS) – (202)-224-6521
John Hoeven (ND) – (202)-224-2551
Mike Johanns (NE) – (202)-224-4224
John Boozman (AR) – (202)-224-4843

House Appropriations Committee (Republicans)
Chairman Hal Rogers (KY) – (202)-225-4601
Frank R. Wolf (VA) – (202)-225-5136
Jack Kingston (GA) – (202)-225-5831
Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ) – (202)-225-5034
Tom Latham (IA) – (202)-225-5476
Robert B. Aderholt (AL) – (202)-225-4876
Kay Granger (TX) – (202)-225-5071
Mike Simpson (ID) – (202)-225-5531
John Culberson (TX) – (202)-225-2571
Ander Crenshaw (FL) – (202)-225-2501
John Carter (TX) – (202)-225-3864
Ken Calvert (CA) – (202)-225-1986
Tom Cole (OK) – (202)-225-6165
Mario Diaz-Balart (FL) – (202)-225-4211
Charlie Dent (PA) – (202)-225-6411
Tom Graves (GA) – (202)-225-5211
Kevin Yoder (KS) – (202)-225-2865
Steve Womack (AR) – (202)-225-4301
Alan Nunnelee (MS) – (202)-225-4306
Jeff Fortenberry (NE) – (202)-225-4806
Tom Rooney (FL) – (202)-225-5792
Chuck Fleischmann (TN) – (202)-225-3271
Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA) – (202)-225-3536
David Joyce (OH) – (202)-225-5731
David G. Valadao (CA) – (202)-225-4695
Andy Harris (MD) – (202)-225-5311
Martha Roby (AL) – (202)-225-2901
Mark Amodei (NV) – 202-225-6155
Chris Stewart (UT) – 202-225-9730

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A Cool 4th of July

A Cool 4th of July:  See “America: Imagine the World Without Her”

Dinesh D’Souza’s movie “America: Imagine the World Without Her” is a must see for all patriots. Viewing it would a great way to spend your 4th of July in celebration of our nation’s birth.  The movie starts with a musing on what might have happened if George Washington had been killed during the Revolutionary  War, leading to the erasure of Mount Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty and other icons of America.

D’Souza addresses the main assertions by America haters such as former professor Ward Churchill and Bill Ayers, giving them through interviews the venue to speak to the issue of America from their perspective.  He addresses the fallacies of their bias against America such as the treatment of American Indians, the “stealing of land from Mexico”, Slavery, American  “imperialism”, and “greedy Capitalism”.   He particularly addresses the inaccuracies in Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, which has been required reading in Madison City Schools 11th grade ELA classes.

The docudrama includes action scenes from America’s past as well as thoughtfully presented facts.  D’Sousa even includes Alabama’s own Becky Gerritson of the Wetumpka Tea Party with her moving testimony before the Congressional hearing on the IRS as he addresses the overreach of our present government and the threats to our freedoms.  He ends with a charge to all freedom loving Americans to do their part to preserve the idea that is America.

Elaine Little, Vice President

Questionnaires/Sample Ballots for 6/3 election

Candidate Questionnaires and Sample Ballots
for Your Review

Recently, Eagle Forum of Alabama sent questionnaires to candidates for the following offices:

U.S. Congress District 6
Lieutenant Governor
Public Service Commission
Secretary of State
State Auditor
State House
State Senate
State Treasurer
State Board of Education

Those questionnaires that were completed and returned are now available for review on our website under the Resources tab.  We hope these responses will be beneficial in helping you make informed choices in the upcoming primary elections on June 3rd.

See Sample Ballots by County.

Patent legislation passed by US House will inhibit innovation

Patent legislation that passed the House will inhibit innovation
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on May 12, 2014 at 10:44 AM, updated May 12, 2014 at 10:46 AM
By Eunie Smith
Patent legislation pending in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee can hit close to home.  I am aware of a father with young children who is under treatment for a very rare form of cancer. He is on a drug that retards growth of his tumors.  It was only FDA approved two years ago.  Once that drug’s effectiveness stops, what is next?  Where is the cure?  Cancer research must continue unabated. Legislation that harms the ability of companies to profit from their products inhibits their ability to invest in further research that can lead to more successful treatment.  In this and countless cases, the issue is saved lives!
If Congress weakens Constitutionally-based patent protections, then harm will come not just to research and development in the health care industry but also in manufacturing and technology industries which are prominent in Alabama.  Small businesses, the engine of Alabama’s economy, will no longer have protections that enable their very existence. …

Helena Town Hall Meeting Common Core

                              Is Common Good Enough For Our Children?
                                              Helena Town Hall Meeting

Join State School Board Member Stephanie Bell, Senator Scott Beason and parents who have personally experienced the frustrations of Common Core.

