Clothing as Change Agent
Ever hear of enclothed cognition? It's the idea that the clothes we wear impact the ways we think and act.
We believe that progressive apparel can do more than get you high fives from friends and scowls from grandpa.
Our clothes are designed to make you feel more empowered. To encourage you to speak out. To let others know that you're right there with them in the struggle for progress. And to encourage others to take part in our democracy.
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President Trump is getting more desperate by the day with his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russian campaign interference and the president’s own obstruction of justice. Amid the White House’s disinformation campaign, there are a few salient points to remember. Consider both the character of Mueller, and the content of the attacks being directed at him.
Robert Mueller has dedicated his life to serving our country. He served in the Marine Corps during Vietnam, for which he received both a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. At the Department of Justice, Mueller oversaw prosecutions of terrorists and the Gambino crime family.
When nominated in 2001 by George W. Bush to serve as director of the FBI, Mueller was unanimously confirmed by the Senate. By all accounts, Mueller is a man of honor and integrity. Put this record up against Trump’s own, and you get a sense of whom to trust.
Then consider the content of Trump’s allegations. Trump has said that Mueller has conflicts of interest that prevent him from impartially leading the investigation, but offers no substantiation whatsoever – and what can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.
Trump has complained of Democrats on the special counsel’s staff, forgetting that party affiliation is not a disqualification for government service, and omitting that Mueller himself is a Republican.
And Trump complains of a “rigged witch hunt,” his most meaningless and petulant claim of all. Yet Mueller’s investigation has resulted in criminal charges against 32 people and multiple guilty pleas. Mueller’s investigation deserves our full support. The American people have the right to know if their president is a crook.
I'm a high school student. Can I kneel during the national anthem?
Yes you can! School attempts to force unity of opinion is unconstitutional and has been since 1943.
Seems like those school administrators never took a constitutional law class.
You have First Amendment rights to protest injustice in this country. If you feel that taking a knee during the national anthem is the best way to protest police brutality and racial injustice, you can do that.
In Barnette, much like today, The West Virginia Board of Education insisted that the flag salute be a required activity in public schools. Teachers and students who did not salute the flag were punished with expulsion.
The Court found this straight up unconstitutional. Ruling that a flag salute was a means of communicating an idea, the Court said there could be no forced unity of opinion. It is likely that a student disciplined for not standing during the playing of the national anthem would have the same legal grounds to sue their school district as a student who refused to salute the flag.
In fact, the US Supreme Court has described your right to protest as the "fixed star in our constitutional constellation" - one of my favorite lines of legal prose of all time. "No official, high or petty" - looking at you here, Trumpy, all the way down to the vice principal - "can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein."
So, your school cannot punish you for refusing to stand during the playing of the national anthem, or for refusing to pledge allegiance to the flag.
Use those rights you have - vote, speak out, protest!
-Wells, Resistance Enterprises
P.S. - Are you registered to vote - look up how it works here.
F.B.I. Director Fired After Asking For Additional Resources To Investigate Russia-Trump Connection; We Demand The Appointment of Special Counsel and An Independent Investigation
Was the 2016 U.S. presidential election stolen by the Russian government and Trump's campaign aides?
Seems like we're to have to wait a little longer to figure out. As you have probably heard, F.B.I. Director James Comey, the man leading the investigation of collusion between Russia and the Trump political operation, has just been fired by Trump himself.
That's one way to send a message, to the F.B.I., and to the American people. According to insiders, the investigation has already been dealt a massive setback by the firing.
As Congressional Republicans have been investigating the Trump-Russia connection with all the diligence of embarrassed bystanders, it is time to demand the appointment of special counsel who will investigate the matter with the attention and impartiality the situation demands. The attorney general has this power, and it's time he used it. But he needs to feel pressure in order to do the right thing. You're that pressure.
If you have 5 minutes: Call your senators and urge them to call for an independent investigation led by special counsel.
If you have 10 minutes: Write a Letter to the Editor of your local paper or alt-weekly denouncing Trump's attack on this investigation, and ask others to do the same.
Thank you for the work you're doing. Together we're making change happen.