Minister of Education Reports


Display the Ten Commandments


Religion and Moral Proclamation Censored

The Tyranny of the Liberal Judiciary


            Attorney David C. Gibbs, Jr. wrote in the May 2000 edition of The Legal Alert the following:

            "A display of Moses the Lawgiver holding the Ten Commandments is located directly above the Justices' bench in the Chamber of the United States Supreme Court in Washington D.C. The same display is featured on the bronze doors leading into the Chamber. Moses is also one of the 23 marble relief portraits of lawgivers displayed over the gallery doors of the House of Representatives. These representations in our nation's capital underscore the importance America's Founders attached to the Ten Commandments.

For Americans the Ten Commandments are as much civic and historic treasures as they are religious. It was from these moral laws that America derived its first principles of common law.[1] President John Quincey Adams wrote in a letter reproduced in 1850, 'The law given from Sinai was a civil and municipal as well as a moral and religious code; it contains many statutes…of universal application- laws essential to the existence of men in society, and most of which have been enacted by every nation which every professed any code of laws.'

 Why, then, are American school children and ordinary citizens not permitted to enjoy the same right as United States lawmakers and Justices to display this moral law in their own civic surroundings? More talk about displaying the Ten Commandments in public schools or on public property in small towns across America has been likened by opponents of the Decalogue to an act of tyranny.

'Tyranny' refers to an arbitrarily cruel exercise of power. But there is nothing arbitrary about displaying a code of moral conduct that promotes respect for our system of laws and the good of society. There is nothing cruel about reminding people not to kill, steal, and lie. Rather, the arbitrary cruelty lies in allowing people to become the victims of murder theft and deception."[2]


[1] I note that those Islamic states which deride the United States have their laws seated in Islamic law. See how they treat people and then take a look at how Americans treat people who have gotten into trouble.

[2] We live in a day when many who sit upon the legal bench qualify as unjust judges in biblical terms. They exercise tyranny by the alteration of the law through their rulings and decrees. Who put them in power?

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