Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Spin masters in action

Liberals were quick to misquote Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, after her recent debate.
Her manager says she was not questioning the concept of separation of church and state as established by the courts. She simply made the point that the phrase appears nowhere in the Constitution.
Actually, it was her opponent, liberal Chris Coons, who demonstrated his ignorance by being unable to name the five freedoms contained in the First Amendment.
All the Constitution does is ensure that the government will be neutral to religion. It does not make it hostile to religion nor preclude any religious references in public, as liberals would prefer.
The "wall of separation between church and state" is a phrase from a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Baptist Church in Danbury, Conn., in 1802. It is not in the Constitution.
Liberals have been so effective in turning schools into indoctrination academies that two-thirds of Americans, according to a Columbia Law School study in 2002, believe that the Constitution says "from each according to his means, to each according to his needs." Karl Marx, author of that phrase, would be proud.
When a slick professional politician like Coons takes on a novice like O'Donnell, he can make cheap debating points but it doesn't change the equation. This year's election is between more freedom and less freedom. Choose wisely.

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