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?

Meet the Anti-Trump Evangelicals

Meet the Anti-Trump Evangelicals

Not all evangelicals are supporters of President Trump; the problem is, every time they try to speak up, their bretheren try to silence them. And that’s a problem when it comes to equal representation in the media. But things are slowly starting to change.

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Is Legislating From the Bench Bad?

Is Legislating From the Bench Bad?

The term “legislating from the bench” has been used to discredit the Supreme Court when it makes decisions that seem to be partisan in nature, or to protest the appointment of a potentially partisan justice. But what does the term really mean, and is it actually part of the Supreme Court’s job?

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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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