To the Delaware Senate race, where Republican Christine O’Donnell squared off with Democrat Chris Coons in a debate this morning:
Coons said that creationism, which he considers “a religious doctrine,” should not be taught in public schools due to the Constitution’s First Amendment. He argued that it explicitly enumerates the separation of church and state.
“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?”
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,” Coons responded, reciting from memory the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
“That’s in the First Amendment…?” O’Donnell responded.
Chris Coons, you are blowing this thing! What kind of an egghead knows the First Amendment by heart? Who wants to have a beer with that guy? Loser.