Tag Archives: Senate Debate

Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?

Christine O’Donnell shows her knowledge or lack thereof of the Constitution in a debate today. She asked opponent Chris Coons, “Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?” The quote starts at 2 minutes and 50 seconds in the video above.

While the constitution does not state “separation of church and state”, the First Amendment makes it pretty clear:

Amendment 1 – Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified December 15, 1791.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


Kentucky Senate Debate

Rand Paul at Kentucky Senate Debate

Candidates Jack Conway (D) and Rand Paul (R) meet in Louisville for another debate. Jack Conway is the state’s Attorney General and was first elected in 2007. Rand Paul, son of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), is supported by the Tea Party.

US Senate Debate for Nevada – Reid vs. Angle

Nevada Senate Debate 2010

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) faced challenger Republican Sharron Angle in a debate held in Las Vegas. This is the only scheduled debate between the two candidates. Sen. Reid is running for a 5th term against the Tea Party-backed Sharron Angle, who is also a former member of the Nevada State Assembly.

Third California Senate Debate

Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman participated in their third and final televised governor’s debate on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010.

Delaware Senate Debate

Delaware’s U.S. Senate candidates Christine O’Donnell (R) and Chris Coons (D) met in the first televised debate at the University of Delaware in Newark.