October 19, 2010
Written by Sue · Filed Under U.S.
One Response to “Christine O’Donnell so Ignorant, Debate Audience Erupts in Laughter”
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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