Helena Sports Complex
May 6th, 2014


Candidate Questionnaires Ready for Review

Candidate Questionnaires Ready for Review

Recently, Eagle Forum of Alabama sent questionnaires to candidates for the following offices:

U.S. Congress District 6
Lieutenant Governor
Public Service Commission
Secretary of State
State Auditor
State House
State Senate
State Treasurer
State Board of Education

Those questionnaires that were completed and returned are now available for review on our website under the Resources tab.  We hope these responses will be beneficial in helping you make informed choices in the upcoming primary elections on June 3rd.


Common Core: Destruction of Auto Industry

Fifth graders in 38 systems across Alabama are undergoing weekly assessments “aligned withMcGraw-Hill Wonders and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)”  focusing on “two key areas of English Language Arts as identified by the CCSS – Reading and Language”.Here are some of those who will be negatively affected by the propaganda in these assessments:
Automobile manufacturing, automobile parts, any device that uses gasoline, bulldozers, anyone who sells gasoline, anyone who sells automobiles, gasoline producers, Alabama coal industry, those who rely on coal for fuel, those elected officials that stand for a Constitutional Republic, etc.  (comments by Danny Hubbard).  You can request a print version of McGraw-Hill curriculum for educational purposes from Eagle Forum of Alabama Following are excerpts from the objectionable assessments:

  • Cars are slowly killing our planet
  • Environmentalists have talked about the dangerous effect of air pollution
  • Governments should make us all buy hybrids
  • Transcontinental car manufacturers should be required to stop selling gas-guzzling cars …[and} sell hybrids at reasonable prices
  • People need to find ways to get around without cars
  • Public transportation may require a slight change in lifestyle…
  • The people who wrote the Constitution of the United States set up a democracy …

As Ben Franklin said after the Constitutional Convention, “We have given you a Republic; if you can keep it.”


  1. If you are in one of the affected school districts, you will want to look at other lessons in this series and talk with your children.  Some environmentalists are simply incorrect in their presuppositions and proposed solutions.
  2. The Business Council of Alabama is aggressively blocking repeal of common core. These lessons advocate the demise of the pro economic development climate we have had in Alabama.  Please contact BCA board members shown here and ask them to oppose this program that indoctrinates Alabama children and to support repeal of common core and replacement with superior Alabama standards, assessments and curriculum that uphold Alabama values of free enterprise under our Constitutional Republic.  For other business talking points, see Common Core Lowers the Bar; but remember these folks are also Moms and Dads!!!
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Revisionist History, Smut in AL Common Core Text

Eagle Forum researchers have just learned that the highly objectionable Alabama Common Core aligned textbook which was the subject of critical testimony at a recent senate hearing is in use in 43 Alabama school systems.  Check here to see if your students are being subjected to the Prentice Hall/Pearson Literature book entitled The American Experience: 1900 to present; Alabama Common Core Edition. Becky Gerritson summarized objections to the book in her 5 minute testimony on March 11.  Watch the video to see that she was stopped after reading only one sentence of the graphic, sexually explicit language.  See actual pages from the book here.Especially if the The American Experience is in your child’s school, you may want to read Dr. Terrence Moore’s chapter-long review in his book, The Story-Killers: A Common Sense Case Against the Common Core.  On the textbook’s anti-American message regarding World War II, Dr. Moore writes, “There is no reading in the chapter ostensibly devoted to World War II that tells why America entered the war. There is no document on Pearl Harbor or the Rape of Nanking or the atrocities committed against the Jews or the bombing of Britain. The book contains no speech of Winston Churchill or F.D.R. even though the reading of high-caliber ‘informational texts’ is the new priority set by the Common Core, and great rhetoric has always been the province of an English class. There is not a single account of a battle or of American losses or of the liberation of Europe. … Do we want the memory of our grandparents to be left in the hands of progressive ideologues … Do we want the children just now entering school and in the years to come—who may have never met their great-grandparents—to be made ashamed of that Greatest Generation, of America, and of our resolution to remain free?”

