Is Christine O’Donnell smarter than a 5th grader?
Should we elect someone who does not understand the basic tenets of the Constitution, like how the separation of church and state is enshrined in the First Amendment, to uphold the supreme law of the land?
Christine O’Donnell is running for Senate in the state of Delaware. If elected, the Tea Party darling will swear to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and her oath of office would read something like this:
I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States (except the First Amendment and any other clauses that I don’t understand or don’t conform with my socially conservative worldview) against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
So help us all.
- Archives.gov: Constitution of the United States of America
- CBS News: Christine O’Donnell: ‘Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?’
- Washington Post: O’Donnell questions separation of church and state
- ABC News: Christine O’Donnell: ‘Separation of Church and State’ in Constitution?
- The Hill: O’Donnell unsure on separation of church and state
- The Politico: Christine O’Donnell questions First Amendment, separation of church and state