Opinion: Racists Don’t Care if Immigrants Are Here Legally or Not
Throughout the 2016 and 2020 election cycles, there was a lot of talk about immigration. This topic continues to be a firebrand issue. Conservatives often make “defending the border” part of their platform and that can lead to acts of unprovoked violence against immigrants.
Opinion: The Supreme Court's Decision Opens the Door to Prayers in School from Other Religions
The United States has effectively relied on the separation of church and state for a reason. Until recently, substantial restrictions were in place designed to protect children from being indoctrinated by religions other than their faith.
Opinion: My Children Have a Constitutional Right to Be Free From Religious Indoctrination at School
I’m an atheist, but I’ve read the Bible multiple times. I would dare say that I have read the Bible more times than most people who claim to be Christians. My degree is in English literature and many texts written in the English language reference the Bible. Therefore, to make sense of classic literature, you have to read the Bible.
Roe v. Wade Has Been Overturned
Vote to overturn Roe v. WadeKHOU. Roe v. Wade was settled law in 1973 and now, the constitutional rights of women have been set back 50 years. The Supreme Court, in a landmark decision on June 24, overturned the Roe V. Wade law, now making it illegal for women to obtain abortions in 19 states. According to AP, “Both sides predicted the fight over abortion would continue, in state capitals, in Washington and at the ballot box. Justice Clarence Thomas, part of Friday’s majority, urged colleagues to overturn other high court rulings protecting same-sex marriage, gay sex and the use of contraceptives.” This could mean that other settled laws which have protected the rights of many Americans, and their Constitutional liberties, could be at risk.
Texas may hold referendum to secede from the U.S.
At the Texas Republican convention held in Houston this month, the Texas GOP announced their new party platform, spurring censure from those who argue that it's too radical. One measure that many Democrats have inveighed against is the Texas GOP's proposal to potentially "secede from the union."
Aurora mayor considers new regulations to limit panhandling
(Denver, Colo.) Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman wants to crack down on panhandling. "I'm concerned about the growing aggressiveness of some of the solicitations/panhandling on street corners, medians, and in the streets and I'm researching what other municipalities have done to address this issue from a safety perspective," Coffman said Tuesday morning in a Facebook post. The post showed a person disrupting traffic while asking for donations.
Governor DeSantis ‘Demands’ a Special Session To Consider Constitutional Carry Legislation After Senate Rejected It
On April 13 Florida Representative and Republican Anthony Sabatini made a renewed call for the state legislature to consider and pass constitutional carry legislation. In a letter shared on Twitter, Rep. Sabatini shared that Governor Ron DeSantis had "demanded" the session after bill HB103 was rejected during the 2022 legislative season.
Constitutional Carry of Guns Remains Illegal in Florida – A Bill That Wasn’t Approved During the Legislative Season
A number of controversial bills were approved by Florida's legislature during the 2022 legislative season - a ban on abortions after 15 weeks, and the so-called 'Stop WOKE' act to name two. But one controversial bill that seemed to just fade away was HB103 - a proposal to allow carrying of firearms without licenses.