10 Commandments in 'Ol Alabam
rduncan at UNLINFO.UNL.EDU
Fri Feb 28 09:23:56 PST 1997
Mike McConnell writes:
> Nothing in this argument depends on the merits of the actual dispute,
> about which I do not know enough to have an opinion. (The original
> post by "Richard Duncan" was apparently incorrect when it stated that
> the controversy was over a law permitting the posting of the Ten
> Commandments on Alabama classroom walls.) It is surely not
> unconstitutional per se for a judge to post the Ten Commandments
> somewhere in the courtroom, but context probably matters. As to
> leading the jury in prayer, I would want to know more details.
> The question that has caught my attention is the apparent threat by
> the governor of using the National Guard to prevent enforcement of a
> court order. One does not have to be an apologist for judicial
> supremacy to think that this is wrong.
I don't believe that my irresponsible twin, "Richard Duncan", got his
facts wrong when he reported on the Alabama situation. According to
the newspaper account, there are *two* issues in play in 'Ol Alabam.
One involves the Judge and his display of the Ten Commandments in his
courtroom. The other involves a bill introduced in the legislature (in
support of the Judge, no doubt) that would authorize the posting of
the Ten Commandments.
I also wish to take this opportunity to apologize for my twin's
expression of respect for Governor James. Unlike me, "Richard Duncan"
does not understand that the Governor of Alabama is an idiot, and a
fool, and deserves to be impeached.
Rick Duncan (rduncan at unlinfo.unl.edu)
"Tolerance applies only to persons, but never to truth. Intolerance
applies only to truth, but never to persons. Tolerance applies to the
erring; intolerance to the error." --Fulton J. Sheen
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