This is the kind of mentality we're up against

I was reading the 360 blog on CNN (I like to be amused sometimes) and saw an entry titled “Is the Tide Turning?” The entry wasn’t too bad, surprisingly for CNN, but I had to read the comments. While many are in the same vein – Waah, John McCain cheated – this one stood out for me:

Donna A. Reuter, Bremerton, WA August 18th, 2008 1:28 pm ET

Amended entry:

This event violated the Constitution of the United States. The Constitution forbids any religious means testing and shame on CNN for participating in this. I cannot believe how ignorant of the Constitution that everyone is (this includes the press), it is deplorable.

This also violated the First Amendment of the Constitution that states that “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.” CNN and other media outlets have tunnel vision with this Amendment just see “freedom of the press” and nothing else.

Let me give you reasons why church and state should be kept worlds away, The First World War, The Second World War, The Taliban in Afghanistan and September 11th, 2001. Are you listening to me and do you understand what I am waring you about. When religion gets involved in the affairs of State, evil, horrible and awful things happen.

What? What is this lady smoking? Violated the Constitution? This is someone who needs to go back to high school and take 9th grade Civics. The One was not REQUIRED to be there. Her “argument” supporting her position was so off the wall, I think she has Obamalaria and is hallucinating.

I was tempted to respond to these stupid comments, but then I realized that no comment by a level-headed person would make an impact with someone like this.

If you want some amusing (and scary when you think about it) reading and quotes, check out the comments on that entry.