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    Re: O'Donnell Questions Separation of Church, State in Senate Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Coons named the separation of church and state, but could not identify the others — the freedoms of speech, press, to assemble and petition — and asked that O’Donnell allow the moderators ask the questions.
    And again, "separation of church and state" is a term of convenience that does not correctly describe the relationship between church and state. Coons sort of addresses the establishment clause, but forgets the free exercise clause. Rounding up, he gets 1 of the 5 freedoms half right.

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    Re: O'Donnell Questions Separation of Church, State in Senate Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Yup.

    O'Donnell is making the point that the phrase "separation of church and state" is not in the Consititution. Coons is trying to paint her as a religious nut because it's his best chance of winning.
    O'Donnell: "You're telling me 'separation of church and state' is in the first amendment?"
    Coons: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."
    O'Donnell: "That's in the constitution?"

    So, what, she just wasn't listening to what he said? That's your take on this?
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    Re: O'Donnell Questions Separation of Church, State in Senate Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    O'Donnell: "You're telling me 'separation of church and state' is in the first amendment?"
    Coons: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."
    O'Donnell: "That's in the constitution?"

    So, what, she just wasn't listening to what he said? That's your take on this?


    nothing on Coon's ignorance? Just the partisan hypocritical antics again deuce?
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    Re: O'Donnell Questions Separation of Church, State in Senate Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    As I said, liberals detest the Constitution.

    Consider this: the President of the United States is the most powerful person in the world, and yet, he has no power over you individually, as a citizen, whatsoever.

    If you don't see the genius in that, you are beyond help. And 240 years later, it still stands, where others have been crumpled and trashed.

    Liberals want to crumple it, I understand. Good luck with all that.
    Which liberals are looking to repeal amendments?
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    Re: O'Donnell Questions Separation of Church, State in Senate Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Which liberals are looking to repeal amendments?


    I know you are all about repealing the third.... You commie!
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    Re: O'Donnell Questions Separation of Church, State in Senate Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    O'Donnell: "You're telling me 'separation of church and state' is in the first amendment?"
    Coons: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."
    O'Donnell: "That's in the constitution?"

    So, what, she just wasn't listening to what he said? That's your take on this?
    She was repeating her question.

    The true idiots are the audience who laughed when she asked the question She knew it wasn't in the constitution and they didn't.
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    Re: O'Donnell Questions Separation of Church, State in Senate Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    If she fails to use basic logic to understand the meaning of the first amendment, then yes she is stupid.
    Coons couldn't name the Fab 5 Freedoms in the 1st. I'm sure he's able to regergitate the Commi Manifesto though
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    Re: O'Donnell Questions Separation of Church, State in Senate Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Patria Antiqua View Post
    I'm not referring to the text itself, only the insane idea that somehow there is a specific "interpretation" woven into it.
    I'm not sure anyone believes that there is an interpretation "built in" to the Constitution. If it were that easy, would we need judges?

    The Constitution must be interpreted contemporarily. The usual disagreement (in way too general terms) is in whether to base your interpretation on what you think the law meant when it was written, or whether you base your interpretation on what you think makes most sense now. The former gives more power to the people to decide the supreme law of the land (for better or worse), whereas the latter takes a portion of that power and puts it in the hands of a handful of appointed elites (for better or worse).

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    Re: O'Donnell Questions Separation of Church, State in Senate Debate

    The headlines should be "Nutjob Christine O'Donnell is smarter than Chris Coons and the Audience."
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    Re: O'Donnell Questions Separation of Church, State in Senate Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    She was repeating her question.

    The true idiots are the audience who laughed when she asked the question She knew it wasn't in the constitution and they didn't.
    no, she was not. she specifically said "THAT'S in the constitution?", [/B]in reply to his stating the amendment in words. she's an idiot. the audience knew she was an idiot, that's why they laughed. and in fact, that amendment has been interpreted to mean separation of church and state, hasn't it? and here's part of the reason why, which, as a beck devotee, you should know.

    Mr. President

    To messers Nehemiah Dodge, Ephraim Robbins, & Stephen S. Nelson, a committee of the Danbury Baptist association in the state of Connecticut.

    Gentlemen

    The affectionate sentiments of esteem and approbation which you are so good as to express towards me, on behalf of the Danbury Baptist association, give me the highest satisfaction. my duties dictate a faithful and zealous pursuit of the interests of my constituents, & in proportion as they are persuaded of my fidelity to those duties, the discharge of them becomes more and more pleasing.

    Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church & State. [Congress thus inhibited from acts respecting religion, and the Executive authorised only to execute their acts, I have refrained from prescribing even those occasional performances of devotion, practiced indeed by the Executive of another nation as the legal head of its church, but subject here, as religious exercises only to the voluntary regulations and discipline of each respective sect.] Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.

    I reciprocate your kind prayers for the protection & blessing of the common father and creator of man, and tender you for yourselves & your religious association assurances of my high respect & esteem.

    (signed) Thomas Jefferson
    Jan.1.1802.


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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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