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Sarah Palin told supporters Monday they couldn’t “party like it’s 1773” until Washington was flooded with like-minded conservatives. Intellectually “superior” leftards from Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas to PBS moderator Obama cheerleader Gwen Ifill took to Twitter to snicker about Palin’s historical illiteracy never taking the time to google “party+1773” and find the 4,240,000 results referencing the Boston Tea Party.

Christine O’Donnell is getting a massive amount of attention today because during a debate with Chris Coons, she asked: “Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?” He replied fairly well quoting the non-establishment phrase which is not the question she asked. When pressed further the “bearded Marxist” could not list the freedoms contained in the First Amendment. The religion clause reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The “separation of church and state” is a doctrine first referenced by Thomas Jefferson in a letter to the Danbury Baptists Association in 1802. In Jefferson’s letter, he was reassuring the Baptists of Danbury that their religious freedom would remain protected – a promise that no possible religious majority would be able to force out a smaller church. The worst part of this was the students at Widener University Law School laughed at her question. How can you be in Law School and quite obviously not have read the constitution? Or is their reading comprehension so horribly low that they can’t understand that simple phrase? As a PSA for them is this link, Boston College 3L Asks for His Money Back; Hilarity Ensues.

Sharron Angle covered the same ground when Jon Ralston confronted her over her 1995 statement that excluding religious schools from Federal funding is un-American and that the separation of church and state is an unconstitutional doctrine. Then this exchange ensued:

RALSTON: The separation of church and state arises out of the Constitution.

ANGLE: No it doesn’t, John.

RALSTON: Oh, it doesn’t? The Founding Fathers didn’t believe in the separation of church and state?

ANGLE: Thomas Jefferson has been misquoted, like I’ve been misquoted, out of context. Thomas Jefferson was actually addressing a church and telling them through his address that there had been a wall of separation put up between the church and the state precisely to protect the church from being taken over by a state religion. That’s what they meant by that. They didn’t mean we couldn’t bring our values to the political forum.

Now you may quibble over the use of the word “arises”, and if you mean that the constitution raises the point, you might be right, but the actual meaning is almost exactly opposite of the leftists’ use of the term.

Voter Fraud is a destroying the election process and why True the Vote is committed to fighting it.

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I know this is from last year, but has anything changed? Anything? I think there has been a change in that they have even less money. My general approach to government is to “Starve the Beast”, but with 43 reliable democrat electoral votes, I’m sure they believe that they will be bailed out by the populations of other states via the Federal Government.
California Treasurer Bill Lockyer testified at an informational hearing on reform on October 22, 2009.

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Don’t miss Rush on “Family Guy” tonight. 8pm/7central

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I’m old enough that I actually had a full course of civics and (Tennessee) government in eighth grade in a little country town (population 1100). So I had an advantage in taking this test that I ask you to try:

The Shaping of the American Mind: The Diverging Influences of the College Degree & Civic Learning on American Beliefs

The average score for all 2,508 Americans taking the following test was 49%; college educators scored 55%. Can you do better?

My results;

Civics Quiz

You answered 33 out of 33 correctly — 100.00 %

Average score for this quiz during October: 73.4%

I am heartened by the fact that so far October is running above the test average previously. I blame Beck, Palin and the Tea Party.

1st Amendment

Posted: September 9, 2010 in amendment, burning, fire, flag, free, patriotic, speech
If we must respect flag burning, crucifixes in urine, dung covered religious icons, and burning bibles, why would the AP decide not to show images of a burning Koran?

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