How Free is Free Speech?

The first amendment is supposed to protect citizens from its government. But who is it really protecting?

Jonathan Perez

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6 minute read

Man's speech being restricted

The First Amendment is quite clear: the government cannot do anything to restrict our free speech. Or is it clear? Edward Snowden leaked thousands of NSA documents, and was charged with several counts of espionage. He’d face decades in prison. These documents showed our own government acting inappropriately towards us, so shouldn’t the First Amendment protect Snowden by allowing him to speak out against this? “No,” we are told, because included in this leak was…

Beware The One-Party System

Our two-party system is in danger of becoming a one-party system, and this year marks the turning point.

Jonathan Perez

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5 minute read

Donkey vs Elephant

Let’s do a little thought experiment. You’re a student in elementary school, and you didn’t study for a pop quiz. You know you will 100% fail this quiz.

The Real Voter Fraud in America

Millions of voters have been disenfranchised. Until we get rid of gerrymandering, we will not have one vote per one person.

Jonathan Perez

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4 minute read

Politician lying

When you cast a vote for a representative in Congress, it doesn’t apply directly to the candidate you voted for. Instead, your vote gets grouped together with other votes in your district. Candidates are selected based on the number of districts they win, not the number of votes. Think of it like the Electoral College, but for Congressmen instead of the President.