Ten Commandments amendment
conlawprof at YAHOO.COM
Tue Jan 15 12:09:48 PST 2002
I am not sure why Joel forwarded this letter to the
list. However, although public display of the Ten
Commandments may not be the solution to the many
social problems mentioned by Dean Young in his letter,
it is certainly *true* that the Modern Secular State
does seem to find itself in the company of an epidemic
of serious stds, omnipresent pornography in
neighborhood convenience stores, the movies, the
internet, and even on tv, millions of legal abortions
(including thousands performed cruelly on third
trimester, partially born infants), and many more
social ills Mr. Young failed to mention.
If this is what the Secular State has to offer our
children, maybe we should consider some alternatives.
Maybe we should consider, not Ten Commandment laws,
but laws designed to accommodate religious freedom and
parental rights for everyone (such as school choice
laws that would allow those of us who wish to educate
our children from a religious perspective to do so
without foregoing the single largest benefit most
taxpayers receive from state and local government).
Mr. Young has a powerful point, but the solution is
shrinking the size of our Secular State not shoving
the Ten Commandments down the throats of our fellow
citizens. But so long as secularists insist on shoving
secularism down the throats of religious children in
public schools, many religious people will try to
return the favor.
Cheers, Rick Duncan
--- JLSatty at AOL.COM wrote:
> Letter to the Editor, Tuscaloosa News, January 14,
> We need to pass Ten Commandments amendment
> January 14, 2002
> Email this story.
> Dear Editor: The Ten Commandments Amendment, if
> passed by the people of
> Alabama, would allow the voluntary display of the
> Ten Commandments in schools
> and other public buildings across our state. If
> passed, it would make Alabama
> the first state in our nation to take such a stand.
> Passage of the amendment
> would make Alabama the leader in turning our nation
> back to the Christian
> heritage, which made her great.
> I have three children and I want them to live in a
> state and nation that
> acknowledges God openly and relies on him. And I
> want the same for your
> Many have stood idly by over the last 40 years and
> have allowed a very small
> minority to push their agenda down our throats.
> Their agenda has been to
> remove ever mention of God from our society. As a
> result we have seen kids
> killing kids in schools, sexually transmitted
> disease among young people
> skyrocket, an increase in pornography and abortions
> declared "legal". Today a
> baby can be three quarters outside the womb and the
> "doctor" can "legally"
> stick scissors into the babyâs skull and then suck
> out its brains to kill it.
> These are just some of the consequences when a
> people do not acknowledge God
> and his laws. These are some of the reasons we must
> start acknowledging God
> again in our schools and other public buildings.
> Dean Young
> Executive director, Christian Family Association
> Responses may be sent to
> ben.windham at tuscaloosanews.com if anyone is
> Joel Sogol
"Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm."
--President George W. Bush (quoting John Page)
"When the Round Table is broken every man must follow Galahad or Mordred; middle things are gone." -C.S. Lewis
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