Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Quote of the Day

Did not verify quote from debate. As reported:

Christine O’Donnell said: “I’m sorry I didn’t bring my Constitution with me. Fortunately senators don’t have to memorize the Constitution.”

If O'Donnell was going to call into question the First Amendment, perhaps she could have memorized it prior to the debate or at least read it over to see exactly what it says. I do not have that Amendment memorized, nor do I expect senators or other reps to memorize the entire Constitution. They should be knowlegable about it and read it from time to time to ensure legislation they are proposing is within the guidelines and laws stated in our ruling document.

That goes for District councilmen and women, mayors, governors and all other people citizens elect to represnt us in government.

O'Donnell is correct in asserting that the First Amendment does not cover "separation of church and state". I would not know that, except for recently researching the Constitution for separation of church and state clause. It is not there.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Truly the intent of that bit of citizens' Bill of Rights is to keep government separate from religion.

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