Daily Clips: January 30, 2017
Flirting with theocracy: As a young man who interned for a summer at the Secular Coalition for America, religion’s place in politics has always been a key topic for me. While I’ve had issues with American policy before this moment, Trump’s travel orders are a perfect example of why, as a democracy, we cannot let religion play a prominent role in the decision-making process. The opening paragraph of David Leonhardt is poignant:
Let’s not mince words. President Trump’s recent actions are an attempt to move the United States away from being the religiously free country that the founders created — and toward becoming an aggressively Christian country hostile to other religions.
Trump orders two-for-one repeal of all new regulations: A key pillar of trickle-down economics, Trump’s executive order shows that he is not a man of the people, but a man of the rich.
The ACLU says it got $24 million in donations this weekend, six times its yearly average: Incredible news in dark times.
Tweet of the day:
In Missouri in the early 1860s, a 'snowflake' was a person who was opposed to the abolition of slavery. https://t.co/XtIlA4ARV5
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) January 30, 2017