17 results for tag: freedom watch







2011: The Year in Review

Thanks to Citizens Project's inspired leadership, our volunteers, interns, collaborators, supporters and activists, 2011 was an incredible year! Below are just a few of the things we were able to accomplish with your help: Awards Citizens Project received several honors over the last year including: the Gay & Lesbian Fund Advancing Equality Award, "Ally of the Year" from the Colorado Springs Pride Center, and the "Steady and Strong for Diversity and Inclusion" award from the Colorado Springs Diversity Forum. Events Citizens Project events are more than fundraisers or friend-raisers; they're community in action, bringing together people from ...



School Vouchers, Parental Rights Movements Face Conflicting Interests

By David Trillo, guest writer To many ardent church-state separation activists, and I am definitely ardent, opposition to tax-funded school vouchers for religious or parochial schools approaches an article of faith.  Separationists argue that tax aid to religious schools is a plain, flagrant violation of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, and may violate state and federal laws by funding institutions that practice religious or other forms of discrimination. Voucher supporters tend to view such prohibitions as discriminatory against religion or violations of parental rights. On August 12, Denver District Court Judge Michael Martinez saw ...

The Ethical Trouble With Legislating Morality

by David Trillo, guest writer “You can’t legislate morality!”  Few colloquial expressions depend more upon connotation than does this short, forceful proclamation of liberty.  And because it asserts liberty, few colloquialisms have weathered such a long, sustained, unrelenting campaign to discredit it, refute it and extinguish it from American parlance. Most everyone knows what the expression means.  It means that we don’t, or shouldn’t, legislate moral beliefs based solely in tradition or religious beliefs.  Unfortunately, people and groups who wish to do exactly that have been attacking this axiom of freedom ever since.  Here I will ...