Christine O’Donnell’s Dummy Moment About the First Amendment
Matt | On 20, Oct 2010
There’s more craziness in the “witch-like world” of Republican Senate candidate, Christine O’Donnell of Delaware.
On Tuesday, she was involved in a debate with her Democratic challenger for the open seat, Chris Coons, at Widener University Law School. During one point of the discussion of the separation of church and state, O’Donnell asked Coons OUT LOUD in front of an audience of LAW STUDENTS, “Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?”
She was met with immediate laughter from the crowd. They were laughing AT her not WITH her.
O’Donnell doesn’t seem to think that the separation of church and state exist in the Constitution. To her credit, the exact words are not spelled out in the First Amendment. But, the text is clear as day outlining what is and isn’t the government’s role in regards to religion.
For the record, the First Amendment reads as follows:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
What part of that is she not understanding? That’s like saying Barack Obama is not the president because the Constitution doesn’t call him out by name. Umm … duh.
[Christine … when we read big documents like the Constitution, let’s put on our CRITICAL THINKING CAP. Thank you].
And this is someone that Delaware voters could potentially send to the U.S. Senate to MAKE our laws?! Hell, she doesn’t even know them.