Friday, November 14, 2003

I'm Amanda. I'll be jumping in here occasionally, too.

After yesterday's ousting of Roy Moore in Alabama, you'd think we would be done with Ten Commandments monuments, at least for a little while. In Alabama, maybe, but in Texas, no.

"The Ten Commandments are undoubtedly a sacred religious text, but they are also a foundational document in the development of Western legal codes and culture," [Texas Attorney General Greg] Abbott said in a news release issued Thursday. "The Texas monument has stood for over 40 years, and the court's decision affirms that the monument is entirely consistent with the requirements of the U.S. Constitution."

The ruling by the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court states that, when taken on the whole with other aspects of the state's heritage, culture and legal codes, the monument does not suggest that the state is seeking to impose a religious belief on its residents, Abbott said.

I'm looking for the "thou shalt have no other gods before me" laws.


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