Christine O’Donnell’s breathtaking ignorance about the First Amendment’s separation of church and state


Christine O’Donnell is the Republican candidate for Senate in Delaware. When asked why she thought she was qualified to be a Senator she gave this as her chief qualification:

“I have a graduate fellowship from the Claremont Institute in Constitutional Government, and it is that deep analysis of the Constitution that has helped me to analyze and have an opinion on what’s going on today.”

At today’s candidate forum in Wilmington O’Donnell challenged her Democratic opponent, Chris Coons about where in the Constitution did it say anything about separation of church and state. When the audience gasped and laughed she grinned, thinking she had him there. She went on to demonstrate shock and surprise when Coons told her about the First Amendment. It was news to her.

O’Donnell will likely lose on November 2: not so sure to lose is Sharon Angle, Republican Senate candidate in Nevada, who believes that Sharia law reigns today in Dearborn, Michigan.

What does this say about the Republican voters who voted for such people?



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One Response to “Christine O’Donnell’s breathtaking ignorance about the First Amendment’s separation of church and state”

  1. Christine Whitman’s Insult to Democracy « Ethics Alarms Says:

    […] the whole, nauseating story: you can read plenty about O’Donnell’s disgrace here and here. I will just enumerate and summarize the ethical principles O’Donnell trashed (not counting […]

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