10 Commandments Displays & Eminent Domain

This Big B File is about the recent decisions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court, what the impact is on us and what we can do about it.


       The U.S. Supreme Court ended its session for 2004-2005 with a number of Controversial Rulings, Especially on Eminent Domain and conflicting rulings on two The Ten Commandments displays…one on a Ten Commandments Monument outside of the Texas Statehouse in Austin, TX and a Framed Display of the Ten Commandments inside a County Courthouse in Kentucky.  The Ten Commandments are as Follows . . .

  1. I am the Lord your God; you shall not have strange gods before me.

  2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.

  3. Remember to keep holy the Lord’s day.

  4. Honor your father and your mother.

  5. You shall not kill.

  6. You shall not commit adultery.

  7. You shall not steal.

  8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

  9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.

  10. You shall not covet you neighbor’s goods.

       It seems like that the 10 Commandments can only be posted (or in this case a monument erected) if religion i.e. Christianity is not the reason for erecting a display or monument or if it is placed there alone. What!?! How can you take religion out of the ten commandments when that is exactly where they are based?

10 Commandments Monument

Texas State Capital – Austin, Texas


        Look at who wants to get ANY MENTION of Christianity out of the public square…Liberal groups that make up a laundry list of mostly Democratic Party aligned groups (or ones that might as well be), such as ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Americans for Separation of Church & State, NARAL Pro-Choice America, National Organization of Women (NOW), Homosexual Groups (including NAMBLA, which advocates Pedophilia), March of Dimes, Etc. They are groups that are “offended” by Religion for one reason only…because the Ten Commandments represent Moral Absolutes. They want moral relativism, which means that anything goes…like having sex with whomever you want with no consequences whatsoever, lie to someone without even thinking about it, getting prescription drugs from Canada without ever being seen by a Doctor there.
Lets take a look at the Ten Commandments…and how the moral absolutes they invoke are the bases for the laws that are on the books today. For starters, the ninth commandment says “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. examples include when you go into court, place your left hand on the Bible, raise your right hand and are asked “Do You swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help you God.” Does that sound familiar? that means that you can lie on the witness stand, you would be charged with Perjury and go to jail for it! I also has modern day implications not covered by law. “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor” simply means do not lie to people and always tell people the truth…a moral absolute.
        “You shall not kill” means that you do not kill people! You can be charged with Murder, or capital Murder. “You shall not Steal” means simply that You DO NOT take anything that is not yours! Current laws on the Books include Robbery, Armed Robbery Grand Larceny, and Embezzlement. Do Not Commit Adultery simply means that you do have an affair with someone who you are not married to currently.

        Even though Commandments 1, 2, 3, and 4 are not found in current laws on the books, they do represent Moral Absolutes, which why I believe that the Left are offended by Christianity and the ten commandments and have been trying to squeeze it out of the public life for the past since the 1950’s. As you can see, there is absolutely no way that you can separate Religion from the Ten Commandments.
By the way…did I forget to mention that the Ten Commandments can be found in the Torah, the holy book of the Jewish People. You know them…they’re found here in the United States of America, in Europe and Asia (via Russia) and Israel.
The U.S. Supreme Court also ruled that Eminent Domain can be used to take someone’s house to put up a shopping mall or a high-end boutique or a new factory. What this means is that they can use Eminent Domain to take your house to put in it’s place anything that would bring in more tax revenue for Bureaucrats who would more than likely start new programs and raise taxes anyway. Before the ruling, they could only take your home to put in it’s place a new road and/or bridge or an extension of a current road, a school, a Building for Essential Government Services, a School or Hospital. These three cases (the Ten Commandments Cases out of Texas [Van Orden v. Perry] and Kentucky [McCreary County v. ACLU] and the Connecticutt caese of Kelo v. New London involving Eminent Domain) and numerous others in the past are the reason that we need to have people on the U.S. Supreme Court that Actually Interpret that Constitute and not be activist judges who make up new laws as they go along and why the Democrats (including Comrade Dick Durbin) spent four years filibustering the Bush Judicial Nominees and why they’ll be filibustering whoever President Bush Nominates to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’ Connor. Just mark my words…It is going to happen the moment President Bush nominates someone!

        That’s the Big B File. Click on “Comment” link below and tell me what you think…I’m Bryan Hewing.

 10 Commandments Displays & Eminent Domain Links

 Ten Commandments Cases Links

A Closer Look at the Supreme Court Decisions in the Ten Commandments Cases

Excerpts From Supreme Court Opinions in Ten Commandments Cases

ACLJ: Thousands of Ten Commandments Monuments Stay in Place With Supreme Court Ruling on the Issue

Jay Sekulow’s Trial Notebook: Ten Commandments Decisions Issued

Supreme Court Cites ACLJ Brief in Ten Commandments Case
  Eminent Domain Cases Links

ACLJ: Supreme Court Decision Threatens Property Rights Putting Homes, Businesses, and Churches at Risk

Jay Sekulow’s Trial Notebook: Property Takings Case

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