Judicial supremacists recently nullified the Solomon Amendment, which requires universities that take taxpayers' money to allow equal access on their campuses to military recruiters. The congressional response in 2005 should be to slice out of the federal budget those universities that exclude the military - and then watch those parasites beg to be reinstated.
Institutions that flout Bush administration policy on stem cell research should also be taken off the federal gravy train. If the phrase "political capital" means anything, it surely requires spending capital on those who support rather than oppose his policies.
The overwhelming success of Proposition 200 in Arizona, which requires a valid ID in order to vote or to receive benefits paid by state taxpayers, shows that the grass roots are demanding prompt action to stop the entry of illegal aliens. It would be a political blunder of the first magnitude if President Bush remains mute while Sen. Hillary Clinton sounds off daily against illegal aliens and makes herself the national champion on this popular issue.
Congress should move speedily to use its appropriation power to cut off funds to states that give drivers licenses to illegal aliens. Bush should abandon his guest-worker plan, which is amnesty by another name.
The Bush administration and Congress should clamp down on the girlie men who are secretly changing military rules in order to place female soldiers in ground-combat situations. A Nov. 29 briefing to senior Army officers at the Pentagon presented a plan to scrap the military's ban on collocation (the deployment of mixed-sex noncombat units alongside all-male combat-units).
The Bush administration and Congress should fix the injustices caused by the feminist-enforced Title IX quotas, which specify that the proportion of men to women who participate in competitive sports cannot exceed their proportional enrollment in college. This quota system has caused the senseless elimination of hundreds of men's college teams, and unless Bush or Congress takes action to stop this nonsense, high school sports are next on the feminists' hit list.
Tort reform is now possible, and Congress should start by preventing attorneys from bilking towns and schools at rates of hundreds of dollars per hour in lawsuits demanding that God not be mentioned or that the Ten Commandments be removed. Congress should stop this racket by reforming the federal statute that requires towns and schools to pay attorney's fees to the other side when an activist judge holds in its favor.
Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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