Coons (Dem candidate) said private and parochial schools are free to teach creationism but that "religious doctrine doesn't belong in our public schools."However, to be fair and balanced (oops!) Coons was unable to name the five freedoms found in the first amendment: Speech, press, assembly, petition, and religion. All in all, a great deal of o ur problems on all sides may be a lack of insight, knowledge, and understanding of our basic values as a nation.
"Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?" O'Donnell (GOP candidate) asked him.
When Coons responded that the First Amendment bars Congress from making laws respecting the establishment of religion, O'Donnell asked: "You're telling me that's in the First Amendment?"