Ohio Roundtable: The Public Square - Ten Commandments I
Ten Commandments II
The battle in Alabama is about
It's not about religion, or politics. The battle over the
10 Commandments in Alabama is a struggle over the Constitution.
The Ten Commandments are displayed at the US Supreme Court
building so why should a single federal judge try to remove them from the Alabama Supreme
For that matter - and this is the real question behind this
whole debate: What constitutional authority permits any branch of the federal government
to decide what people in Alabama may or may not display at their Courthouse?
Where in the US Constitution do we find the clause that
makes federal judges the official monument inspectors for every state and municipality in
America? With all the trouble in the world, can't federal judges find something a little
more constitutional to do with their time?
The truth is this case should have been thrown out of court
the day it was filed. There is clearly no provision in the federal Constitution for
judicial art and culture police. The case and the plaintiffs should have been laughed out
But the ACLU is no laughing matter. They shop for judges
all across the American judicial system. They are constantly looking for judges with
political agendas who are more willing to serve the radical cause of the ACLU than defend
the United States Constitution. That strategy puts all our civil liberties at risk. The
battle in Alabama is no small story. It may actually become a watershed moment in American
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