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The Tea Party Should Disown/Disavow Christine O'Donnell



And fast...
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?"
If the Tea Party is truly the movement that represents the Constitution, then they need to run from O'Donnell as quickly as their metaphorical feet will allow.

To claim to be the candidate who is all about the Constitution of the United States and returning to what the forefathers intended, and literally not know the First Amendment includes the separation of religion and government, is more-than-dumbfounding to me. How can an O'Donnell supporter even begin to defend such ignorance?

I can't wait to hear the spin...