Palin and O’Donnell Display their Correct Knowledge of
US History and the Constitution
What an absolute riot (no pun intended since December 16, 1773 was the date of the actual Boston Tea Party)! The left snickers at Sarah Palin for telling the Tea Party groups not to celebrate to soon by saying “not to party like it is 1773 yet”. This is an obvious reference to the date of the actual Boston Tea party where the citizens of the then colonies stood up to the British and dumped shipments of Tea in Boston Harbor in protest of the increasing taxes on tea with the Tea Tax and other commodity taxes by George III. The colonists were jubilant with their act of defiance and celebrated the occasion. Samuel Adams who tried to calm the crowds down before the event, defended the tea dumping by saying; “That the Tea Party was not the act of a lawless mob, but was instead a principled protest and the only remaining option the people had to defend their constitutional right.” Adam’s use of the term “constitutional right” referred to rights derived from people rather than a formal document since 1773 predated the 1787 adoption of the US Constitution (that is for the education of the left). Today’s Tea Party movement mirrors Adam’s description of the original Tea Party.
The second left wing error was their mocking of Christine O’Donnell for questioning her opponent Coons on what the source was for the the “Separation of Church and State” he was quoting in regards to the teaching of creationism in public schools. Coons incorrectly stated that it was in the Constitution and more specifically in the First Amendment. The audience, that was made up of law students, snickered at O’Donnell which begs the question what are these kids being taught at Widener University Law School! The first amendment reads:
“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.”
Where is “Separation of Church and State”? There is a prohibition of the State from establishing a religion. The left has worked to apply this in reverse so that any public showing or discussion or demonstration of religion, specifically Judeo-Christian based, by individuals on public or quasi public lands or places is unconstitutional. The left also places “creationism” in the realm of a religious belief versus a possible scientific fact. They believe that the only possibility for our creation is evolution and evolution has no religious basis and is pure science even though this theory cannot be scientifically proved. Same group that believes that Global Warming is caused by humans generating CO2 even though climates get colder during times of increases in CO2 in the atmosphere! There is literally no way to prove that creationism is more or less valid than evolution. By tying creationism to religion, the left insists that creationism cannot be included in public school curriculum. The teaching of creationism is prohibited by the First Amendment that prohibits the establishment of a religion. Neither creationism nor evolution is a religion. Even if you say that one or the other concept is widely held by one religious group or another, the concept itself is not a religion. If you want to separate Church and State, the State should get out of these arguments and let both concepts be taught.
Both concepts rely on FAITH, one in a Supreme Being and one in Charles Darwin. Our currency and other national and state icons use the phrase, “In God We Trust”. That phrase also assumes a reliance on Faith and certainly a reliance on a Supreme Being. The first sentence of the Declaration of Independence states and recognizes the Laws of Nature and God, God was capitalized:
“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
In the second sentence, the declaration states the source of all human rights as:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
O’Donnell was correct in raising the question as to the origin of the “Separation of Church and State” in the context of whether Creationism and Evolution should be taught side by side in public school. Neither concepts are religions; neither concepts can be scientifically proven or disproven; and there is no concept of “Separation of Church and State” in the first amendment. There is an admonition to the State that it connect establish a state religion LIKE THE ONES THE COLONISTS FLED FROM IN EUROPE.
Before the Left laughs at Sarah and Christine, they should check out a US History book and the US Constitution. Coons should do the same as he could not remember the enumerated Rights in the First Amendment.