VOTER POWER

First Amendment

Myth: A majority of Americans believe that the United States was founded as a Christian nation.
Fact: The First Amendment of the Constitution explicitly forbids the establishment of any belief system as the country’s official religion.

There’s no question that most Americans identify as Christian, but when did we lose faith in a pluralistic society? Despite the varied religious heritages of Americans, many today now believe that the U.S. was designed to be a Christian nation and that “real Americans” and Christians are under siege. Many Christians feel that liberals and atheists are erasing their heritage, while Islam is threatening to upend the Constitution and our system of justice. Why do so many think these things?

Is A Dollar the Same as A Vote?

Is A Dollar the Same as A Vote?

Campaign finance reform has been on many people’s minds since the 2009 “Citizens United” decision by the Supreme Court, which officially codified political spending as free speech under U.S. law. But what would campaign finance reform look like, and why do people want to change the current system?

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Demystifying What a Safe Space Is

Demystifying What a Safe Space Is

Confused about the definition of a safe space? You’re not alone. Some say they are necessary to help marginalized people feel welcome, while others say they violate the First Amendment. In order to understand why safe spaces exist, we first have to understand what they are.

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Where Did Climate Change Go?

Where Did Climate Change Go?

It’s not unusual for messaging to change when the White House changes hands, but the Trump administration seems to have taken it a step farther and buried or deleted any mention of climate change from government websites. This censorship is not only irresponsible, it’s un-American.

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In God We Trust?

In God We Trust?

“In God We Trust” didn’t become the United States’ official motto until 1956. However, this motto seems to violate the principle of separation of church and state, one of the founding pillars of the U.S. “Big government” and “faith and family” are being set up as opposites, but that’s a false dilemma.

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