Ten Commandments or signs of PRIDE?


EPOCH TIMES: Louisiana has become the first state to enact a law mandating that the Ten Commandments be prominently displayed at all public schools and colleges.

Under legislation that became law on June 18, Louisiana schools that receive state funds will have to display the Ten Commandments “in each building it uses and classroom in each school under its jurisdiction.”

The bill specifies that the text must be printed in a “large and easily readable font” and also requires a 200-word “context statement” explaining that the Ten Commandments were “a prominent part of American public education for almost three centuries.”

The Ten Commandments have been included in some of the most popular textbooks in U.S. history. Webster’s “The American Spelling Book” contained the Ten Commandments and sold more than 100 million copies for use by public school children all across the nation. It was still available for use in U.S. public schools as recently as 1975.

While more than a dozen states have enacted laws mandating or explicitly allowing schools to display the phrase, the Louisiana law goes one step further to require signage in each individual classroom.

Texas said they would have been the first state to do this but the RINOs got in the way:

DAN PATRICK: “Texas WOULD have been and SHOULD have been the first state in the nation to put the 10 Commandments back in our schools. Last session the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 1515, by Sen. Phil King on April 20th and sent it over to the House, to do what Louisiana just did. Every Texas Republican House member would have voted for it. But, SPEAKER Dade Phelan killed the bill by letting it languish in committee for a month assuring it would never have time for a vote on the floor. This was inexcusable and unacceptable. Putting the Ten Commandments back into our schools was obviously not a priority for Dade Phelan.”

In 1980, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that a Kentucky law requiring public schools to display the Ten Commandments in every classroom signaled the government endorsement of “a sacred text in the Jewish and Christian faiths,” in violation of the establishment clause of the First Amendment.

In 1980, Supreme Court ordered the Ten Commandments be removed from public schools. The 5-4 opinion was issued without ANY briefing or oral arguments. The rogue Justices invented a rule of their choosing out of thin air and used the now overruled case of Lemon v. Kurtzman as the basis of their ruling.

“If the posted copies of the Ten Commandments are to have any effect at all, it will be to induce the schoolchildren to read, meditate upon, perhaps to venerate and obey, the Commandments,” the high court’s 5–4 majority wrote at the time.

“However desirable this might be as a matter of private devotion, it is not a permissible state objective under the Establishment Clause.”

In its ruling, the Supreme Court said in 1980 that the Ten Commandments “had no secular legislative purpose” and were “plainly religious in nature” – because they made references to worshipping God.

Louisiana has rightly argued today that the Ten Commandments are the basis of all laws in Louisiana and our moral code.

LOUISIANA: “The Ten Commandments are the basis of all laws in Louisiana. And given all the junk our children are exposed to in classrooms today, it’s imperative that we put the Ten Commandments back in a prominent position. It doesn’t preach a certain religion, but it definitely shows what a moral code that we all should live by is.”

I agree – but it goes further. The Ten Commandments are the basis of all laws in America!

Atheists, Satanists and agnostics that mock America’s Judeo-Christian roots are trying to remove that moral code from our legal system and all US institutions and traditions. Yet, what do we base the American legal system on? The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount.

“The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount contain my religion.”

– John Adams, Nov. 4, 1816, letter to Thomas Jefferson.

“The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul. I don’t think we emphasize that enough these days.”

– Harry S Truman, Feb. 15, 1950, Attorney General’s Conference.

“The Ten Commandments have had an immeasurable effect on Anglo-American legal development.”

– U.S. District Court, Crockett v. Sorenson , W.D. Va. (1983)

“It is equally undeniable that the Ten Commandments have had a significant impact on the development of secular legal codes of the Western World.”

– U.S. Supreme Court, Stone v. Graham, (1980)

That’s a pretty simple concept. Even for kids to understand. Even the very first commandment —“no other gods” – provides prophetic resistance to anything that would make itself into a god, such as a totalitarian state under Communism or Fascism. In Communist China and Communist Cuba, the people must WORSHIP the Communist Party, not GOD. NOT in America.

The first amendment to the US Constitution – known as the Establishment Clause – says that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

Louisiana argued that posting the Ten Commandments does NOT violate the Establishment Clause:

LOUISIANA: “We are aware of no historically sound understanding of the Establishment Clause that begins to make it necessary for government to be hostile to religion in this way.”

Christians see the Ten Commandments as key rules from God on how to live.

The new law describes them as “foundational” to state and national governance. But opponents like the ACLU say the law breaks America’s separation of church and state.

A joint statement from the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the Freedom from Religion Foundation promises to use.

LOUISIANA: “If you want to respect the rule of law, you’ve got to start from the original law-giver, which was Moses. History records that James Madison, the fourth President of the United States of America, stated that “we have staked the whole future of our new nation upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments.”

MEANWHILE – in blue Minnesota – they are TAKING DOWN the TEN COMMANDMENTS and putting up PRIDE SIGNS.

A Minnesota Sheriff PAINTED OVER a Ten Commandments mural at a new county jail after pressure from atheist groups. Itasca County Sheriff Joe Dasovich said he didn’t want to paint over the religious displays but did so on the advice of legal counsel.

Neighboring St. Louis County also removed a decades-old Ten Commandments plaque from the Hibbing Courthouse in 2018 after a complaint from the same group – the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) – a bunch of Wisconsin-based atheists.


June 21, 2024 | 2 Comments »

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  1. Listen up, everybody- I managed to get him down to ten…(loud cheers from the Israelites)…BUT… I’m afraid the one about adultery is still in there.