Christine O’Donnell so Ignorant, Debate Audience Erupts in Laughter

October 19, 2010

(ChattahBox Political News)—Christine O’Donnell, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Delaware has no earthly idea what she is talking about. During a debate this morning held at Widener University Law School, she unintentionally acknowledged she was unaware that the constitutional basis for the separation of church and state is found in the establishment clause of the First Amendment. Worse, when asked if she supported the repeal of the 14th, 16th and 17th Amendments, she knew what the 17th was all about naturally, but the former teen witch and anti-masturbation advocate was forced to ask the questioner to explain the 14th and 16th Amendments, before she could answer the question. At one point during the debate O’Donnell turned to her Democratic opponent Chris Coons and asked,”Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?” The audience could be heard gasping and erupting into laughter.

The conspicuously unintelligent senatorial candidate was unable to name a single Supreme Court case that she disagreed with, besides Roe vs. Wade in a previous debate. “I know there are a lot,” said O’Donnell.

This morning’s debate was even more cringe-worthy, if that’s at all possible.

During a discussion of teaching creationism in the public schools, O’Donnell displayed a complete lack of understanding of the constitution. She even accused Coons of violating the constitution by opposing the teaching of religious beliefs in public schools.

“Talk about imposing your beliefs on the local schools,” she said. “You’ve just proved how little you know not just about constitutional law but about the theory of evolution.”

O’Donnell then began to blab about the founders. When Coons responded that “One of those indispensable principles is the separation of church and state,” O’Donnell asked “Where in the constitution is the separation of church and state?”

When Coons responded that the First Amendment bars Congress from passing legislation regarding the establishment of religion. O’Donnell asked, “You’re telling me that the separation of church and state is found in the First Amendment?”

Coons told the audience that her answers revealed a “fundamental misunderstanding” of the constitution. Like the rest of the radical know-nothing crop of tea party candidates, whom constantly tout the constitution, O’Donnell doesn’t have a clue.

You really have to watch it to believe it.

O’Donnell’s spokesperson later clarified that O’Donnell was just pointing out that the actual words “separation of church and state” don’t appear in the Constitution.

“She simply made the point that the phrase appears nowhere in the Constitution,” her campaign manager said.

Ahh, that explains it.

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One Response to “Christine O’Donnell so Ignorant, Debate Audience Erupts in Laughter”

  1. Brad Fregger on October 19th, 2010 4:41 pm

    O’Donnell was clearly questioning Coons statement that the constitution stated a separation of church and state. He then backed away from that position and stated a part of the first amendment, which threw her off a bit. But, essentially, she was right!

    There is no separation of church and state in the constitution. One of the freedoms guaranteed by the first amendment is that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”; which of course, it is doing by supporting the concept of no religion.

    Not establishing an official religion for the U.S. nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof is dramatically different from stating that there will be a separation of church and state. This should have been obvious to that group of law students; and … to your readers as well.

    Also, her opponent could not name the freedoms protected by the First Amendment. The mass media’s bias is obvious.

    Bottom line: The phrase, “separation of church and state” does not appear in the U.S. Constitution.

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