The Ramblings of the Millahtime Man

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Ten Commandments and the Court

I was reading today about how the supreme court is taking up the debate of the ten commandments being displayed on federal buildings.

There is talk that the ten commandments that are in many court houses should be taken down. I have to say that removing them is crap and here is why.

What does the ammendment in question on this actually say....

"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."

By having the ten commandments hanging on the wall they are not making or dealing with a law establishing a country wide religion. The courts can't even make laws. So, displaying this has no lawful basis as to whether it can be there or not. Taking them down might even be considered getting in the way of their freedom of expression or speech.

So, it's a matter of preference. And well the courts are not to make rulings on preference. They are to make rulings about law. End of story.

So, if you don't like it... Then get over it. There are many more important things in life for you to be concerned with. Cause hey, you are probably an atheist or agnostic and with your beliefs your time on earth is all you got so I would tell you not to be concerned with this stuff and enjoy yourself while you can.


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