|A church on the same street as my kids' school.|
Taken during their Halloween parade,
I've written about it before, and you're all smart enough to figure out the who's and where's of which I speak. I'm just not naming names or places because frankly, I don't want the search hits and I really don't want to be connected in any way, shape, or form with someone who needs to ask questions like these:
"Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?"
That was, apparently, a source of confusion this morning by the Senatorial candidate from my state, who uttered this very question at a debate this morning. A debate, mind you, that was held at a LAW SCHOOL. You can read the whole article right here.
When she was instructed in these basic tenets of American History 101, the candidate appeared to be genuinely surprised.
"You're telling me that's in the First Amendment?"
This is not a media-manufactured gotcha moment. This is some scary shit, people. Some downright scary shit.
And even scarier is the fact that some are quite happy with - and hell-bent on - the notion of sending this woman to the Senate.
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