Sunday, July 12, 2015

OK Gov't Counters Court's Ten Commandments Ruling

Activist judges don’t have the last word in the forum of public debate. Anyone who says otherwise is just trying to silence one side. The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled last week that the Ten Commandments monument sitting on the grounds of the state capitol is unconstitutional.

But a decree from the Pathological Narcissistic Ruling Class, doesn’t necessarily put the matter to rest, at least in the Sooner State. “Oklahoma is a state where we respect the Rule of Law, and we will not ignore the state courts or their decisions,” Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said.

“However, we are also a state with three co-equal branches of government.” The executive branch is petitioning the court to reconsider the case, and the legislature will consider amending the state’s constitution over the matter.

Indeed, the debate over the display of the Ten Commandments has had a complicated history of late. The 7-2 ruling handed down by highest court in Oklahoma is the most recent round of a debate that has gone twice to the Supreme Court of the United States, where it ruled two different ways on the matter. Fallin’s response is also reminiscent of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s brave stand several years ago.

The “despotic branch” of which Jefferson warned may indeed have spoken, but the debate over the Decalogue — just like the debate over the definition of marriage — is far from over.



Anonymous said...

Was the United States founded on the Jewish religion?
Is it a theocracy in fear of the violently jealous Hebrew god Jahweh?

Olaf Koenders said...

Seems courts have nothing better to do that argue over piffle from the minority..

Anonymous said...

Change the State of OK Constitution to be more specific.

Bird of Paradise said...

Liberals oppose the Ten Comandments becuase it prophbits many of the things they like to do

Alpha Skua said...

There's nothing in the U.S. Constitution that says anything about the separation of Church & State it just prophibits having established religion like Islam in our schools

Anonymous said...

It was to prevent the establishment of a national religion in the new USA, like "The Church of America" (corresponding to the 'Church of England' or the national churches in most European countries at the time), so that in the US one religion or denomination wasn't favored or membership of it required for public office, and thus excluding members of other denominations. In effect there was separation of Church and State, though not expressed as such.