Mark Levin on Christine O’Donnell, Separation of Church and State


Levin unpacks this ‘O’Donnell vs Separation of Church and State’ issue being raised by the Left and exposes their ignorance of the Constitution. He is very thorough which makes this a great lesson for everyone.

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The audio clip is fifteen minutes long and can be heard at TheRightScoop. In it Levin points out that O’Donnell is correct to say the clause “separation of church and state” is not in the Constitution. Levin explains that a Supreme Court decision in 1947 is the first time in history that the court used the phrase, that Justice Hugo Black, “succeeded in re-writing the First Amendment.”

Update: Law professor Ann Althouse writes, O’Donnell and Coons on the separation of church and state.

Update 2: At American Thinker, Coons can’t name the 5 freedoms in the First Amendment

Update 3: Law professor Glenn Reynolds has something to add, Embarrassing Widener

…I agree that the O’Donnell focus is a deliberate distraction. But I also think it’s important to use this opportunity — like the Sarah Palin “1773″ brouhaha — to point out that the credentialed gentry class isn’t nearly as smart, and certainly isn’t as well-educated, as it thinks it is. Because, you know, it isn’t.

Perhaps Widener law students can’t be expected to understand constitutional doctrine like Wisconsin or Cornell law professors. But they can be expected to avoid showing their ignorance through ill-mannered displays. One of the underappreciated virtues of good manners is that they help you to avoid making an ass of yourself when you are not as smart as you think you are…

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