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Old 10-19-2010, 10:24 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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O'Donnell questions separation of church, state - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101019/ap_on_el_se/us_delaware_senate - broken link)

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The exchange came in a debate before an audience of legal scholars and law students at [COLOR=#366388! important][COLOR=#366388! important]Widener [COLOR=#366388! important]University[/color][/color][/color] Law School, as O'Donnell criticized Democratic nominee Chris Coons' position that teaching creationism in public school would violate the First Amendment by promoting religious doctrine.

Coons said private and parochial schools are free to teach creationism but that "religious doctrine doesn't belong in our public schools."
"Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?" O'Donnell asked him.

When Coons responded that the First Amendment bars Congress from making laws respecting the establishment of religion, O'Donnell asked: "You're telling me that's in the First Amendment?"

Her comments, in a debate aired on radio station WDEL, generated a buzz in the audience.

"You actually audibly heard the crowd gasp," Widener University political scientist Wesley Leckrone said after the debate, adding that it raised questions about O'Donnell's grasp of the Constitution.
Wheee! This just gets funnier and funnier... Thank you, Delaware Tea Party voters, for providing us with such quality entertainment!

I'm cool with Obama's folks being voted out and opposing ideas being voted in, but next time...can we at least pick some half-way intelligent people? Is that too much to ask?
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:28 AM
 
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Wheee! This just gets funnier and funnier... Thank you, Delaware Tea Party voters, for providing us with such quality entertainment!
If only we could dismiss these folks as purely entertainment.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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She doesn't stand a snowballs chance in Hades of getting elected. She'll be on VH1's We love the 10's in a few years.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:30 AM
 
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How anyone can even consider voting for one of these Dark Age Republicans is beyond me.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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O'Donnell questions separation of church, state - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101019/ap_on_el_se/us_delaware_senate - broken link)


Wheee! This just gets funnier and funnier... Thank you, Delaware Tea Party voters, for providing us with such quality entertainment!

I'm cool with Obama's folks being voted out and opposing ideas being voted in, but next time...can we at least pick some half-way intelligent people? Is that too much to ask?
She's right. To anyone here...can you tell me where it says that church and state must be separate?

9 of the original 13 states had official state religions. They didn't think there should be a separation...they just didn't want the feds telling them how to do it.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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Coming from an agnostic,O'Donnell is still the preferable candidate over Coons the socialist.

You know Coons, Harry Reids "pet" lol
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Earth
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How anyone can even consider voting for one of these Dark Age Republicans is beyond me.
Do you read CD at all, lots of people consider it.
Good thing that CD is barely representative of the US populace.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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If only we could dismiss these folks as purely entertainment.
It is a sad state, although doubtfully O'Donnell, but we may actually have an equally "capable" Senator from, Nevada, Kentucky, Alaska, W. Va .. now that is something to be scared about.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:38 AM
 
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This is amazing.

I've read some forum posters ask the same question, "where is SOC&S in the Constitution" but they at least acknowledge that there is an religious establishment clause in the 1st Amendment. They question how big a scope the restrictions are, however.

But it takes O'Donnell to actually respond to a statement that the First Amendment bars Congress from making laws respecting the establishment of religion with the question, "You're telling me that's in the First Amendment?"

Yes, Christine, we are telling you it's in the 1st Amendment.

She also responded to Coons' assertion that religious doctrine didn't belong in our public schools with, "You've just proved how little you know not just about constitutional law but about the theory of evolution."

I have no words left, my jaw just drops.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:40 AM
 
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hussein obama, Pukelosi and other dems have been using religion to try and further their reach lately trying to get out the "word". I guess it's ok if the dems do it.
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