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A Win for the Ten

Updated: Jul 2

By Matthew Singleton

I don’t think it is necessary (nor do I think it is always advisable) to have public monuments to the Ten Commandments.

But on the other hand, if your claim is that the Ten Commandments should be banned from the public for those who are historically mentally disabled, then I would say that the Ten Commandments are not a religious document but rather, a law document. The law demands enforcement––not faith.

For instance, I took a trip to the state of Utah that has blue laws for the Sunday Sabbath.

It does not matter if I believed or not that Sunday was the Sabbath: nobody was going to do business with me on Sunday.

It is the constitution of the Israelite Hebrews. The Hebrews did not always believe it, but they were under the force of law regardless.

The Jews were successful merchants and had along history as merchants working with the ancient British tin mines on the Cassiteride Islands. This led to a lot of immigration. Christianity has a very ancient church history there as a result.

As this influence grew over the millennium, King Alfred the Great unified the “United Kingdom” under the “Dooms laws” which incorporated many Jewish Torah laws into the British justice system that we call “the common law.” These systems worked well in the courts and were highly esteemed over a period of centuries in the court system.

America enshrined its rendition of common law in the 7th amendment. Amendments two through eight in the Bill of Rights are permanent as a result of the 9th amendment.

Plus, we are neither talking about free speech in the first amendment nor the freedom of state government in the tenth amendment!

There has been a lot of push back against religious displays, and they have gotten away with a lot in recent years, but there is this silent majority that slowly losing its storehouse of patience.

Meanwhile, if you don’t want the government displaying sectarian symbols, the last thing you should do is force children to pledge allegiance to BLM and rainbow flags.

I hear a little bird that people in high places might support the Louisiana governor, despite the fact that he is practically begging for anyone to sue him.

Recently, Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry signed a bill into law insisting on the display of the Ten Commandments in Louisiana public school classrooms. When the ACLU and others threatened a lawsuit, the Governor fired back with a "double-dogged dare."

I might not be a gambler, but I predict a win for the ten.

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