Power of political grandstanding
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I can’t believe state Sen. Gerald Dial wants to travel the same rough and worn-out pathway to display the Ten Commandments on state properties and in public schools. Has he not learned anything from repeated attempts?

The Ten Commandments serve as a reflective mirror of one’s defects but provide no removal action. The Ten Commandments have a more spiritual implication, which require a most spiritual remedy.

Displaying the Ten Commandments on government properties was settled by the courts under specific guidelines years ago. These guidelines are inclusive of historical and religious documents, not one religion.

Do lawmakers display the Ten Commandments on the walls in their homes? Let’s be honest, the Bibles are not open to the Ten Commandments in many homes, which is where they should be taught. To have the written law upon one’s heart is desirable.

Displaying the Ten Commandments in public facilities always requires vigilant challenges. The Ten Commandments’ preamble and the first four commands are of religious character. The last six commands meet the level of state enforcement. Actually, the sixth, eighth and ninth commands are strongest in the range of civil law enforcement.

I do not find many religious institutions displaying the Ten Commandments on their walls. Why do politicians seek to display the Ten Commandments in public places? Political grandstanding is powerful.

Isaiah J. Ashe
Huntsville
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