Friday, October 22, 2010

Christine O’Donnell First Amendment Arguments: Really, She Understands Church and State

Christine O’Donnell’s First Amendment arguments have been viral. First, she was touted as “dabbling in witchcraft” and now she’s hailed as the nut job who doesn’t know what the separation of Church and State is.

However, O’Donnell seems to suggest that the media has skewed her words. For instance, during her recent debate with Democratic opponent Chris Coons, Christine O’Donnell asked where in the Constitution were the words “Separation of Church and State.”

Everyone took that to mean that she didn’t know where it was.

She also asked her opponent to name the five freedoms guaranteed in the first amendment…and he couldn’t. O’Donnell and her team though they had a slam-dunk, when really the media was able to turn it around and make her look incompetent.

Or, on the other hand, do you think O’Donnell is trying to cover her self?


  1. Why oh why do they give the woefully ignorant a platform.

  2. You're right. I don't know why Obama is President either

  3. He's president because he won the presidential election.

  4. Antidisestablishmentarianism
    Americans learn that word, it's your longest one!

  5. If the first amendment didn't mean seperation of church and state, why did all the states disetblish their churches when it was passed.

  6. Anonymous (4:53 AM), no one knows what you are saying. Lay off the sauce. The first amendment states that the government "shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion nor will it prohibit the free exercise thereof". The words "separation of church and state" do not appear in the constitution but taken out of context from a letter written by Jefferson. What the amendment was guaranteeing was protection from the government's tyranny. Not for religion to be restricted but to be exercised freely and not imposed. American government has Christian origins and our laws are reflective of that. Learn your history.


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