Tuesday, March 01, 2005

DeLay says separation of church and state not in U.S. Constitution

Associated Press has the direct quote:

"I hope the Supreme Court will finally read the Constitution and see there's no such thing, or no mention, of separation of church and state in the Constitution," said DeLay, a Republican from Sugar Land.

Okay, Tom. Only if you don't count the First Amendment. Details schmetails.


  • Tom DeLay's just expressing something many of us have known for years: Tom DeLay is kooky.

    By Blogger Dan, at 12:11 AM  

  • Nice catch....what an idiot. We really need to keep a mic around Delay. He's like Bush -- the more he talks the bigger an idiot he comes across....kp

    By Anonymous krazypuppy, at 2:58 PM  

  • hey...don't be bashin the president of our country...i bet u couldn't do it!!! secondly...get the stinkin constitution out and read it urself....no where does it say anything about sepaation of church and state!!!!!!!!! NOW WHO'S THE IDIOT!?!?!?!

    By Anonymous TICKED OFF, at 7:07 PM  

  • "ticked off", It looks as if your the one that's misinformed. Maybe you should look up the definition of the word "Amendment" before making false statements that serve no other purpose then to push your agenda. All the U.S. Constitutional amendments are considered to be part of the current U.S. Constitution (i.e. the act of amending or correcting). The most important thing is to understand why the verbiage "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; was amended to the constitution. Our fore fathers knew of the amount of blood shed as a result of state sponsored religions in the European theater. I am thankful that they had the wisdom to try and prevent history from repeating it's self, but it is our duty as Americans here and now to prevent it from happening again.

    By Blogger Save America, at 2:35 PM  

  • And there you have your own answer. ESTABLISHING a church is completely different than allowing a church to exist (or even FAVORING a church).
    The Establishment Clause was intended to prohibit the federal government from declaring and financially supporting a national religion, such as existed in many other countries at the time of the nation's founding.

    The Establishment Clause is part of the Constitution...and the "separation" is NOT (it is from the writings of Jefferson).

    By Anonymous A guy that is apparently smarter than you, at 10:55 PM  

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