It's a painful debate to watch. It's sad when a politician has to ask what the amendments are. Her views on the 16th amendment were interesting was well.
@7:10 is the comment the OP mentioned.
There is no doubt that he says, "government shall make no establishment of religion" and she questions it.
Last edited by CriticalThought; 10-19-10 at 10:48 AM.
I, being a Republican and a Conservative, think this lady is a ditz. Thankfully, I do not live in her state, so I don't have to worry about who to vote for in this one.
So for those who say Seperation is not part of the constitution.
Do you advocate Religious Government then?
Liberals' continued twisting of the intent of the first amendment would be sad, if they weren't so successful in spreading misinformation.
The key word is "establishment". The founders (Madison) sought to provide a mechanism to prevent what had happened in England. (The Church of England had gained so much power that it had ESTABLISHED itself as basically the court system in England. As such, it controlled law and could change it on the whims of the church's political interests.) The intent was to protect the legislative branch's ability to protect Constitutional law from unforeseen changes or attempts from religious movements to change it.
That does not change the fact that the Constitution and American law is based on Judao-Christian values. Nor does it ostracize Christianity, or religion in general, from government altogether. It simply doesn't.
What liberals hate is that the Consitution is also written to protect LIBERALS from changing it as well. LOL. Liberals hate the Constitution because it is a capitalistic manifesto that flies in the face of their big government ideals.
Last edited by Erod; 10-19-10 at 10:54 AM.
Does anyone find it creepy how conservatives droll over our Founders? You'd think that there was no possible way to improve or adapt 240 year old ideas, especially when they aren't actually enshrined in any legal documents.
I'm not even going to bother....
Constitutional Topic: The Constitution and Religion - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
Read this or don't it's far to in depth for either side here.
There is no real "separation of church and state", there is an "establishment clause". Read the link then comment intelligently, I won't hold my breath.
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.