Thomas Jefferson, via Wikimedia Commons

Conservative plans for holy war are (obviously) un-American

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Religious pluralism in US foreign policy predates the Constitution.

Carson’s Far Right Christian Attack on the Constitution

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If being a Muslim disqualifies one from public office, so does Christianity.
No Person is Illegal, via miguelb / Flickr

“Anchor babies” aren’t a thing: Immigrants don’t use children to gain citizenship

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Practically no one pulls off the strategy that the GOP claims is widespread.
Donald Trump, screenshot via YouTube

“Is the 14th Amendment constitutional?” is now a serious question in the Republican primary

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The World According to Trump: Birthright citizenship doesn’t exist, and is unconstitutional.
Martin O'Malley, via Edward Kimmel / Flickr

Martin O’Malley calls for constitutional amendment guaranteeing affirmative right to vote

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An affirmative right to vote would be a major change in the legal framework surrounding our elections.
Ted Cruz at a treason rally, via Creative Commons

No, Ted Cruz, the 2nd Amendment doesn’t protect your right to rebellion

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Ted Cruz is apparently running for President of National Riflestan instead of the United States.

Post-constitutional era: SCOTUS allows capture & rendition of US citizens under the NDAA

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SCOTUS lets stand an appeals court reversal that would allow rendition of US citizens under the NDAA.
Alcibiades, son of Cleinias. Photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen.

Following the victory in Arizona, a brief look at 2,000 years of gay history

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With the defeat of Arizona’s “religious freedom” bill, it’s time to reflect on the past and future of LGBT rights.
The portion of Jessie Vetter's helmet that was banned by the IOC (courtesy of In Goal Magazine).

IOC bans US Constitution from US Olympic hockey helmet

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These are the same people who recently accused President Obama, and gays, of political terrorism.

Jane Lynch and Jordan Peele sing about church & state (funny video)

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A surprisingly well-done video about the important of keeping religion out of politics.

Jon Stewart on how Fox hates the US Constitution, unless it’s about guns

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“God help us if the Muslims ever decide to form a well-regulated militia, we’ll have no way to stop them.”
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Mississippi “forgot” to abolish slavery

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Mississippi also “forgot” to ratify the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, until 1984.

The Second Amendment was ratified to preserve slavery

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The Second Amendment was written to protect a police force — Southern slave-hunting militias.
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