To Know Your Country Is To Love Your Country
Think hyper-partisanship and demagoguery are new issues? Think again. Even the very first United States president, George Washington, warned us about the problems they could bring on our government and our people.read more
More often than not, Americans tend to talk about the presidential election in terms of halves: one half of the country voted for Republican nominee Donald Trump, and the other half voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. But that is simply not the case.read more
The economic, political, and social power that white people have historically wielded over people of color makes it impossible for them to experience the opposite. In order to do so, they would have to suffer hundreds of years of systemic oppression.read more
A new study has found that many Republicans consider Islam to be a “false religion.” Misconceptions about Islam have driven not only President Trump’s travel ban but the shocking fact that nearly one-fifth of Americans would deny Muslim citizens their Constitutional right to vote.read more
To put it succinctly, white women who voted for Donald Trump on Election Day did so for a number of complicated reasons including “white fear,” lack of association with people who would be hurt by the president’s policies, and a sad history of being heavily involved in the white supremacist movement.read more
Donald Trump wasn’t expected to win the election. During the campaign season, he was behind in the polls the entire time, he was plagued by scandals and, by the end of the race, he’d been abandoned by just about every respectable politician on both sides of the aisle.read more
Something called “hostile sexism” may have played a role in the 2016 election. A recent study from psychologists at Harvard University shows that after controlling for all factors, hostile sexism remained a predictor of voting for Donald Trump.read more
According to Politico, Putin has been targeting the American right since at least 2013. Not only has he gone to great lengths to market himself and Russia as the final bastion of “traditional values,” but he’s also condemned the “genderless and infertile” liberal attitudes of the U.S. and other Western countries.read more
While most Americans were busy celebrating our nation’s independence, GOP leaders spent July 4 (along with the two days leading up to it) meeting with Russian officials in Moscow, while their colleagues back home confirmed the Russians meddled in our election.read more
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We address the need for educated voters and endeavor to defeat the many myths and lies
driving the public policy debate in the US.
Compared to people in other nations, the average US voter has terrible civics knowledge and lacks clear information about issues and candidates. Civics Nation is committed to voter education and awareness. Go to KNOWLEDGE
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“I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.”
— Thomas Jefferson
Why we need Civics Nation….
“You cannot run a functioning democracy unless you have acceptable sources of objective facts…otherwise, we’re just going to become two shrieking bands of people who automatically distrust anything that comes from the other side.”
— Ted Koppel, National Geographic “Explorer,” March 6, 2017 (source)