First Amendment Rights

Strictly enforce our First Amendment rights of speech, assembly, association and petition. Federal, state and local governments must safeguard our right to public, non-violent protest. It is intolerable that law enforcement agencies intimidate lawful protesters with brutality, surveillance, repression and retaliation. Support students' constitutional rights to free speech.

We should support U.S. constitutional guarantees for freedom of religion, separation of church and state.

  1. There shall be no religious test for public office.

  2. Eliminate federal, state, and local laws that discriminate against particular religious beliefs or non-belief.

  3. End faith-based initiatives and charitable choice programs, whereby public funds are used to support religious organizations that may not adhere to specified guidelines and standards, including anti-discrimination laws.

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Green Party