Thou Shalt Ignore Stupidity
This falls under the guise that such a “serious” presentation will be in reference to the historical significance of this per the First Amendment or other such nonsense. You see, there are people who believe that without the Ten Commandments we may not have been able to come up with the laws we have today. Somehow civility would have been lacking without the influence of this particular set of religious rules. Bless their hearts.
So the very first hominids, when faced with a violent member of their clan, didn’t figure out fairly fast that this kind of thing (murder) wasn’t all that good for their survival? Really? Most everything today that we hold as common sense laws came from our experience over the thousands and thousands of years of trying to get along in groups. At some point, someone said, “…hey, we gotta get rid of that guy who is going around killing everyone. I need a quorum for the hunt next week, man.” Ta da! There’s a law.
I’m told by friends there are several versions of “ten commandments” that have been passed down through history from various religious groups that claimed their version as “the” version, so to speak. It stands to reason that the first question these State House morons should ask themselves is this: just exactly which set are you referring to?!? Only time will tell if this will be challenged in court and if it will pass constitutional muster, but the word is that it’s a huge invitation to spend millions of dollars in litigation arguing about this insanity.
There’s been talk that “they” (the people who will handle the selection and design of the monument) will allow submissions to be considered. Well, my friend, Jim, has a suggestion for a list of commandments that is very clever and I’m passing along for your consideration:
Do you think these have a chance? Maybe if we adopt them as our own and chisel them into a marble slab?