Freedom is not free: it has to be earned by each succeeding generation. It can be lost in one. Revisionist history such as contained in this common core literature book will not motivate future generations to sustain the freedom for which their forefathers selflessly fought and died!

Becky Gerritson’s Testimony on SB443 
AL Senate Education Committee 3.11.14 

Hello, thank you for holding this hearing. My name is Becky Gerritson. I live in Elmore County and the president of the Wetumpka TEA Party. I have a bachelor’s degree in Elementary education and I was a home educator for 17 years.

I would like to speak today in favor of SB443. This bill lays the foundation for schools to opt out of Common Core if they so choose. This is important because as the nationwide groundswell of opposition gains momentum parents may very well demand schools opt out.

Today, I would like to draw your attention to this textbook. It’s called The American Experience: 1900-Present by Prentice Hall. It says right on it “Alabama Common Core Edition”. It is the most widely used 11th grade literature book in our state and it was approved by our State School Board.

Terrence Moore, a professor from Hillsdale College, dedicated an entire chapter in his book called The Story Killers to this very textbook.

It’s easy to see the political bias in this book as well as the mediocre teaching of literature. Due to my time constraint I can only list a few examples found in this book.

  • Students are led to believe that our founding fathers were promoters of slavery. They are not told the truth that slavery had been around for thousands of years and up until the 1700’s our founders and the Quakers were the only distinct voices advocating the abolishment of slavery.
  • Students are led to believe that Benjamin Franklin thought the Constitution was a bad idea. It’s important to note that the US Constitution is nowhere to be found in this book.
  • America is portrayed as barbaric murderers when they dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Students not taught about the thousands of pamphlets that were dropped on the city urging people to flee-or that the action was done to save millions of lives, nor are Students told even how the war started.
  • In this book, students will read Jonathan Edwards’s famous sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” Yet they have deleted 21 out of the 22 Biblical references.
  • Even though this is a literature book, students are diverted away from literature and asked to do research activities on how scientists are addressing deep-space travel for humans.

Let me turn the corner and talk about something else. Many opponents of Common Core have serious concerns about the recommended reading list which contains politically biased and obscene books. It is known as “Appendix B” or “Common Core’s Text Exemplars”. AL State Superintendent, Dr. Bice tried to calm our fears about this reading list saying that we had nothing to worry about because he removed it from our course of study. However, removing the list did nothing because these books and their authors are featured and promoted in this very text book.

On page 1095 the featured author is Toni Morrison, she wrote a book called The Bluest Eye.
It’s a story of an 8 year old black girl. This book is about rape, incest and pedophilia. One of the characters is a priest who likes having sex with little girls and the scenes are graphically described.

The depictions are from the perpetrator’s point of view. The author wanted the reader to feel as though they were a “co-conspirator” with the rapist. She describes the pedophilia, rape and incest “friendly,” “innocent,” and “tender”, but never as wrong.

You might think I am over exaggerating when I say that this book and others like it are vile and inappropriate. Let me read you an edited excerpt; only 6 sentences, from The Bluest Eye. This is recommended for 16 and 17 year olds.

Pages 162-163: (Again these crimes are perpetrated against children.)
“A bolt of desire ran down his genitals…and softening the lips of his a***. . . . He wanted to f*** her—tenderly. But the tenderness would not hold. The tightness of her v***** was more than he could bear. His soul seemed to slip down his guts and fly out into her, and the gigantic thrust he made into her then provoked the only sound she made. Removing himself from her was so painful to him he cut it short and snatched his genitals out of the dry harbor of her v*****. She appeared to have fainted.”

Is this appropriate for minors? This is only 1 of MANY scenes in the book-I didn’t even pick the worst one!
This work and others like it, for example In the Time of Butterflies, are so important to Common Core that not only are they on list of exemplars, but the authors and titles are featured and promoted on full pages in this book.

