I’m just a plainspoken Colorado criminal defense lawyer, but the way I see it…
My mother was born in Texas, so it pains me when other Texans leave the impression that there must be something in the water there to make government officials behave the way they sometimes do. One Texan who is not my mother, but happens to be a member of the Texas Board of Education, says he “reject(s) the notion of a constitutional separation of church and state.” David Bradley says that’s something the political left wing just made up to try and stop people like him from requiring the history and science textbooks to teach that evolution is bunk and it only took six days for God to create people as fully developed as he is. He doesn’t indicate what that mental and physical development looks like exactly, only that it’s full.
“I have $1000,” David Bradley boasts, “for the charity of your choice if you can find it in the Constitution.”
Well, it’s right there in the first sixteen words of Amendment I to that document: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
To anyone with the intellectual acuity to understand those words (like the Supreme Court justices who have interpreted them through numerous decisions), separation of church and state is established Constitutional principle.
I suspect Mr. Bradley’s $1000, though, is quite safe.