Skip to comments.$1,000 REWARD Offered to find "SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE" in US Constitution
Posted on 10/20/2010 10:33:37 PM PDT by Moseley
$1,000 REWARD OFFERED BY CHRISTINE O'DONNELL'S 2008 CAMPAIGN MANAGER FOR ANYONE WHO CAN FIND THE PHRASE "SEPARATION OF CHURCH & STATE" In the US Constitution
Contact : Jonathon Moseley (703) 656-1230
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (October 21, 2010) -- $1,000 is being offered -- including as a donation to CHRIS COONS' U.S. Senate Campaign in Delaware -- for any one who can find the exact phrase "Separation of Church and State" anywhere in the United States Constitution, by Virginia attorney Jonathon Moseley. Moseley was the 2008 primary campaign manager for national Cinderella candidate CHRISTINE O'DONNELL.
In a US Senate debate on October 19, 2010, in Wilmington, Delaware, non-lawyer Christine O'Donnell bravely entered Widener Law School to debate lawyer Chris Coons on the Constitution before a crowd of law students and law professors.
O'Donnell called Coons on the carpet, correctly exposing Coons' mis-statements about the First Amendment. Coons claimed that the phrase "separation of church and state" is found in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It is not. O'Donnell took Coons to school inside the law school.
When challenged by O'Donnell, Coons then changed his "story" several times, offering several different versions of the First Amendment.
In the end, Coons offered yet another mangled mis-statement of the First Amendment, to which O'Donnell challenged laughingly "That's in the First Amendment?" NONE of Coons' changing versions were an accurate statement of the First Amendment. The final statement Coons offered is not in the First Amendment, to which O'Donnell asked "That's in the First Amendment?"
Despite the Left's attempt to amend the US Constitution by simply repeating "The Big Lie" over and over again, the phrase "separation of church and state" cannot be found in the United States Constitution. In fact, the words "church" and "separation" also are not found individually anywhere in the U.S. Constitution.
Coons and the leftist media quickly back-tracked and tried to cover for Coon's gaffe, by changing the subject. The exchange was mis-reported by portraying the First Amendment as, in substance, including the functional equivalent of "separation of church and state."
However, this also is false. The First Amendment guarantees "THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF (of religion)." A wall of separation would violate the 2nd part of the clause, violating THE FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION.
Any rule that makes religion or religious people unwelcome in any place or any aspect of American life is a violation of the "FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION" guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment.
Similarly, Article VI of the U.S. Constitution prohibits any religious test for any person to serve in government or have any position of public trust under the U.S. Constitution.
However, this swings both ways. The Constitution does not permit a test of NON-religion as a condition of serving in government or acting in government. A test that one cannot be religious to act or serve in government violates Article VI of the U.S. Constitution.
In 2008, O'Donnell was the offiical Republican nominee for the US Senate running against Joe Biden. Jonathon Moseley, a long-time friend, ran O'Donnell's party convention primary campaign.
In 2010, O'Donnell defeated long-time Congressman Mike Castle for the Republican nomination running again for Joe Biden's old Senate seat.
Jonathon Moseley is currently an attorney practicing in Northern Virginia.
I’ll give $5.00 for penumbra.
Some MSNBC anchor’s were claiming O’Donnell was a dunderhead over this,yet they had no proof it was stated in the constitution,they just assume all their viewers have an I.Q.of 42 and Failed U.S. History in High School.
The reward will never be collected.
I love it! I think there could be a whole board game here somewhere!
Leno said that Sarah better watch out because Christine is a younger, hotter, crazier version of Sarah. Lucky me catching that while channel flipping. These people are deranged.
O’Donnell gets it right and the law schoolers laugh at her.
Most law schoolers are Ruling Class wannabees....
Must be part of their belief in the Theory of Evolution. A piece of parchment can evolve into a Liberal Wet Dream.
Why just $1,000? Make it $1 Million! That will get people to actually read the Constitution.
Here we go again.
The article completely forgets to mention the following:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”
This means Congress (and any other state with this in their Constitution) cannot create a “Church of the United States” or a “Church of Virginia, Carolina, etc.”.
This also means no endorsements, and no government employee can represent the government as a particular religious embodyment. That’s a critical piece of Amendment I. The framing fathers were very clear about this to prevent a “Rule of the Bishops” scenario so prevalent in England at the time.
So, although government employees are free to practice and express their religious beliefs in their own personal lives as “John Q Public”, they are disallowed to use this relationship to endorse or “enhance” (i.e. religious favoritism) their standing as a government employee.
Liberals also state that the 1st amendment says it protects you from “freedom from religion”!
Most of those “law school” types got “extra credit” for laughing. Their commie “perfessors” were there taking names.
If I ever need a lawyer again I will be sure not to hire a Widener grad.
Here’s a cool Wallbuilders video that covers this topic.
A local cbs long time talking head even went after her in a comment section(O’donnell) he does. Don Shelby on wcco.com oct. 19. I do not know if I can post it but check it out or post it, and see how stupid our MN. media is.
Might as well offer a trillion dollars. It’s not possible for anyone to collect it.
OH, SNAP! That photo is priceless!
The Delaware Constitution says that “it is the duty of all persons frequently to assemble together for the public worship of Almighty God.”
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