By Skip Chatterson - October 20, 2010
A couple of years ago “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?” was a popular TV show. Christine O’Donnell took it a large step forward and proved she is smarter than a room full of law students and her opponent.
On Oct 19th Ms O’Donnell was having a debate with her opponent, Chris Coons when the subject of “separation of church and state” came up. Coons stated the separation of church and state was one of a number of “settled pieces of constitutional law” worked out through years of legal development including Supreme Court decisions. He said a woman’s right to abortion was another. Christine O’Donnell asked Mr. Coons where the separation of church and state could be found in the Constitution, at this point the crowd of law students, from Widener Law School and the moderator bust out laughing.
Mr. Coons lets look at the 1st Amendment (Establishment Clause) to see where the separation statement is:
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.
Where is the separation of church and state? It is not in the 1st amendment, this amendment simply states the government can not form a religion or force the population to belong to a particular religion. Remember colonial America just won it’s freedom from England who told the population they had to belong to the church of England. This is the historical background to the Establishment Clause. This does not separate church and state, the supreme court did that, recently.
Mr. Coons referred to “settled pieces of constitutional law”, which is a reference to Everson v Board of Education 1947, where Justice Hugo Black wrote the summary for the majority. Hugo Black put the separation between church and state (some people will say Thomas Jefferson did, but he wrote letters explaining there must be a wall between the state forming a religion). Who is Hugo Black? He was the first justice appointed by FDR (who was loading the court with liberal judges) and was the lawyer for, and member of the Klu Klux Klan. Mr. Black hated the Catholic Church and used his position to try and bring the Catholic Church down (hat tip to Mark Levin for the historical background).
So the separation of church and state, a beloved statute for the leftist in America, originated from a black, Jew, and Catholic hater. This is too good to be true, that the leftists hero belonged to the KKK.
This was not the only example of morons on the left today.
Sarah Palin, in an address to Tea Party Patriots stated: “Don’t be thinking that we’ve got victory for America in the bag yet…We can’t party like it’s 1773.”
This statement was challenged by PBS’s Gwen Ifill and Daily Kos’s Markos Moulitsas, who mocked Palin via their twitter accounts. The Huffington Post actually reprinted Moulitsas’s tweet as “News Broken on Twitter
This must be an example of public schools being run by liberal, because these media individuals do not know their history. The original Boston Tea Party occurred on Dec 16,1773. Gwen Ifill should be aware of this since she is the host of PBS’s “Washington Week” as well as a senior correspondent on the “PBS NewsHour.
We need people like Christine O’Donnell and Sarah Palin out there. We need people who actually know the Constitution and basic American history to be running this country.
By the way, if you need a lawyer, avoid anybody who graduated from Widener Law School in Delaware. They don’t know the Constitution either.
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