In God Courts Trust

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

The Supreme Court announced today it will consider whether the Ten Commandments may be displayed on government property, ending a 25-year silence on a church-state issue that has prompted bitter legal fights around the country.

I discussed the issue today with a Florida State doctoral student, a graduate assistant who teaches Courts in the School of Criminology. When I expressed that a mere monument should pose no threat to participants of any religion appearing before the court (because a judge's faith has no role in his position), he asked me whether it would be appropriate for a judge to display a swastika in his courthouse.

Leave it to a liberal to compare an innocent monument to a symbol that promotes hate, violence and discrimination toward non-whites. Liberals will do just about anything to not only deny our nation's religious history but get the rest of our country to forget it as well.

If the Supreme Court allows government agencies to display the Ten Commandments on its premises, employees of all religions will be free to display symbols of their faith as well. This is not a case for Judeo-Christian rights but the rights of all of us. Religious or not, God-fearing or atheist, this ruling can either recognize the 1st amendment that has been provided to us for the last 213 years or put a sharpie through the line: prohibiting the free exercise thereof.