Ten Commandments a cornerstone of law, as well as religion
It’s pretty much safe to conclude that the majority of Arkansans identify themselves as Christians, right?
We only ask because the radical, leftist American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas is still trying to get the state to remove a Ten Commandments monument.
It comes as no surprise and, in fact expected, that these nut jobs would be coming out of the woodwork ranting and raving over this monument that was installed at the state Capitol in 2017. A day didn’t go by before a sorry excuse for a human being from Van Buren used his vehicle to ram the monument and smash it to pieces. It has since been reinstalled.
Among those who were originally on hand when the monument was installed was Sen. Jason Rapert, who pointed out that there are many monuments on the Capitol grounds that honor many various different things.
But, Rapert said, “We don’t have a monument that gives honor to the historical, moral foundation of law. The Ten Commandments is one of the first written codes of law ever…”
These basic laws play a fundamental role in Judaism, Christianity as well as Islam. For the majority of God fearing Arkansas there is the strong belief to honor one’s parents, keep the Sabbath, as well as prohibitions against idolatry, blasphemy, murder, adultery, theft, dishonesty and coveting.
There is a growing resentment among the majority of us constantly being pushed around and forced to play this so-called “politically correct” way of doing things for the sake of a bunch of minority groups such as those represented in this particular situation by the ACLU, or this so-called Arkansas Society of Freethinkers, or these devil worshipers.
This radical ACLU filed suit on the basis that the monument is a violation of the First Amendment, which in our opinion is pure malarkey.
Not to be overshadowed, this Massachusetts-based Satanic Temple group wanted to erect an 8-foot tall bronze statue of goat-faced deity Baphomet.
The new Ten Commandments monument is protected on all four of its corners by thick concrete bollards As for the whereabouts of the guy who ran into the monument — he is currently being held at the Arkansas State Mental Hospital, after a county court found him mentally unfit to stand trial.
Several groups have opposed the monument. The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has said it is unconstitutional. And then there’s The Satanic Temple, which says it plans to sue the state of Arkansas. It says the state rejected its offer of a monument that would honor “pluralism and religious freedom” and represent another viewpoint. By rejecting that monument, the group says, Arkansas is establishing a religious preference.
The Satanic Temple describes itself as “a non-theistic religious organization” that “understands the Satanic figure as a symbol of man’s inherent nature, representative of the eternal rebel, enlightened inquiry and personal freedom rather than a supernatural deity or being,” according to a statement.
No matter what your religious affiliation, there’s no denying that the Ten Commandments, even with no spiritual connotations at all, formed the basis of a great deal of our modern law, our basic code for behavior and is a foundation upon which this nation was built.