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Republican Senate Candidate Christine O'Donnell today challenged her Democratic opponent Chris Coons on his statement that the Constitution disallowed the integration of religion into the federal government, asking, "Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?"

The response is below the fold.

When Coons responded that first amendment guarantees the separation, O'Donnell appeared to not recognize that the first amendment does indeed protect the populace from any sort of government sponsored religion.

"The First Amendment does?" O'Donnell asked. "Let me just clarify: You're telling me that the separation of church and state is found in the First Amendment?"

It's incredible to me that the founders go through all this work of making sure that there are no religious tests for office, and that there will be no state religion, but 200 years later we still have people questioning the idea that we have a secular government.

Christine O'Donnell is a really sad example of how low we can go in choosing candidates.  

I wonder how many Republicans in Delaware are kicking themselves in the pants for their vote for COD.  

This is going to be an amazing election cycle to go back and study as we move forward.  The benefit of a movement like the Tea Party is that movements only last a couple of election cycles.  We just have to wait out this storm and be sure we vote and promote the right ones.  

We are extremely fortunate that this election cycle has spawned so many idiots on the Republican side.

Update- I'm totally not thanking you for a recommended diary.  Absolutely not.  

But I am thanking the Stephanie Miller Show for bringing this to my attention.
Thanks to Brainwrap for the video- skip to 2:30 or 6:00 to see it.  I gotta drop the kid off at Kin Dee Garden.

Originally posted to otto on Tue Oct 19, 2010 at 08:14 AM PDT.

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