The dumb just keep getting dumber.
According to the AP article below, Christine O’Donnell just took her dumbness to a whole new level, and in her case, that’s really digging with a front end loader. Miss O’Donnell, the Republican Teaparty candidate for Congress in Delaware questioned whether or not the Constitution spoke about the separation of Church and State.
Maybe she should have checked her pocket-sized copy and look – Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791.
“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.”
Amazingly, Christina is not the only one who don’t understand this Constitutional Amendment. After tweeting this shocker earlier today, I received a response from an obvious O’Donnell supporter. According to his Bio, his name is George B. Below is his response;
Del Senate nominee O’Donnell asks whether Constitution prohibits establishment of religion
Oct 19, 2010 10:10 EDT
Republican Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell of Delaware on Tuesday questioned whether the U.S. Constitution calls for a separation of church and state, appearing to disagree or not know that the First Amendment bars the government from establishing religion.
The exchange came in a debate before an audience of legal scholars and law students at Widener University 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,” said Widener University political scientist Wesley Leckrone, adding that he thought it raised questions about O’Donnell’s grasp of the Constitution.
Source: AP News
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