The Founding Fathers relied on the Ten Commandments
when creating the American government.
A case likewise involving the display of the Ten Commandments
along with various secular texts, albeit with a contrary ruling, was recently decided in Kentucky.
The Ten Commandments
are really good rules for life," says the seventh-grader from Prince of Peace Lutheran School in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota.
The problem is plain to see: If we're not poor, not meek, already comfortable, not prepared to be merciful, if peace is not our game and our will regularly trumps God's in our daily priorities, then by all means let's file the Beatitudes and post the Ten Commandments
in every park.
In other courthouses, Ten Commandments
plaques are featured along with historical documents such as the Magna Carta.
Fittingly, the most visible manifestation of Schenck's influence are the small, polished stone plaques, inscribed with the Ten Commandments
, that he has distributed to more than 400 politicians in Washington and across the country.
4) It is useful, therefore, to consider whether opposition to posting the Ten Commandments
can be justified on something more than reflexive grounds.
It is very encouraging that the Supreme Court understands the historical and legal significance of displaying the Ten Commandments
and moved to protect thousands of monuments now in place across America," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ, which defends public displays of the Ten Commandments
and has two cases pending before the high court.
The courts have already held that Ten Commandments
displays in public schools raise even more heightened constitutional concerns than in other buildings because children are young, impressionable and a captive audience," Garrett said.
DeMille's epic Ten Commandments
film starring Charlton Heston, but its arrival has been greeted by a vastly different climate in society and in Hollywood.
While I would not call to place a cross on every corner, I do see the relevance of posting the Ten Commandments
in courtrooms, etc.
American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, involves the "Foundations of Law" displays in the McCreary and Pulaski county courthouses that include the Ten Commandments
alongside nine historical and legal documents as a "sampling of documents that influenced American law and government.