We are here today because we want EXCELLENT standards and an EXCEPTIONAL curriculum filled with rich literature, not smut, not politically biased revisionist history, and not boring government documents!

The ten of you [only three attended the hearing] sitting here today have the power to do something about this. I urge you to pass SB443 and protect our children-they deserve better!

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But first…

Last week’s McLaughlin poll showed that 68% of Alabama likely voters now oppose Common Core – a dramatic increase since the beginning of the school year – no doubt due to what parents and grandparents observe Common Core is doing to their children and what they are researching about it.  While key legislators and some State Board of Education members still refuse to use their constitutional authority to repeal and replace Common Core statewide, Senator Scott Beason has just introduced a revised bill (SB443) with 14 co-sponsors to give local school systems the opportunity to opt out of Common Core and restore superior, proven, Alabama Math Standards (used until 2012) and English Standards (used until 2013) and improve upon them – rather than to experiment with inferior Common Core standards.  Please urge your senator to vote for SB443 as introduced.  Click here to see the bill and cosponsors.  Prior to Common Core Standards, Alabama students were showing astounding academic improvement.  For example, with increases 14 times the national average in math, science and Advanced Placement English, Alabama public schools ranked –

  • Number one among all 50 states in percent increases
  • Number two among all 50 states for minority students in percent increases
  • Graduation rate increases: from 62% in 2002 to 69% in 2008 to 80% in 2012
  • Public Hearing on Common Core (SB443) Tuesday, March 11th Room 304 of the State House
Speaker sign-up begins at 9:00 AM.  The bill allows local school districts to opt-out of Common Core. Further, it has some very important data collection protections written into it. The opposition will be there in force – we need you! Come early and show your support – the room will be packed. The committee will not vote on SB443 until Wednesday.
  • Meet on The State House Steps

Join Eagle Forum of Alabama, the Rainy Day Patriots, the Alabama Legislative Watchdogs and citizens from across the state on Wednesday, March 12th at the State House.  We will meet on the steps at 11:00 AM and hear Senator Scott Beason discuss his newest Common Core bill (SB443).  A few others will be speaking as well.  Following the speakers, we will visit legislators to tell them why we want them to support SB443.
  • Common Core Forum in Cullman

THURSDAY – MARCH 13th – 7:00 PM

Daystar Church in Cullman (the Good Hope Campus) at 200 Daystar Drive
Speakers will include;  Senator Scott Beason Chasidy White and Debbie Landry (Administrator of Crossroads Christian School)

  • Congressional Candidate Forum District 6
Press Release                                                               For Immediate Release
March 4, 2014                                                               Contact: Joan Reynolds
(334) 303-9999                             
            GOP Group, Eagle Forum of Alabama to Sponsor Candidate Forum
BIRMINGHAM – A public forum featuring the Republican candidates for the Sixth District Congressional seat will be held at The Westminster School at Oak Mountain, 5080 Cahaba Valley Trace, at 6:30 PM on Friday, March 21, 2014.
The event is sponsored by Eagle Forum of Alabama and the Shelby County Republican Women’s Club.Seven hopefuls are vying for the GOP nomination for the seat being vacated by retiring incumbent Spencer Bachus. There is no Democratic candidate contesting the race. The Republican Primary is set for Tuesday, June 3, 2014 with a runoff, if necessary, scheduled for Tuesday, July 15.The forum’s format will allow the candidates to talk about their qualifications and why they would best represent the Sixth Congressional district in Washington. This will be followed by questions from the audience. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend. The event will last approximately 90 minutes.“We think this will be a great opportunity for voters to see and hear the candidates on the same stage,” said Joan Reynolds, secretary of the Shelby County Republican Women’s Club, and an organizer of the forum. “It is rare for this congressional seat to become open, so Republican voters have an important choice to make in June. We believe this format will allow voters to hear the candidates give unscripted answers to issues that are important to them.”The candidates seeking the nomination are Scott Beason, Will Brooke, Paul DeMarco, Chad Mathis, Gary Palmer, Robert Shattuck and Tom Vigneulle.
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