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One Nation, Under God

Whatever you think about Kaepernick and the pledge, and however you choose to demonstrate your beliefs, we the people, united as a country, must fight the ongoing injustice - not only racist individuals, but subtly racist fundamental laws make minorities so disadvantaged.

February 24, 2018 Racial Justice Free Speech

Why We Can’t Support HB 1601, Domestic Terrorism Legislation

The bottom line is experience has proven that once we give the government the right to label people and organizations as criminal based on their beliefs and speech, the end result is almost always a list of the powerless constructed by the powerful for their own purposes.

January 24, 2018 Free Speech

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