The founders and framers of the US Constitution and the Republic should be spinning in their graves over the mindset on display in this situation. Well perhaps they have been spinning in their graves ever since 1947, when the Supreme Court ruled in the Everson v. Board of Education case. A Supreme Court Justice at the time, Hugo Black,an anti-Catholic KKK er introduced a wrong interpretation of the framers original intention in his brief about the case, falsely saying that a separation of church and state existed in the constitution.
Though the ruling went in favor of the plaintiff, it set in stone the misguided notion that all religious expression, whatsoever, was expressly forbidden in public institutions by the framers of the constitution. Republican Tea Party candidate running for the state senate seat in Delaware Christine O Donnell, was widely ridiculed for her statement during a debate that there isn t a separation of church and state clause written in the constitution.
She was absolutely correct to state that it s not there, because it isn t, what does however exist, are the following words in the 1st Amendment:.