Ten Commandments: The Plaque
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SEC. XX. RELIGIOUS LIBERTY RIGHTS DECLARED.
(a) Display of Ten Commandments: The power to display the Ten Commandments on or within property owned or administered by the several States or political subdivisions thereof is hereby declared to be among the powers reserved to the States respectively.
(b) Expression of Religious Faith: The expression of religious faith by individual persons on or within property owned or administered by the several States or political subdivisions thereof is hereby
(1) declared to be among the rights secured against laws respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise of religion made or enforced by the United States Government or by any department or executive or judicial officer thereof; and
(2) declared to be among the liberties of which no State shall deprive any person without due process of law made in pursuance of powers reserved to the States respectively.
|After Midnight... The Ten Commandments|
The House Passes the 10 Commandments amendment
Picture This: Your pagan child stares at the copy of the Ten Commandments posted on his classroom wall.
He or she then asks the teacher, "What does "no other gods" mean and why aren't we supposed to have them? I have them."
The placing of the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms would open the door to many such questions by students. The Constitution forbids it. The Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional. The House last week passed a bill to make it possible.
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